Atticus Finch, a lawyer and devoted father, is an intelligent man whose wisdom, consistency, and ability to see past the ill in people is what makes him respected by everyone. He teaches his children and the people of Maycomb how to stand up for one's belief in the face of prejudice and ignorance even when faced with the possibility of being looked down upon and scorned. His personality and character is retained throughout the entire book making him the ideal moral guide and voice of conscience.
We gain a lot of insight into his character and wisdom through dialogue with his children. He is a good role model and moral guide towards his children and is devoted to bringing them up right despite criticism from his family and neighbors saying that they lack discipline and proper guidance. But as the story progresses the reader sees that this isn't true at all. Scout and Jem seem to learn more about socially succeeding and being a good person in general from Atticus than anywhere else. As Scout and Jem develop during the book the reader begins to see the impact of Atticus" advice as they begin to grow in his image and takes it to heart all the way to the last chapter:.
"First of all," he said, "If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you"ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-".
"-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (30).
This not only shows the impact Atticus has on his children but the respect they hold for him.
Atticus is also a very consistent man. He maintains his same principles and code of conduct for no matter what situation he is put into: "Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets"(46). He is always wearing a suit even in the comforts of his own home and does not even do so much as to loosen his tie or take off his suit coat. Even after Mrs.