In the Book to kill a mockingbird Atticus sets a tone for the book about pride. He sets really good examples for his children Scout and Jem. One of the examples he sets is to not retaliate with someone. Atticus goes through a lot and never fights back or does anything mean or inappropriate to anyone. When Mr. Ewell spits in Atticus’s eye Atticus doesn’t retaliate and chooses the better way to handle it. It would’ve been really easy for Atticus to just hurt or do something back to Mr. Ewell but he didn’t and he simply ignored him instead. This shows how mature Atticus is and I think that most the reason he didn’t do anything back was because he wanted to set a good example for his kids. His daughter Scout got into a fight and he told her not to fight back and to act like a mature lady. If Atticus would’ve fought Mr. Ewell Scout would’ve been very disappointed and she’d probably start fighting again. Another example that Atticus sets is to not be racist. He stands up for Tom Robinson and believes that it’s not right to be racist and everyone should just get along. Atticus is the Lawyer for Tom Robinson and his children follow in his footsteps so he tries to create the path to a good life. He creates this path by making sure his children do the right thing, and that they get along with the people that could possibly help them in the future. Atticus makes sure that Jem doesn’t pester Ms. Dubose and they end up becoming close in the end of the story. People respect Jem and Scout because they’re very loyal to their father and they respect everyone back. Without Atticus Scout and Jem would be less mature and less structured. Atticus is a very good parent because he’s taught them so many life lessons and he’s taken the role of their mother that died. It must’ve been really hard to deal with too young children that are having trouble growing up. I give Atticus props for being a great role model for his children and that he never gave up! Atticus is a great person and he tries to make his children be the same way. I think that in Scout and Jem will have very bright futures because of the things that Atticus has taught them.