To Kill a Mockingbird


In Scout's account of her childhood, her father Atticus reigns supreme. How would you characterize his abilities as a single parent? How would you describe his treatment of Calpurnia and Tom Robinson vis a vis his treatment of his white neighbors and colleagues? How would you typify his views on race and class in the larger context of his community and his peers?

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As a single parent, he is doing the best he can; he does have the luxury of having Calpurnia around to help take care of the children when he is not around which helps them tremendously. He also tries to be fair to everyone, white or black, and he needs to share his sense of equality to all around him, whether white or black. Not everyone sees his point of view, but it is more equitable.