Talk about Atticus’ significance and personality traits briefly
How even though he is absent, due to his job as a lawyer, he still sets a good example for his children
He’s not just a good parent but an admirable Maycomb citizen too and he sets an example to everyone
Possibly talk about the stereotypical father figure found through the 1930s and make a quick comparison to Atticus so it is linking to context
Quote: ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’
Analysis: Atticus wants his children to look at life from a Negro’s perspective, Boo’s perspective and from their friend’s perspectives throughout the story. However, normally it would be easier to walk around in someone’s shoes and feel if they’re a little too tight or loose and give them back. To walk around in someone’s skin would mean absorbing their life traits, the things they are persecuted for, praised for, expected of and stuck with.
Quote: ‘…dose of magnesia for you tonight and school tomorrow’
Analysis: Atticus was home schooled himself, but he is determined to see his children educated in public schools. When Scout wants to quit school after her first bad day, Atticus puts his foot down.
Quote: ‘There’s a lot of ugly things in this world son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from you. That’s never possible.’
Analysis: Atticus is saying he wishes he could prevent the loss of innocence and keep Jem away from all the bad and harmful people but he knows he can’t protect Jem forever.
Quote: ‘Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.’
Analysis: He is solely trying to teach his children the meaning of courage. A man with a gun in his