Atticus as a Role M odel
Ashad Khan 18/12/2013 ENG1DO-B
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee. It is well known all around the world. The main character of this book is a young girl named Scout. She has a brother named Jem and her father's name is Atticus. Atticus is a role model for the citizens of Maycomb County because he has nice characteristics, he has a nice way of speaking, and has a lot of wisdom.
His has a very respectful way of talking. During the case of Tom Robinson, Mayella Ewell was called up to the witness stand, and Atticus was very respectful to her. He called her "ma'am" multiple times. Mayella Ewell disapproved of him calling her ma'am because she had never been called ma'am in her life. Also Atticus is very comforting to others because he always talks to everyone about something they are interested in.
On page 32, Atticus talks to Walter about farming because that is only what Walter has grown up to know about. Lastly, he also talks to Scout like an adult. Multiple times in the book, Atticus uses large words to talk to her. This helps her expand her vocabulary at a young age making Atticus a better role model for the citizens of Maycomb. Atticus talks like a role model and his wisdom also helps him being even a better role model for Maycomb.
Atticus has a lot of Wisdom. "When Jem an' I fuss, Atticus doesn't ever just listen to Jem's side, he hears mine too" (Lee, 113). This quote shows that Atticus has a lot of wisdom, as he always listens to both side of an argument and then makes a decision which he thinks is correct. Also with his wisdom...