He does not judge people right away because of their actions. Miss Stephanie Crawford also states, “Mr.Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him” (Lee, 291). After all that Mr.Ewell has done to Atticus, he does not bat an eye. Atticus was
Another quote shows how wrong Mr. Ewell acts:”I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!” Mr. Ewell (Lee, 92) In the novel he accuses an innocent man of raping and hitting his child Mayella however that is not the true story he because is lying, he hit her. While Atticus chooses the right moral dilemma and he also has humanity: "Which, gentlemen, we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinson's skin, a lie I do not have to point out to you. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white.
Atticus’ courage is shown in multiple ways through his court actions and his stand against racial discrimination. For instance, as a lawyer, Atticus defends the innocent, despite controversial thoughts of others, this is proven true in the Tom Robinson court case. During this discriminative period, most African Americans brought to court for an accused crime were deemed guilty, despite the clear evidence that proved their innocence. When Jem thought Atticus’ defense of Tom will bring Tom to justice, Reverend Sykes said: “I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man”(Lee 279). This proves Atticus’ courage because he chose to fight for a colored man to prove that he is not guilty of an alleged crime, despite knowing the usual outcome of the case and the disapproval he will receive from others.
The qualities of a hero may be being able to fly like Superman or shoot webs like spiderman but Atticus Finch has many heroic qualities of himself. Atticus is a hero because he never backs down from doing what's right, He defends and stands up for Tom Robinson, and finally he teaches his kids lesson that they will use for the rest of their life. My first reason that Atticus is a hero is that he never backs down from doing what's right. For example Atticus says "Come here...
Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong. Atticus shows the importance of compassion and doing the right thing. “Atticus insists the truth about what occured at the Ewell house will be heard in court. This further illustrates his integrity” (Text
Atticus knows that Arthur Radley is being terribly criticised due to rumors among the town and Atticus shows empathy towards him when telling Jem to stop bothering Boo Radley. This is one instance which proves that Atticus shows character traits of empathy. Additional, Atticus is sympathetic towards the daughter of Bob Ewell whose name is Mayella. An example of Atticus showing empathy to Mayella in the novel is on page 292 and 293 “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.”
If Atticus had approached Mayella with an attitude of hatred, she would continue to be impudent and act like she doesn’t care. “Atticus’s voice had lost its comfortableness; he was speaking in his arid, detached professional voice. ’Do you remember him beating you about the face?’’ (Atticus 247).
Not only did Atticus show compassion towards friends , he also showed compassion to his enemy and their family. Atticus stepped in the shoes of the Ewells and said that "if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that 's something I 'll gladly take." (Lee 218) This represents compassion because he would gladly protect a victim of abuse with his own life.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book about a lawyer that has to try and save a man named Tom Robinson,because he has accused of something he didn 't do. To Kill a Mockingbird is an award winning book written by Harper Lee. Tom Robinson is a black man that was accused of raping a woman and a lawyer, named Atticus Finch, has to try and save him. Atticus is a kind and selfless man that likes to help people like Tom Robinson.
Atticus displays compassion for others far more than any of the other characters in the novel. Atticus has so much compassion that in fact he is able to teach his own children how to love and respect others. Atticus shows his compassion when he is being called names during the trial, choosing to be kind to those who ridicule him, and to the innocent Tom Robinson. Without Atticus having his compassion, the other characters in the novel will never grow and learn to
As the hero of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch has an unorthodox outlook on racism. He says, “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it— whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (252). This outlook allows him to approach the obstacles that come with a trial of a black man vs a white woman. Harper Lee, the author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, worked on revisions for 2.5 years on the novel before it was published in 1960.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee Hadrien Olinger Newspaper Article Report on the death of Tom Robinson Maycomb country Tom Robinson, accused of rape People involved in this trial: Atticus Finch, lawyer of Tom Robinson Mayella Violet Ewell (19) - says she got raped Judge Taylor- the judge Mr Gilmer- lawyer of Mayella Ewell Tom Robinson (27)- accused of rape Tom Robinson gets shot dead a few hours after his trial. Had no hope left in him and decided to go for the run. He was accused of raping a white girl.