This shows that Atticus is a very good consulter and and excellent father.
"you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view."(38)
Atticus's Effects on Others
When Atticus says this he saves his children and calms down Mrs.Dubose showing that he is good at persuading anyone.
"I think that your yard is going to be the showplace of the town!"(15)
Character analysis of Atticus
Atticus is almost always laid back and relaxed, but on page 50, "Atticus flushes. His fists clench, he reaches for Jem." He is very protective of his children and is one of the only times he loses his cool. This shows how good of a father his is.
On page 14, Atticus says"Oh, I can't agree with you" to Mrs. Dubose. He defuses the situation and saves the children showing that he can sway even the tightest opinions and make them see a different perspective.
We realize Atticus is getting old when he tells Jem that he can't move like he used to and won't play football. This shows that he is getting old.
"I explained to you that i'm getting too old to get out there."(8)
Another effect Atticus has on others is shown when Bob and Atticus interact. Bob says " What kind of man are you? you have chillun of your own"(23)! Atticus makes people angry sometimes because he sticks to what he believes is right.
Overall, Atticus is an aging, very caring dad that will do anything for his children. His true character is shown through his actions, effects on others, speech, and his looks. Even after taking the Tom Robinson case that hurt his reputation badly, people still respected him for who he is, even if he defended the unpopular party.
On page 23, "Atticus exits as Ewell turns watching him, astounded". Atticus will not stoop to the level that Bob Ewell is at and shows this by walking away from the situation and being the bigger man.
On page 38 you learn more about what Atticus looks like when he shoots the rabid dog. He wears glasses.