Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235). Atticus always attempts to place himself in other people’s places in order to give everyone a chance of being understood.
Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. As said in the book “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
Get Len” (Watson 106). Wesley does not want David to get hurt and for Frank to be released from the basement. His protective nature of his son is something that people can respect and admire. Through his actions, Wesley is someone people aspire to be, like a classic
Each portray good things in their stories about how man can be humane. This comes in the form of Morrie telling Mitch life lessons that will help him grow as a person and as a husband. It also comes in the form of Elie never giving up on his father. They take different approaches to inhumanity when Mitch talks about Morrie's disease and how allowed Morrie to teach him so many life lessons. Elie takes another path because he sees no good that came out of the humanity see saw.
Don’t say nigger Scout, That’s common” (75). This citation shows that Atticus is showing Scout the rights and wrongs on moral grounds. Through this quote, Atticus condemns using offensive words and defends Tom Robinson. In terms of being a father, Atticus doesn’t want Scout to use bad language and doesn’t want his daughter to discriminate anyone. This shows how he isn’t judgmental towards African Americans.
He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a benevolent man of strong morals. He raise his children the way he sees right. Atticus looks into the depth of people’s character regardless of their color and looks. In the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people of Maycomb he tries to make his own children see that it is better to use one 's head than to resort to fists. Jem and Scout have perfect confidence in their father.
He stands up for what he believes in no matter what the cost. His family is important to him and he will do anything to protect them and make them happy. 2. The most defining feeling John Proctor has is the desire to have a honorable name in the community. Throughout the play he does a lot of things to try to keep his name honorable like not putting his name on anything that he does not truly believe in.
Along his journey he meets Jim and decides to help him reach the free states. Huck was raised by a white family and understands the practices and beliefs that are expressed among the household; however, he stays true to what he believes. This exemplifies his innocence, as he cannot understand why whites take advantage of blacks and use them as toys. His innocence greatly impacts his character, as he is willing to take all the risk of helping Jim run away from the slave state; innocence also allows Huck to see the world at a different angle. Huck sees this journey as a quest towards freedom for not only Jim but also himself.
Atticus states “...Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.” (Lee Page 104) By stating this is shows that Atticus believes he has to defend Tom even though the majority of the town doesn’t agree with this decision. Atticus believes that Tom is innocent and will not let Tom be convicted guilty without letting people hear the truth about what really happened. Through Atticus Finch, Harper Lee was able to display many qualities in the novel such as being ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in beliefs. Atticus is the hero of the story because he possess all these qualities and many more. When facing all of the conflict in the story Atticus stayed ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in his beliefs.
Atticus’s implies that he would not be able to carry on with his life without helping Tom Robinson and that he wanted to help Tom walk away a free man. He went against popular beliefs during that time, to defend Tom Robinson. A few of the civilians of the town, did not agree with Atticus’s mindset, and would call him harsh and rude names, but Atticus did not let the name-calling bother or stop him. “ ‘You aren’t really a nigger-lover, then are you?’ ‘I certainly am. 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.
As Atticus has explained to Scout many times, Atticus values justice and equality. He also believes that everyone is equal. Just because Tom Robinson is black, that doesn’t mean Atticus shouldn’t defend him simply for that reason. As Atticus says to Scout, if he defend Mr. Robinson, then he couldn’t tell his children, Jem and Scout, not to do something. He says and does this to set an example for his children to follow, because if he expects them to do or follow something, then he must display it to them first.
Would you defend a man for money, or for a greater cause? Others would say money, but in To Kill A Mockingbird, there was more to that for Mr. Finch. Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson because, he believes everyone deserves a fair trial, wants to demonstrate that you should stand up for what you believe in, and wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he didn’t defend him. Atticus wasn’t doing this because it was his job or for the money, he saw more than that in this case. He saw that maybe he could maybe show Maycomb a bit of light, that they don’t need to be discriminating men and women like Tom.
When Atticus was selected to defend Tom Robinson, he decided to give him a full defence instead of giving him a half-hearted one. When the whole town starts to stir that he’s defending a negro, all Atticus is thinking is “I’m simply defending a Negro --  they’re clean-living folks”(100). Atticus is showing that he believes all people are equal and deserve a fair trial; and even though the rest of the town can be harsh towards his views he sticks to them because that’s what he believes is right. This concept is also reflected onto his children, when
Okyo does not care that he does not know his parents because that does not affect how he lives his life and he is doing better than his parents. They are each other’s family because they look out for one another and want the best. She wants him to know that she is there for him no matter what. Each wants the best for one another. Kichizo considers Okyo to be his sister and wishes she was.