Bob Ewell depicts the stereotypical white supremacist, Atticus on the other hand chooses his morals over the society’s expectations. When brought the case of Tom Robinson, an alleged black rapist, any lawyer in Maycomb would’ve immediately denied Tom. Atticus chose to defend him, even though he knew he had no chance of winning. He told Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and respect, Atticus knew Tom deserved someone to fight for him. This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch talks about higher white power. "There 's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn 't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it 's a white man 's word against a black man 's, the white man always wins. They 're ugly, but those are the facts of life" (Lee 220). Finch mainly talks about if the roles were switched as a ‘black man in a white man 's world’ white men are mainly chosen because of their complexion and believed white men hold more power.
Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153). In this situation Atticus has to confront his lawyer and father side; however, his decision tells readers that he still cares about Jem through his honest nature. Ultimately, Atticus would rather tell the truth and put his son on trial rather than let lies fester and develop into rumors in the small town of Maycomb because it is the right decision to
Not to mention, he takes the case without outwardly pleading it is a hopeless cause. To show, Atticus defends Tom Robinson as he would defend any white man, and makes it his civil duty to do this man right. Coupled with Atticus’s personal beliefs, he never shows regret in his obligation to Tom Robinson and his family. In another instance, Atticus respected these citizens even before the case. Though the residents of Maycomb did not agree with him, Atticus stuck to his belief all men are created equal.
Lerone Bennett Jr. argues that Abraham Lincoln is not the Great Emancipator. He claims that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation with misgivings and reservations. Lincoln shared racial prejudices with the majority of his fellow white Americans and never pretended to be a racial liberal or social innovator. A firm believer of white supremacy, Lincoln believed that whites and blacks would be better off separated. His character, eloquence, assassination, and the psychological needs of a racist society has obscured the reality of Lincoln’s motives and emotions towards abolition in Americans’ eyes.
The Ewells try to prove that Tom is guilty by using racial profiling so they can look good in Maycomb and can still be accepted towards society. “To Kill a Mocking” by Harper Lee, uses negative connotative language, and symbolism to persuade her meaning. Lee also uses distinctive characters in order to persuade her meaning. She explains that Aunt Alexandra’s judgment affect the Cunningham’s and The Ewells judgement made Tom guilty. Lee’s uses these methods in order to persuade that being judged by an outward appearance or backstory can affect a person negatively and make the judgers feel
How do you fell about being fair? In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee, Dill has the most feelings about being fair because when Dill saw how the men were treating Tom at the courtroom for being black Dill started to cry because he knew it was wrong and not fair for them do treat hos differently. The book To Kill a Mockingbird teaches us that fairness is important because when people do not show equality no one will ever be happy and when people tell the truth others can trust each other more. First of all when people do not show equality no one will ever be happy. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout asked Atticus if he was a N-word lover and Atticus was trying to explain to her that he loves everyone equally.
After John Steinbeck’s son, Thomas, was apprised of the outcomes based on his father’s novella, he openly replied, “I had no idea that…Texas would use a fictional character…as a benchmark to identify whether defendants with intellectual disability should live or die.” Steinbeck’s statement evidently expresses his viewpoint in the situation, finding it unprecedented to compare characters of fiction to real-life criminals. Steinbeck was left in dismay
In the beginning of the speech, King goes back to the Constitution and Declaration of Independence stating that ”....all men, black or white, were to be granted the same rights” (Declaration of Independence). King goes on to explain how this right has not been kept, making it appear to be similar to a laid-back rule. Ethically most people believe that it is necessary to keep a promise. Therefore this makes people see racism in a whole new light; racism has not been justified because the United States have failed to uphold their promises. Kings goes on to say how racial equality can not be achieved until “...justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” (King).
By stating, “I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family”(pg.274), Atticus is putting all of his faith into the jury, and used his respectable reputation to convince the jury to make the right decision(though they still didn’t). Also, since Atticus is so respected by the people of the town, he technically uses Ethos for the whole speech; for he knows that everyone is listening to him and deeply considering his