Differences in Parenting Of To Kill A Mocking Bird

Essay by peenutz888Junior High, 9th gradeA+, October 2004

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In the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Atticus Finch and his sister, known as Aunt Alexandra, both try to parent the children, Jem and Scout. They both have their ways of controlling the children. Different ways work for different children, which one is for Scout and Jem.

Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout Finch. He is more of a carefree father. He is well dressed and has important morals that he will teach his children. He believes in letting his children be who they want to be. He can be strict at times, but usually is relaxed about his children's situations. He dresses his children well when they go to church or the courtroom but when they're at home they wear their overalls.

Aunt Alexandra is the sister of Atticus and the protective aunt of Jem and Scout. Aunt Alexandra is a stricter lady. She believes in well-dressed and well-behaved children.

She is always nagging Scout for not wearing a dress and not behaving like a young lady. Aunt Alexandra has good intension but over does her boundaries when she is parenting the children.

Atticus and Aunt Alexandra both parent the children in their own special way. These two people control the children with extra care and try to help them succeed in life. They have different morals and values but I feel they are trying to do what is right for the children.