“Remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” this is a quote from Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This book shows that how white people treated black people unfairly in that day, but Atticus still teaches his children the right way, and do the right thing. Atticus, as a justice lawyer, choose to help the poor black young man to prove the truth, even though he knew that this will not work, but he still choose the right thing. As a father and a parent, he chooses to teach his child the right thing, and treat his children as an adult. He always chooses the right thing to do and persist in doing things that he think is right, no matter how others thinks.
Atticus, a distinguished lawyer, raised his two kids, Scout and Jem, to be disciplined youth, practicing honest morals. Everyone in Maycomb admired Atticus for his respectable character, just as they all abhorred the Ewell family, for their cheating and lying ways. However, Atticus’ prominent role in town was suddenly challenged when he was chosen to defend in court Tom Robinson, a black man whom Mayella Ewell accused him of taking advantage of her. Eyes that once looked up to Atticus with deep admiration, now glared at him in disgust. In this town, the prejudiced jury refused to accept the obvious facts revealing Tom’s innocence.
While talking about the children of the Unknown Citizen, the poem states “And our teachers report states that he never interfered with their education,” (line 27). Tom Parsons allows his children to be brainwashed by the Party and is proud of them for it. Parsons shows this when he informs Winston that “all they think about is the Spies, and the war, of course,” (Orwell 57). Attention is something that both try to evade. Furthermore, if either disputed the education of their children, they would draw attention to themselves.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Atticus is a fair man who sticks to his believes so it does make sense for Atticus to take this stand. The first reason it makes sense for Atticus to take this stand is that he is a fair man who understands that Tom is innocent. Miss Maudie, the Finches neighbor, knows that Atticus is a fair man, but not just her the whole county knows. “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets” (Lee, 61). This shows that Atticus treats everybody the same no mater where he is.
The “mockingbirds” in this book, are innocent people who have a pure heart. During the story, Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird." The essence of the mockingbird lesson is that you should not act offensively towards people that have never done any little thing to harm you. Atticus himself can be considered as a mockingbird because he sees the best from a person and a hope for human
He doesn’t want the kids to be in the courtroom when the trial happens. He leads by example. He defends Tom Robinson, even if the decision is unpopular. Expects his kids to stand up for what the belive in. He tells them the truth and wants them to tell the truth.He is very honest.
Interestingly, the court house is a place of peace for Sarty. The way Sarty feels suggests that Sarty has not only seen a real courthouse, but that Sarty has some positive feelings about the legal system. Abner disobeys the legal system by burning barns to settle a chronic inferiority complex. Sarty is led by a corrupt father, but does not stop Sarty from believing in what is right. The mansion gives Sarty a sense of "peace and dignity,” (Faulkner; Pg.4).
In order to do this, one must “recognize his need of a moral code.”(Source 4, The Virtue of Selfishness, ix) Rand argues that by doing this, it sets an easy to follow set of rules that is not to be broken. Roark’s moral code in life is that he loves building and it is what he is going to do in life no matter what, and he will not let anyone get in his way of building or change his opinions on it. This stays the same when Roark is building for a customer. He will not change the building because they do not
To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel which teaches us many themes like empathy by always following right morals and doing what is right. Inside those life lessons the novel also teaches us something important. Readers see the power of an 8-year-old to defeat a mob, making them acknowledge what they are doing and “stand in the shoes of another”. We read that a total stranger who is isolated from society (Boo Radley) helps a pair of kids and ends up saving their lives. People do bad acts because of power, or maybe they don’t know better, or (most of the time) people choose bad because if they do what is right it isn’t going to benefit them.
I believe that Rufus is an alternation of his father he still sees slaves as more than a piece of property with only a couple of exceptions. For example when Dana told him that Alice doesn 't love him, but he refused to take no as an answer which showed that he didn 't really care about the way she felt or thought of him. Furthermore, he also received some of his father 's temper or anger problems. Throughout the book there been moments where Rufus would suddenly get angry and become demanding, for instance when Rufus demanded Dana to get up form her chair but lucky he claimed down before he could do anything irrational. He also sold slaves like his father and punished them when he had too.
Atticus Finch is a man who focuses on protecting the ones he knows and loves through his appearance, words, actions, and knowledge of others’ opinion on him. Atticus knows when to be formal or playful towards specific people in his life. He is generally respectful to his neighbors, but when they treat him badly, he is not as