The one man show


Atticus has shown many abilitiys and strengths in To kill a Mocking Bird ,but little seen by most readers is the weaknesses he displays. Atticus ,when looked at from the right point of veiw, can have many weaknesses. Some of these would be the fact that he pushes his belifs on his children, he allows little time for independent development of his children's syke, he has vast changes of mind and it seems every now and then that he doesn't know what to think.


Several times have we seen the fact that Atticus doesn't allow Scout and Jem to develop their own take on something. This shows the fact that Scout was told not to listen to what others say and to not go along with the crowd ,but this also shows that if Scout wants to fit in with the crowd she's not allowed to think as they do even if it's her choice. When he told Jem that he is clearly showing the fact that what Jem thinks or says is invalid if it doesn't go along with Atticus's wave of thought.


We haven't read in the book that Jem or Scout were ever allowed to do what they want. We have never heard "Jem go do what you want."or "Sout go do what you want." Allowing children to do what they want helps them develop their own natural abilities. And this example can be found in. Scout wasn't allowed to think freely,if she personaly wants to call a blackman that then whatever floats her boat. Atticus is religious ,but doesn't understand that God should be the only on that can judge anyone.


Atticus rarly seems to keep his train of thought on the same page. We can see this in


while Harper Lee may be using this to help prove a point, it confuses readers like me as to what Atticus is thinking at a certin time and i'm completely sure where there is one there are many.


Everything that has been said help me prove from the fact that he pushes his belifs on his children, and the reason that he allows little time for independent development of his children's syke, then he has vast changes of mind and it seems every now and then that he doesn't know what to think.