“Atticus is flimsy and feeble...” That is what Scout Finch, the narrator
of To Kill A Mockingbird thought about her father, she was wrong. Atticus
is kind, wise, and seeks the truth. I will prove all these to you in the following
Atticus is smart. He is wise to teach his children good manners, and to
be good people. When he tells Jem not to kill a mockingbird because it is a
sin to so, or when he tells his children that he doesn’t use his intelligence over
people to his advantage, he is showing wisdom. When his children have a
question, he has an answer. He is a lawyer, so it is to his advantage to be
smart. Like with the Tom Robinson case, he proved Mr.Ewell to be a bad
witness. He also understands how people think and how to react to them.
Atticus seeks the truth in everything, like in the Tom Robinson case.
Even Judge Taylor knew that Tom was innocent, which is why he got Atticus
to defend him. Still Atticus sought the truth in the case, even though it was
the 1930’s and a black man’s word was not as good as a white person’s
word. Atticus believed in Tom. He makes a good lawyer because of this trait
of seeking the truth.
Atticus would be kind to everyone. He gives Mayella the title Miss...,
and treats her nicer than people usually would. She wasn’t comfortable with
it, but that is the way he is. Atticus is trying to teach his children to be
courteous to everyone, too. Atticus always thinks of others, too. He was kind
to Mrs. Dubose, because she was on morphine. He is also nice to Mrs. Tom
Robinson, and the black community. This shows his kindness and
thoughtfulness to others.
In the above paragraphs I have proven that Atticus is kind, wise and
seeks the truth. Now Scout sees that Atticus isn’t flimsy and feeble. She sees
that he is strong and wise, and that she and Jem should respect him.