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Analysis of the Atticus Character in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: In "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem grow up thinking that their lawyer father, Atticus, is not remarkable in any way. The children gain respect for him after he heroically kills a mad dog, and they go on to learn many lessons from him about bravery, courage and perseverance.
Atticus surely is quite old to have children around Scout and Jem's age. Although Scout and Jem never talk about Atticus among their friends, but they still honor him as a father deep within their hearts. Jem and Scout are sometimes disappointed with Atticus, because Atticus did not do the things like their friends' fathers did. They thought of Atticus as an old man, who never did anything remarkable. When Jem asked him whether he would play football for the Methodists, Atticus simply said "I'd break my neck for that (92)." But later in the novel, Scout and Jem realized that they've underestimated their father. Actually, Atticus is kind, wise and seeks the truth; he is smart to teach his children good manners and to be good people. They learned that Atticus is a great father with many qualities that other...

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