What are some examples of Atticus being protective between Chapters 1-14 of To Kill a Mockingbird?I am writing an essay on character traits of Atticus Finch and I'm on my last paragraph and need...
What are some examples of Atticus being protective between Chapters 1-14 of To Kill a Mockingbird?
I am writing an essay on character traits of Atticus Finch and I'm on my last paragraph and need help! :(
Scout notes that Atticus has set neighborhood boundaries for his children,
... (within calling distance of Calpurnia) ... Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose's house two doors to the north of us, and the Radley Place three doors to the south.
He insists that Scout return to school, recognizing that his home at-home education is not in the best interests of his daughter. He warns Jem and Scout to stay clear of the fire that consumes Miss Maudie's house and to stay put by the Radley House.
"Do as I tell you. Run now. Take care of Scout, you hear? Don't let her out of your sight."
Atticus demands that Scout stop fighting--not for her own safety, since she can handle herself, even with boys--because it isn't ladylike and because losing one's temper and resorting to violence is no way to settle an argument. He takes up a rifle after 30 years to clear his street of the mad dog. He allows Alexandra to come and live in his house in the hopes that her "gentle breeding" will rub off on Jem and Scout, but he defends Calpurnia's employment since she is "a faithful member of the family" and "the children love her."