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Atticus Compared to Today's African-American Fathers

Summary: A comparison of the fictional father Atticus in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and the lack of fathers and other male role models in many contemporary African-American families. Because of a lack of responsibility by many African-American fathers, black families have high rates of broken families, in the opinion of the author.
As a parent, there is no doubt that supporting a family is difficult, and this is shown through Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, and in the past years of our history. A single father raising two children, Atticus Finch is a good example of how parents should be, and has proper ways of teaching his kids. He is a man of conscience who tries his best to instill good values and morals in his children. However, many factors cause breakdowns in families, especially in black households. The crisis of African-American families is mainly due to the absence of the father. Atticus is an ideal father who teaches moral lessons that his kids benefit from, but unfortunately, black children don't receive such principles due to the lack of responsibility of African-American fathers.

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