In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a highly respected lawyer as well as a single parent, raising his children, Jem and Scout. He makes sure to share many different kinds of lessons with both of them, but focuses on Scout because she is the youngest. He teaches his daughter to be nonjudgmental and to not form an opinion on someone based on a certain aspect, through both his words and actions. In order to help Scout grow and mature, Atticus teaches her the importance of trying to understand others and not to judge them based on appearance. It is significant for Scout, as a young child, to know the importance of seeing things from many different viewpoints and not just one.
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
There are roles society places us in, and there are roles we place ourselves in, but the ultimate measure of character is what we do within these roles. Atticus Finch, who appears in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, plays three different roles in his life, and what he does inside those roles makes him the wise, ethical man he is. He is a mentor, a defender, and a teacher. As a mentor, he is a guiding figure to his children and those around him. He is always a voice of reason, and he leads by example.
Looking Up No Longer Growing up as a child with a mindset of only wanting to be bigger always seems very slow. However, when we are finally at that grown up age, it seems like it happened so rapidly and all we want is to go back, to that naive state where nothing can go wrong. In Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, growing up is a sometimes subtle, but a very frequent theme that carries the plot along and shows what society was like in the 1930s. Harper Lee focuses on “growing up” being a difficult but important time because it’s an unavoidable part of everyone’s life that changes much about how they see the world.
Losing hope is an apparent theme throughout the numerous chapters in To Kill a Mockingbird and is evident in the actions of Dolphus Raymond, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson. Dolphus Raymond is in love with a colored woman for reasons the residents of Maycomb County can’t seem to understand. They cannot wrap their heads around the fact that a privileged, handsome white man would want to have a life with a colored woman. After countless arguments and conversations about justifying his actions, Dolphus Raymond just lost hope in Maycomb understanding who he wants to be with and how he wants to live his life. “It ain’t honest but it’s mighty helpful to folks.
Just because two people are a different race, that does not mean that there can not be similarities between them. A good example of this is in the story To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, and In the Heat of the Night, by Norman Jewison with the characters Virgil Tibbs and Atticus Finch. Even though Virgil and Atticus appear to be different on the surface, there are many things that link these characters. One thing that links Virgil and Atticus together is that they are very intelligent. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus shows he is intelligent when he says, “If you'll concede the necessity of going to school, we'll go on reading every night just as we always have” (Lee 3).
Not conforming to society's standards. This is something people have struggled greatly with since the beginning of time. Why does it seem that so often we let what society says is right dictate the way we see the world? Why do we let others viewpoints control our actions? Harper Lee gives the reader a lot of insight into how these issues have been present in our society throughout the years.
Have you ever get angry because of someone didn’t know your purpose of doing something or don’t know what you are thinking? Most of the time it happens because people didn’t put themselves in your situation and think about the pros and cons of this movement. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, The main characters, Jem and Scout, who were just kids about ten years old, learn that they should “stand in other people’s shoes” and think for other people. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a book about Scout growing up learning new thoughts, values, moral, and compassion. The story take place in the 20th century in a southern place called Maycomb County.
Instinctive Empathy as Nature It was discovered by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, who was a surgeon and author, that the approximate number of days required to embed a habit to one’s nature is 21; however, a true instinct of one’s nature must be innate or naturally formed. The literary fiction novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, follows the story of Scout and her brother Jem with their father Atticus. Atticus is a single father that works in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama as a lawyer, but unlike the majority of the residents, Atticus has the unhindered instinct of empathy that has become a part of his mindset and lifestyle. His work ethic and devotion to other people is proven countless numbers of times throughout the novel and is truly
The theme that readers can learn from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the importance of having honesty and integrity. Throughout the entire book, there are many honest and virtuous instances that are meaningful. A few characters, such as Atticus Finch, a wise lawyer in his forties; and Calpurnia, an African-American maid and nanny to Atticus’s children; display good morals which can benefit the readers, however; other people such as Aunt Alexandra, Atticus’s sister displays poor ethics. The classic novel set in the 1930s, though fictional, contains an extremely important lesson worthy of comprehending.