After Bob Ewell, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson, attacks the children and dies in the attempt, Atticus refuses to cover it up because he, “‘Don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, [...] Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Lee 366). Atticus would not let the local sheriff say that Jem did not kill Bob Ewell because he thought that Jem did at the time, and wants his kids to know that they should be treated like the rest of the community. Before that, when Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, he was telling the jury that the opposition had lied because they were, “‘confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women’”
Abner Snopes tells his son that he has to be loyal to his family or he is going to end up alone. This cause a dilemma for Sarty because he was to be loyal to his father, but he wants to do the right thing with the court of law. The development of the character changes was gradual and obvious to the reader. When Sarty saw De Sapin maison represents a better life. Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules.
Introduction: To kill a mocking bird is a book written by Harper Lee in 1961 which the story turns around social problems such as prejudice and racism against African American in south of United States in 1930’s. The protagonist in this story is Atticus Finch as a father for two children, Lawyer in Mayacomb city and a hero in defending an African American accused man against the wave of oppression and racism of the time. Atticus finch characterization by Harper lee let the reader fully emerge in the story which is told by his daughter Scout as a first person narrator. Atticus Finch is the father of two children.
Despite race discrimination around the world, there are still people who overcome and persevere through these challenges - often at great risk to themselves. During the 1930s, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a small town called Maycomb held a trial against an innocent African American man accused of raping a Caucasian woman. The reader experiences life in Maycomb through the eyes of ten year old girl name Jean-Louise Finch, Scout. In this case, Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, was assigned to be the lawyer for the accused, Tom Robinson. However, Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom even if his own life is at risk.
Arthur Dimmesdale is suppose to be this role model for the townspeople. If the townspeople found out about his sin of adultery, he would begin getting mocked and harassed like Hester. He begins to punish himself brutally for his sin by whipping himself, his health begins to deteriorate. When he is standing on the scaffold he sees a meteor that looks like the letter “A” for adultery, his guilt is eating at him. Roger Chillingworth is Hester’s husband, he can 't let his secret get out of his true identity.
Throughout the story Atticus did many things to show he was a courageous person, from dealing with a mean old woman to becoming an outcast for his entire town because he did a case he knew he could not win, Atticus did a lot of things that showed his courage. Atticus even taught Scout and Jem that courage is not just a man in a cape or a soldier with a gun. True courage is when someone does the right thing even though they know they can’t win, they continue forward to finish what they started. Atticus did a lot to prove his children these lessons were true, even by showing these examples by doing them, and that is why courage is Atticus’s most defining
Heck Tate, the sheriff, was going to kill the dog, however, he was not as accurate as Atticus or “ One shot Finch” (Lee 128). He hesitated to take the weapon, but to protect the neighborhood, he killed the animal. The siblings were surprised due to the fact that Atticus could shoot a shotgun effortlessly. Jem considered this act at a gentlemanly gesture. He was so astonished and confused because his father kept his ‘talent’ hidden.
Throughout the novel, he teaches his children valued life lessons of how to deal with the society around them. Despite making a few mistakes, Atticus does commendable work at being the best father possible to Jem and Scout by demonstrating integrity and kindness. Atticus is a good father because he sets an example for his children of how to stand up for what they believe in. An african american man named Tom Robinson is charged for the alleged rape of Mayella Ewell.
However, he was pulled of by one of his friends, which in the novella is his friend Gordie, that makes him very angry and causes a conflict between the two. Gordie justified his actions based on the fact that the driver could’ve reported about them to police, saying “Teddy, you dodge anything after we see what we are going to see, but until then no one is supposed to see us” (334). While on the other hand, when Chris pulls Teddy off the railways in the movie, he justifies his action by saying “I was just trying to save your life, man,” and then doesn’t allow the
Her father confronted Atticus in town, spit on him, and told him that he was going to kill him. Atticus did not care what was being said to him and chose to walk away. Even when Scout tells Atticus that kids have been bullying her because their dad is protecting people of color he tells them to ignore them because it should not matter what they are saying. He teaches his kids to have a strong sense of justice, to be open minded, and always do what is
When Zachry’s father and brother were attacked by the Kona, Zachry lied to his fellow Valleymen and said that the Kona had attacked them when he wasn’t there so that he would not look like a coward for not intervening and saving his family. This lie led Zachry to believed that his soul was “half-stoned”, meaning that his chances of being reincarnated as a Valleyman were reduced because he acted like a savage, against Sonmi’s wishes. Zachry did not kill Meronym when Old Georgie tempted him because if he committed murder, he would be going against Sonmi and would be reincarnated as a savage Kona, the worst reincarnation for a Valleyman. The remainder of Zachry’s decisions after lying about the Kona attack were based around proving to Sonmi that he was worthy of being reincarnated as a Valleyman. Sonmi influenced Zachry to do good in life out of his fear of his soul being stoned and him ending up as a Kona in his next life.
Another scene where he was fearful was when he hesitated to kill Bob. He was fearful of what would happen if he did. he would never see the gang again and would get tortured in the electric chair. The fear of killing a boy his age would haunt him forever. Lastly, he shows he is fearful when people were going to die.
Atticus Finch is the parent of two children, Jean Louise Finch, formerly known as Scout and Jeremy Finch, formerly known as Jem in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is considered a role model in the eyes of a parent reading the novel, but what they do not know is how ineffective of a parent Atticus Finch really is. Atticus Finch is an ineffective parent because of his lack of safety for his children and the inability to control Jem and Scout outside of their home. Atticus constantly endangers Jem and Scout into situations they should not be exposed to at such an early age. Without the supervision of Atticus outside the Finch household, they commit acts of anarchy.
Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird was long seen as a cultural role model, a person who’s strong morals held up even under the scrutiny of his entire town and their attempts to stop him from making the right decision and doing the right thing. Then, Go Set A Watchman was released, and a darker side to Atticus Finch was revealed. Atticus’s fall is a jarring one to many readers, but upon further reflection it just shows that he is a product of his time. Even with this defence, his decision to not properly defend Zeebo’s son nor to let him find a lawyer who would properly defend him is the wrong choice in this circumstance.
What separates a hero from any other ordinary person? A hero can benefit other people and has the features of a strong and bold person. Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird not just has the features and characteristics of a hero but also demonstrates them. He does this whether it be through doing Maycomb’s dirty work or having a heroic job that he does in attempt to save the lives of innocent people.