"While Walter piled food onto his plate, he and Atticus talked together like two men, to the wonderment to Jem and me. You can never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Early in Chapter 11, Mrs Dubose declares to Jem and Scout that their father is a disgrace to the world on account of Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a 'nigger' in court. "Yes indeed, what has this world come to when a Finch goes against his raising?. This is part of Atticus' example to his children, Atticus has a well thought out philosophy of life and he applies it to all situations. It is as though Atticus never changes his point of view and this is why he is such an excellent role model to his children. What I want to talk about is the way Atticus works with his children to resolve their questions. While Walter piled food on his plate and drowned his vegetables in syrup, Scout was disgusted by the way he ate. "This case, Tom Robinson's case, is something that goes to the essence of a man's conscience - Scout, I couldn't go to church and worship God if I didn't try to help that man. The themes I've explored in this essay relate to how Atticus has been a positive role model for his children. " (Chapter 10, page 109) Miss Maudie's observation describes a man who believes in equality and extends the privilege of life to all things - from a hunter's prey through to a human being. Atticus is a fine standard for both fatherhood and of civilized humanity. " (Chapter 23, page 243)The way that Atticus and Jem interact is on an honest and direct wavelength. until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.