In which ways is the character of Atticus important to the novel To Kill A Mockingbird? Atticus plays an important role throughout the novel because of his empathetic and moral character. The integrity Atticus expresses shows us that he is the moral conscience of the novel as his attitude has a big affect on most of the characters throughout. Atticus plays an important role as a father throughout the whole novel and his children, Jem and Scout are influenced by him. Atticus sits down on the porch and talks to Scout about her troubles at school. He tells Scout “You can 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.” Atticus challenges racism and prejudice which is brought out through his children and from this quote we, the reader, can see this. Atticus tells the children to call Boo Radley by his real name, Arthur. This forces the children to think twice about their actions towards Arthur and makes them curious about his past. Looking at the …show more content…
He shows this by not following the majority conscience, for example, he took on a “coloured” persons case, which shows how he opposes racism despite the hate he will receive from the people in Maycomb. He not only teaches Jem and Scout but he also teaches us, the reader, our principles, for example, “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”. The word sin in this quotation shows a religious point of view, which emphasises the word. Miss Maudie states “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy”, this links into many events taking place in the novel, for example, Tom Robinsons case. This particular event focuses on Tom Robinson, the mockingbird of the novel, he is the mockingbird because he is being judged by the people in Macomb for “raping” a white girl, which he didn’t do, this also shows Atticus’s integrity as he is the only person supporting
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He believes in doing what is right, and following his core principles. I feel drawn to this because I relate to the same core principles of Atticus, that no matter the color of your skin or the path you choose in life you should always be treated equal. In chapter 9, Atticus shows me intent to follow his principles by agreeing to defend Tom Robinson in court. Understanding the consequences that would follow, he asks Scout not to fight Cecil over words said at school (85).
Evil: I think that Bob Ewell's should be in this column. On pages 227-234 is where Atticus is asking Bob questions about what happened the night of Mayella’s “rape”. During this whole court case Bob was joking in the beginning about Mayella and it was clear that he doesn’t care much for Mayella. He also uses very inappropriate language in the courtroom. On page 230 Bob says “I got to the fence I heard Mayella screaming like a stuck hog inside the house.”
Quotations Responses 2/14/2023 - Chapter 7, p. 65 “As Atticus had once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it: if I had gone alone to the Radley Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held the next afternoon. So I left Jem alone and tried not to bother him” (Lee 65). 2/11/2023 - Chapter 7, p. 67 “Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts” (Lee 67).
Harper Lee quotes in her famous novel to Kill a Mockingbird “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it, whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”. Many novels were published around this time period, but one of the most popular is to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Her novel demonstrates how people acted back then, showing how they were discriminative and how they treated the white people compared to the black people. Jean Louise Finch narrates through her childhood name Scout and how she sees racism in her eyes. The book takes place in Maycomb County
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is portrayed as polite, courageous, and fair in order to show the importance of a moral education. Atticus shows how politeness is important when he is kind to Mrs. Dubose. Mrs. Dubose is an old, bitter recovering morphine addict. Scout and Jem pass by her frequently while she yells at them.
“Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” (Lee 6) Scout. This quote is said by Scout when she is older and starts to tell the story of her childhood. This quote is almost ironic because later in the book Maycomb deals with many problems. I admire this quote because of the meaning it has behind it. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down.
When Atticus is talking to Jem about why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, he’s only trying to explain why people do the things they do. In an article it claimed, “Atticus symbolizes logical thinking; he is able to act on the right thing while still trying to keep the peace in the small town he loves. His upstanding morality is characterized by a lack of pride, in stark contrast to Bob Ewell (we see this when his own children don't even know he's a perfect shot, for example). As he instructs Scout and Jem on the proper ways to behave, he symbolizes a teacher for all of the novel's readers as well” (Cook). Atticus always cared about Jem and Scout out of pure innocence which makes him symbolize a mockingbird.
My windsock, represent Scout Finch, with the symbol overalls. I chose Scout because she 's the main character and had a big impact on the book. I choose overall for her symbols because she continues to wear them as fighting against people trying to attempt her to be a lady. She 's not the average girl who dresses up and acts nice. She the type of girl who would fight with her fist instead of her mind.
He knows the rest of the town will disapprove, but he believes in the innocence of this man and does not care of his complexion. In this moment, Scout and Jem only see how everyone will downgrade them and see them differently. Atticus shows, it does not matter what others think, all that matters is that you support what you believe in. This shows how Atticus is a strong character who contributes a lot to the overall lesson
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee three main quotes that teaches both Jem and Scout life lessons are “until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (33) , “it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird” (103), and “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them” (323). These quotes are simple yet have a deep hidden meaning behind it that takes a lot of thinking that both Scout and Jem have to learn that they can’t just assume things about people without really knowing them, and that you are not allowed to destroy an innocent person that has done nothing to you. In the scene the quote “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” (33) mainly
Paragraph #3 Furthermore, the most reoccurring character trait that Atticus portrays is empathy. For instance, Atticus shows Scout how he understands and share the feeling of others when Scout had trouble adapted to a new teacher in Maycomb. Atticus shows empathy towards Radley family because he understands that rumors relating to the Radley family causes the family a great deal of trouble and unwanted attention from curious youngsters such as Jem, Dill, and Scout. An instance in the novel when Atticus showed empathy towards the Radleys is on page 65 “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man.” Atticus says this quote to Jem when he was trying to get Boo Radley outside.
The first character value exemplified throughout the novel is respect. There are many characters that show the values of respect, but the character that always has his mind set on being respectful is Atticus Finch. As the story progresses, Atticus believes that everyone is equal and should be respected. In this case, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is trying to understand the reason behind why her father is defending a Negro if he should not be defending him. Atticus had told Scout that,“‘The main one is, if I didn’t
In “To Kill A Mockingbird” the charter I found most interesting is Atticus. Atticus has several qualities displays that he is an interesting character. Atticus is determined. An example of Atticus being determined is in the Tom Robinson trial. Atticus is also intelligent.
Atticus is portrayed as an exceptional father in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. An exemplary father is someone who is a role model. Being a paternal figure is important because as a parent, you should guide your children to live a healthy life. During Tom Robinson’s trial, people expressed hatred towards African Americans because he was accused of raping a white young lady named Mayella.