“I done it!” The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly. Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered facilities; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone on him out of poor Becky’s eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings” (page 127). This is an example of how he treats Becky better and how he earned her admiration by taking her punishment for tearing the teacher’s book. Tom wouldn’t have done that at the beginning of the book when they fight and that shows a gradual change taking place. His braveness and chivalry, however, represents a more mature version of the meaning of concern for others and helping them out when Tom refuses to give up looking for the way out of the cave.
It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”, in this quote, Atticus explains courage to Jem and Scout. He says that courage is perseverance even when you know you will not win, and Atticus shows us courage by defending Tom Robinson in a trial he knows he will most likely lose. "Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal.”. Atticus says this in his closing argument saying that the courts at this time are very much unequal and racist. To win this trial Atticus much convince the jury that they are wrong, but since the jury has been raised on hating black people this difficult task.
Jem furthers his knowledge of moral integrity during the trial. Jem believes that Atticus and Tom Robinson have won because he knows that the evidence was strong. Atticus ends up losing, which causes Jem to realize how much men will overlook evidence and the truth just to go against an African American. Lastly, Jem understands moral integrity while watching and learning from Atticus. Atticus firmly believes in ideas such as Tom Robinson’s innocence.
This pushback is shown by multiple instances in which Jem and Scout are made fun of for their father is a “n****r lover”. Secondly, Atticus knows he is going to lose the case for he knows that the moral character of Maycomb is not high enough to be able to see true innocence on account of evidence. This realization did not deter him, for he believed that “the one place a man should get a square deal is in a courtroom” (295). Thus he delivered on behalf of his morals and completed the case. This again shows moral courage, for Atticus knew that he if he forfeited his defense of Tom Robinson the ridicule would stop.
In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad. It 's only after he storms the castle with a band of armed men that he starts asking questions —unlike Hamlet, who asks a whole lot of questions before he finally gets around to avenging his father 's death. Here 's the funny thing, though: both of them end up dead, in exactly the same way, and at each other 's hands. So, is Laertes ' method really any better than Hamlet 's? It is clear that Hamlet is the winner in the cause that he actually get to stab and poison Claudius, which is his But toward the end of the play, he recognized his fault and ask for forgiveness.“ Lo, here I lie, never to rise again.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird there are three instances that are lacking the presents of compassion. First, Scout and her teacher, then Tom Robinson and the jury, lastly Mayella Ewell and her father. In the second chapter Scout goes to her first day of first grade. Her teacher, miss Caroline, is new to the school. This is also her first year teaching.
Which means that he is always willing to put up a fight for them, no matter how dangerous or scary it could be. Harry experiences some internal conflict again, he feels like he will become corrupt with power, just like Tom Riddle. Exactly,' said Dumbledore, beaming once more. 'Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Atticus realized when he found out that behavior of that nature was unacceptable and ordered for the kids to not disturb them. An event where Atticus forces reparations is when he forces Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose. Jem destroyed her flowers after she held remarks of Tom Robinson’s trial and relativity to Atticus. In most people's mind the destruction of Mrs. Dubose’s flowers would be a fair trade for the harsh words she told Jem but Atticus held him to a higher standard. A quote related to this event is “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
Nevertheless, Atticus knows that Tom is innocent and that he must fight for him, since no one else will. Atticus 's strong sense of morality and justice motivates him to defend Tom with vigor and determination, giving it all he 's got with one mission in mind. He wants the people of Maycomb town, whether they believe it or not, to hear the truth about Tom, "That boy might go to the chair, but he 's not going till the truth 's told" Furthermore, Atticus showed true bravery when he went against Maycomb, a
Mrs. Hale is very quick to talk against the men, when they are not around. The reason for the murder is what the men are trying to find, she speculates that Mr. Wright killed the bird they had found as soon as they started to investigate. Then Mrs. Peters becomes defensive repeating “we don’t know” in different lines. This is a major confusion to the audience as these two characters hare having very different moral struggles throughout the show and it should have been clear the character Glaspell
According to a resource from cliffnotes.com, it states “Atticus believes in justice and the justice system. He doesn 't like criminal law, yet he accepts the appointment to Tom Robinson 's case. He knows before he begins that he 's going to lose this case, but that doesn 't stop him from giving Tom the strongest defense he possibly can.” Mr. Finch willingly gives his best to help a one sided case. He knows he will lose, but he tries his hardest and does the right thing. This shows that Atticus Finch is a symbol of justice and
I can connect to Scout because I too have felt left out or made to feel unimportant by my sibling. In the book we can see Scout is made to believe that she is too young to play with Jem and Dill because he is older thinks he can boss her around. We see this when Jem and Dill start leaving Scout out of their planning in their treehouse. Also, this causes Scout to feel left out enough that she begins to spend more time at Miss Maudie’s house. Another example from the book where we see Jem leaves Scout out is her first day of school when he tells her to not follow him around during school “Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him” (Lee 20).
Would you defend a man for money, or for a greater cause? Others would say money, but in To Kill A Mockingbird, there was more to that for Mr. Finch. Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson because, he believes everyone deserves a fair trial, wants to demonstrate that you should stand up for what you believe in, and wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he didn’t defend him. Atticus wasn’t doing this because it was his job or for the money, he saw more than that in this case. He saw that maybe he could maybe show Maycomb a bit of light, that they don’t need to be discriminating men and women like Tom.
“To Kill a Mockingbird “is a coming of age novel. Discuss this statement, with reference to at least two characters. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” there is evidence of a coming of age story or lesson. Scout learns not to judge people and try and understand where they are coming from and to view a situation from their point of view. In the beginning of the book in chapter 3 Scout is shouted on her first day of school for knowing how to read, and for trying to help Miss Caroline by explaining who Walter Cunning is and that she has shamed him.
Jem ruined Mrs. Dubose’s flowers after a particularly disrespectful comment about Atticus, and he made Jem read to her. Later, Jem discovers that she was sick and addicted to painkillers. Through this experience, Jem learns not to condemn people right away because everyone is fighting their own battle. Atticus represents the theme of tolerance all throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. He is a moral man and keeps everyone in check in his society.