How does the novel think of children as different from adults? Are there any adults who have child-like perspectives? How about children with adult outlooks?
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I think Atticus's parenting style gives his children a mature enlightened attitude. Atticus does not hide dark issues from his children, he explores them. Atticus guides them with a context that they understand. Despite Aunt Alexandra's protest, Atticus even explores the theme of rape with Scout. The Finch kids develop a more objective and compassionate view of the world.The other children are limited by their upbringing. I Miss. Maudie shares many qualities as Atticus. Boo Radley has a child-like perspective. He wants to laugh with children. He sends childish gifts to Scout and Jem by leaving them in a tree knot.