To Kill a Mockingbird

how does atticus percieve himself as a father?

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I think Atticus believes himself to be a good father, but he also has no problem acknowledging the fact that his mothering skills aren't quite up to snuff.

“Jem’s growing up now and you are too,” she said to me. “We decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence. It won’t be many years, Jean Louise, before you become interested in clothes and boys—”

“We felt it was time you children needed—well, it’s like this, Scout,” Atticus said. “Your aunt’s doing me a favor as well as you all. I can’t stay here all day with you, and the summer’s going to be a hot one.”


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