Atticus Atticus is well educated and wants his children to be equally if not

Atticus atticus is well educated and wants his

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Atticus Atticus is well educated and wants his children to be equally, if not more educated than him. “Atticus kept us in fits that evening, gravely reading columns of print about a man who sat on a flagpole for no discernible reason…” (Lee 32). Atticus is one of the more educated people in Maycomb even though he never actually attended school until he decided to study law. This also shows how resilient Atticus was because it takes a lot of effort to learn how to read out of his free will and just learning how to read is strenuous in general. Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham is a classmate of Scout who is also in extreme poverty, but unlike the other families in poverty, Walter constantly works and comes to school whenever he can. “‘Reason I can’t pass the first grade, Mr. Finch, is I’ve had to stay out ever’ spring an’ help Papa with the choppin’, but there’s another at the house now that’s field size.’” (Lee 24). The Cunningham’s stop at nothing when it comes to being good people. Despite being virtually broke, the Cunningham family manages to pay back people they owe money to using unconventional methods. Jem realizes this and invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch one day. Atticus Atticus is a lawyer but he also extremely empathetic. But he still cares about the truth. Atticus does not care about hiding the truth so he sheds light
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