“There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.” Miss Maudie is a very intelligent woman. She is not only saying that Atticus is a good man, she is also saying that he is safety. In Maycomb the law enforcement should be where safety is found but we always find Atticus doing the dirty jobs. He is the one who had to kill Tim Johnson instead of Heck Tate. He is also the one standing up for the little guy which in this case is Tom Robinson. No one wants to dirty themselves doing these things but he knows what is best for the community. I also believe that he has been given an unpleasant job by having to raise his children on his own. Usually there would be two parents to look after the kids but he has the responsibility to look after them on his own. Like we have discussed in class, he is the savior figure in this book.