This quote shows that Scout is not, in fact, deeply hurt by her father’s choices and is actually proud of him. While she does love a good fight, Scout cares more deeply about her father and pleasing him than whatever taunting she may face. Additionally, Atticus is teaching his children morals and values by taking this case, as shown above, the benefits of which greatly outweigh any negatives from taking the
Bob Ewell depicts the stereotypical white supremacist, Atticus on the other hand chooses his morals over the society’s expectations. When brought the case of Tom Robinson, an alleged black rapist, any lawyer in Maycomb would’ve immediately denied Tom. Atticus chose to defend him, even though he knew he had no chance of winning. He told Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and respect, Atticus knew Tom deserved someone to fight for him. This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
One may say that George was being selfish and risking his most valuable friendship. True, Lennie was innocent and it was a mistake, but how many mistakes can he make before everything collapses? Furthermore, George cared for Lennie because he was like a little brother. George gave Lennie maximum protection and support. “George still stared at Curley’s wife.
Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153). In this situation Atticus has to confront his lawyer and father side; however, his decision tells readers that he still cares about Jem through his honest nature. Ultimately, Atticus would rather tell the truth and put his son on trial rather than let lies fester and develop into rumors in the small town of Maycomb because it is the right decision to
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little.“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” (Lee Cp. 23).
The way he handles his kids is his own business because it works for him. He teaches his kids the right things to do, how to treat people, and to look at everyone the same, and he expects them to do so. Jem and Scout are not perfect; however, they respect their father. On the other hand, Atticus is doing better than his sister, Aunt Alexandra. Francis was a racist, mean, little girl that only cares about her last name.
It is not my soul, John, it is yours. Only be sure of this, for I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it” (Miller, 136-137). Elizabeth has most faith in John’s capabilities of being a good man and so gains his love even more by forgiving him when she describes him nothing but good, and also tries persuading him to forgive himself. This is a form of reality anxiety, Elizabeth forgives John and tries her best helping him forgive himself, since she sees herself as a cold wife and fears she could be the reason why John is getting executed. Overall, Abigail and Elizabeth have different ways of achieving love; however, both are able to achieve John’s love through their own ways.
Jeannette ultimately loved her father despite his downfalls and consistent failures. Rex changes these opinions with his effort towards Jeannette’s college fund. Rex in an act of completely unselfish behavior puts his all into gathering one thousand dollars for Jeannette. In the period of the book one thousand went a lot farther than today’s standards. Rex proves to us in his final act that he was a good father deep down.
This character has an unbelievable amount of backstory and depth to it because he is a good brother, great son, and a man of honor. Jem is a good brother, on page 43 it says “I know what we are going to play.” This shows that he plays with his younger sister, which many older brothers do not. Another example is that he cares about his sister, Scout. On page 44 it says “Don't eat things you find scout.” Here is an example of his concern about her well-being. It is clear that he does care about his sister through the concern he expresses for Scout.
First, Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them things to help them learn and understand. He teaches them how to be adults and be respectful. Atticus lets Jem and Scout be children but they know when to act poise. Atticus says "This time we aren't fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home."