“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.
Like most places, Maycomb County, Alabama was full of hardworking people of integrity, as well as dishonest, indolent citizens. 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.
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).
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. Even when Atticus is faced with a problem he still the same. “Miss Jean Louise,
“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 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.
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 Sarty's experience the legal process of justice is cluttered and unreasonable and has little to do with peace and dignity.
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)
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.
Because he is grounded in principles reflected in the Golden Rule, it also makes sense for Atticus to take a stand and defend Tom Robinson because he wishes to inculcate such virtues in his children, knowing that his actions will serve to be their apotheosis of an ethical person, both as their father and as a lawyer. Atticus knows that his actions will be Jem and Scout’s paragon of an ethical person, and although defending Tom coincides with his own moral beliefs, it also coincides with the example he wishes to set for his children. He wants them to understand the importance of taking a stand in a peaceful way, and wishes to instill these principles in them, knowing that their involvement in Tom Robinson’s court case will be the determinant
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the passage I analyzed was a short conversation between Atticus and Jack. This conversation is taking place just days before the controversial trial of Atticus defending a black man accused of rapeing a white woman. Knowing this trial is going to end in an unfortunate verdict, Jack is making sure Atticus wants to follow through with the trial. This passage highlights an important character in the book: Atticus.
Atticus had many good qualities that he tried to pass to the two youngsters, but egalitarian, tolerance, and respect were the ones that were demonstrated through Atticus’s actions. Egalitarian was a characteristic well exhibited during the first part, since the first part was about preparing the reader for the Tom Robinson's trial in which Atticus was the defense lawyer for the young, black man. This equality aspect did not only exhibit through Atticus taking the job as the defense lawyer for Tom Robinson but by the respect, Atticus had for Calpurnia. When Jem invited Walter to eat with them and Scout called on Walter for spilling syrup all over his food, Calpurnia excused Scout and scolded her for embarrassing Walter. Later on, when Jem and