Sid Gallego
Sid Gallego asked:

I wonder why the children of lawyer Atticus address their father as Atticus and not Dad?

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Jonathan If I'm not mistaken, Dill asks Scout why she calls her father Atticus and she simply replies "Because Jem does." I know that line appears in the movie, but it's been a few years since the last time I read the book - but I'm fairly sure the same explanation is given.
Thurston I am pretty sure the novel does not directly answer the question. I have the same question.
Andrea I have yet to finish the book, but my class briefly discussed this. I think we said it's because he's seen as a wise figure and held to a high level of respect and/or they have a formal relationship.
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