Monday, February 7, 2011

Lessons on Life with Atticus Finch

I'm always on the lookout for good articles about what it means to be a man. One of my usual hot spots for articles like this is the Art of Manliness blog. As usual, they have posted a fantastic piece relating what it means to be a man; this time, they used a metaphor that is particularly apt. When we think of manly men, we rarely conjure up a picture of Atticus Finch, the lead character in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird." However, Brett McKay, the author of Art of Manliness, has done a fantastic job relating Atticus' style to what it means to be a man.

My favorite part of the article is the discussion on moral courage. What does it mean to have courage that isn't tied to winning a fight, or charging forward with reckless abandon? Atticus is one of the bravest characters in all of literature, but in a way that is completely different from what we are taught to think is the meaning of the word "brave."

Go over and have a read! It's good stuff!

If you've ever had to read this book for school, or perhaps just on your own, you can now think of it in a whole new light! What was your favorite part of this article?

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

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