[She] worked her first six years when there was work, or [she] sent her home and to his relatives” (Olsen 28). The narrator did the best she could to raise her daughter. All she wants for Emily is to “only help her to believe-- help make it so there is cause for her to believe that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron” (Olsen 29). Emily didn’t have the same advantages as the other children, which is why “she compares Emily 's good behavior to the stubborn demands of the younger children in the family” (Werlock 1). The less advantaged past of Emily while she was growing up held her to not be greedy and constantly beg for everything like the other children who have a more privileged childhood.
A man’s role in life is to provide for the family in most cases, other than those great single mothers, but their hard work has a reward and it is the happiness of their family. I relate this to my parents, they provide for my sister and me, and we thank them for that with that special bond we have. C.S. Lewis also mentioned Need-Love, which is explained like when a child is in need for his/her mother’s arms (pg.11). I do not have any children, but I remember about my sister being a young child wanting
With their father as the defending lawyer, Scout and Jem are introduced to racism with an anomalous perspective. Most wealthy, white children growing up in the south in the 1930s gained a biased attitude toward African Americans, but Scout and Jem luckily avoid this prejudice. Racism is introduced as prevalent to Scout and Jem as they attempt to understand what is going on. Scout figures out that sometimes bigotry and emotion overpower a supposedly objective justice system. Although all evidence proved Tom Robinson to be not guilty, his color secured his sentencing and inevitable murder.
She is taught this by her father, Atticus, who risks everything as a lawyer to defend a black man who is accused for a crime that he did not commit. As the novel progresses, it is necessary to change perspective on those accused of crimes in order to deteriorate racial prejudice. By examining the characters in Maycomb, it becomes clear that closed-minded people are the source of prejudice because their opinion is incapable of expanding and understanding the purpose of an individual’s true personality. Early in the story, Atticus teaches Scout about having
After the trial, Bob Ewell spits on and threatens Atticus he squelches his anger and shows empathy. Jem and Scout are scared for his safety but Atticus ensures them there is nothing to worry about and he will gladly take that from Bob. He understands what the Ewell children have to go through and letting Bob do the to him is “something [Atticus] will gladly take...rather it be [Atticus] than that household of children” (Lee 292). Atticus also shows his children his empathy for the African American community. He tells Jem and Scout “There’s nothing more sickening...than a low grade white man who’ll take advantage of [someone in a detriment]...whenever a white man does that to a black man...that white man is [reprehensible]” (Lee 295).
There never was such a woman for givin’ away vittlesand drink, clothes and firin’.” replied Hannah, who had lived with the family since Meg was born, and was considered by them all more as a friend than a servant.” This shows that people’s values can change for the better by looking up to their role models because the girls and Hannah all know that their mother would do anything to help someone (even though she may not know them). People know their mother for being kind, generous, and helpful. This influences the four girls and other people to do what is right and help other people in their time of need. As you can see, when you look up to and follow your role models your values can change for the
His ideals of increasing black freedom and reducing white supremacy are ideal. Although both films portray a white protagonist to aide black people, the message behind each movie is that white people are not meant to lead but to provide assistance during this revolution. Sam Childers’ participates with the intentions to build respect, understanding and actually helping those in need. Childers’ does not look at these orphans he is seeing as “black children” but just children in general that need help from the LRA. Miriam is not helping black people get a ride home, but tired people get home safely after work.
I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.” Atticus is explaining to Scout that people only try to bring others down because they aren’t happy themselves. The town was against Tom Robinson because he was black, but he was true. He was a honest person who did work to make a little amount of money to survive.
When the Judge Taylor, Atticus, and Mayella have interview at the court, Mayella starts crying, because of her lies about Tom Robinson. When Mayella cries, Atticus doesn’t show that he feels Mayella is lying, because Atticus respects her. Additionally, Atticus doesn’t accuse Mayella for not telling the truth. Moreover, Atticus approaches Mayella with his courteousness by calling her “Ma’am.” Furthermore, Atticus respects Tom Robin, who seems like a criminal even though he is not. Unlike the townspeople, Atticus doesn’t use discrimination to Tom Robinson for being black.
I have made Mrs.Odoms aware of the comment that A’Lyssah has spoken about. She didn’t deny any of them, so now I’m left puzzled. I really don’t understand what her issue is with my daughter. I have received nothing but positive feedback about Mrs. Odoms in the past. Parents have told me how she’s great at what she does.
This was important for the rest of the story, because the story has a lot to do with black people and racism. Atticus wanted to have responsible kids who are not not racist. Also later in the book at christmas Scout and her cousin Francis get in a fight because he called Atticus a “nigger lover”. 12. The parenting style of Atticus is that he tries to be a role model.