February 18, 2010
Three different fathers
How does Atticus Finch, Mr. Walter Cunningham and Bob Ewell’s parenting differ? How are Jem and Scout Finch, Mayella Ewell and Walter Cunnungham treated by their fathers? Are the actions made by their fathers reflected on the children? Atticus Finch is kind to Jem and Scout. Mr. Walter Cunningham treats Walter well and teaches him to never take anyrhing that he cannot give back. Bob Ewell is a heavy drinker and beats Mayella. Sout and her brother Jem go through many different experiences as they become older. Their father Atticus is defending a black man which was unacceptable in their time period. They are ridiculed, threatened and even attacked because of it. Their neighbor and friend Miss Maudie’s house burns down. Atticus Finch, Mr. Walter Cunningham and Bob Ewell parent differently in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Atticus Finch treats his children, Jem and Scout very well. Jem is growing and is very moody at the age of 12. Scout asks Atticus if he reckons Jem has a tapeworm. Atticus says, “No, Jem [is] growing. [You] must be patient with him and disturb him as little as possible(153).” Atticus shows slight annoyance during the stressful trial period. His voice shows how stressed out the trial is making him. Scout runs Jem’s comb up and down the edhe of his dresser. Atticus says, “Stop that noise(178).”Atticus is kind to his children and only shows unhappiness after a stressful day.
Mr Walter Cunnungham is kind to his son Walter. On the first day of school. Miss Caroline, Scout’s first grade teacher offered Walter Cunnungham a quarter because he forgot his lunch. Scout defends Walter and tells Miss Caroline that he cant take the quarter because he is a Cunningham. Scout says,”The Cunninghams never took anything they cannot pay...