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It takes many things to be a good father Atticus does them all Through out the story of To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch shows himself to be an ideal role model for his children Though he does not always succeed he still tries to do all he can for his children Atticus is a great He does all he can to help his children with their problems educate them and provide them with well-rounded morals Atticus tries to imbue his children with a good education He taught them to read ahead of their time and he pays to send them to school However these two things conflicted when the children run into an interesting character named Miss Caroline The childrens schoolteacher who is shocked to find out on the first day of school that Scout was fully literate For some reason or another this annoyed Miss Caroline to the point that she asked for Atticus to stop helping Scout with her education Mrs Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me any more it would interfere with my reading Lee 17 Atticus learned of this and decided that his daughters well being was more important than a teachers lesson plan No an agreement reached by mutual concessions It works this way he said If youll concede the necessity of going to school well go on reading every night just as we always have Is it a bargain 31 Atticus instills in his children a clear line between right and wrong He repeatedly talks to his children He gives some advice to Scout after her first day of school when she had conflicted with Miss Caroline and had beat up Walter Cunningham First of all he said if you can learn a simple trick Scout youll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of
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