They would face people who disapprove of Atticus defending a Negro, and have to face the insults directed at him. By the same token, Scout sacrificed her image at school because of the love she has for Atticus. “Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him” (Lee 102). There’s no doubt that Scout takes a fight
Richard has always felt the unjust of race, and has felt how segregation made it hard for him to have a future. But when he gets a chance to get revenge on the whites, he refuses when he thinks ”Who wanted to look them straight in the face, who wanted to walk and act like a man. (200)” Stealing went against his morals of the right way to succeed and would not help the community appearance to the whites. The community as a whole is very religous but Richard does not share these beliefs, even with the persistence of his friends and family he says ”Mama, I don't feel a thing. (155)” This caused his friends to beg him, but in face of rejection they leave him alone.
If I was in the father 's son shows being screamed at and also being hurt I would feel desperate, hopeless, but jealous. In the end the author showed that selfishness and lack of sympathy are lessons that should be brought up around the world in the end to boy who did nothing to hurt his older brother got in trouble for his actions while his older brother got let off, so throughout the story the author proves a made up example of what showing lack of sympathy and selfishness can do to you in your
For example, “’When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. … but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em’” (116). This shows he is a good parent because he does not run in circles, as Uncle Jack was doing in the scene before with Scout. It is evident he does not believe in dodging difficult questions his children may have. My second example is, “’What’s rape?’ I asked him that night … and said rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent” (180).
The fictional character of Mr. Raymond is a great embodiment of the mental state of the silent few in America that knew that Jim Crow was wrong, but didn’t have the means or willpower to end it. Those people wanted to stop such perverse acts from occurring, but could not, due to the fear of social
Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
He had a wife and children. Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. This accusation was completely false. The dad, Bob Ewell, was a very racist, poor person, so he just accused Tom Robinson because he knew he could win. In the trial, Mayella was acting as if this actually happened.
In consequence of Atticus defending the case of Tom Robinson, a black man, in a racist era, both of his children Scout and Jem get attacked by Bob Ewell. We also see Mrs. Dubose, who’s suffering from a morphine addiction, discontinue its use fully aware she will be in pain. Doing what is right is more important to her than continuing her bad habit. Not only does Boo Radley put his innocence at risk but, he also seeks more attention towards him which is not what he wants hence being excluded from society after living a miserable childhood. Courage means fighting for what is right, no matter what the cost.
Symbolically throughout To Kill a Mockingbird a mockingbird represents pure goodness and innocence, but that innocence dies when corrupted by evil. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, several characters are representative mockingbirds. Tom Robinson, a Negro client of Atticus Finch’s, who was accused
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."