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Parenting is an act of being a parent which means you show love and care towards your offspring Harper lees book To Kill A Mockingbird shows the difference in parenting of the characters Bob Ewell and Atticus Finch Some ways these two characters are different is depicted in this essay by showing the difference in the hygiene of themselves and their children their lifestyles their community acceptance and their morals and values Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell are diversified in many ways in this novel that is why I chose to contrast them The first difference between Atticus and Bob is themselves and their childrens hygiene Bob Ewells child Burris was a very defiled child he had a dark gray neck the backs of his hands were rusty and his fingernails were black deep into the quick Lee 27 Burris was instructed by the teacher to leave early to wash you hair with lye soap When youve done that treat your scalp with kerosene Lee 26 Burris was angered by this remark responding You aint sendin me home missus Lee 27 this displayed a sort of defensive side to the kids due to their dads lack of parenting they have to fend for themselves in a cruel insecure world for a child his age Scout and Jem were well-groomed children no soiled clothes or face were kept on them for a long time like Burris The next disparate characteristic is that of their lifestyles The Ewells lived behind the town garbage dump in what was once a Negros cabin No economic flatuatuion change their status Lee170 The cabins plank walls were supplemented with sheets of corrugated iron its roof shingled with tin cans hammered flat so only its general shape suggested its original diamond The varmints had a lean time of it the Ewells gave the dump a thorough gleaning every day and the fruits of their industry made the plot of ground around
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