Even though Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them wondrous things. Atticus punishes his kids when the deserve it. Jem and Scout are shown to be respectful and treat people the same.
Is a character’s first opinion on someone the opinion they keep throughout the book? Often a character’s opinion on someone else changes as the story progresses or the character ages and matures. This is seen with the characters Jem and Scout Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book in follows the main character Scout, along with her brother, as they grow up in a small town in the South during the 1930s. As they get older, they start to experience that not everyone is like them or thinks like them.
Many people Question the definition of courage, it could be what a person does or even who they are. Courage is one of the most important things a person could have. For insists Guy Montag from the novel” Fahrenheit 451” shows acts of courage by standing up for something. Boo rabley from “To kill a mockingbird” does something to help somebody that takes courage. Last Eliezer from” Night ”which is a book that tells a life story of someone in the Holocaust Genocide, shows courage because he is in a life threating situation and stays strong the whole way through.
Authors use symbolism to add depth and extra meaning into the story by a simple word. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, uses symbolism to explain the different aspects of the 1930’s and what goes on within the Finch family. Symbolism is portrayed by the snowman to reveal everyone is the same on the inside. Also Tim Johnson for the representation of prejudice. Lastly the blanket given to Scout to embody Boo’s consistent protection of Scout and Jem.
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
Atticus also has the philosophy that he will not accept something as the truth just because Maycomb County does so. He always states that “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.” (39). He will not accept that the African Americans of Maycomb are worse than the Whites. He says that you have to get to know them in a more personal way before you can judge them.
As Atticus has explained to Scout many times, Atticus values justice and equality. He also believes that everyone is equal. Just because Tom Robinson is black, that doesn’t mean Atticus shouldn’t defend him simply for that reason. As Atticus says to Scout, if he defend Mr. Robinson, then he couldn’t tell his children, Jem and Scout, not to do something. He says and does this to set an example for his children to follow, because if he expects them to do or follow something, then he must display it to them first.
Weislogel 1 Ben Weislogel Mrs. Crays English 9/10 28 April 2017 Atticus, the most Moral of Maycomb In Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is faced with moral dilemmas and deals with each with the utmost integrity. When Scout asks why Atticus is defending a colored man, he replies "For a number of reasons, the main one is, if I didn't, I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this country in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again"(75). He believed that not doing what was right would forfeit any moral authority he has ever had. A good example of Atticus using moral authority to correct others is when Jem had mutilated Mrs. Dubose's flowers, Atticus forced Jem to visit her and apologize(104).
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This saying is true in many cases and happens to be true in To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book you see children of characters start to grow up and act like their father. This essay will be looking at three families in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Finches, the Cunninghams, and the Ewells. These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant influence on the character of his children.
Jem, the son of lawyer Atticus, is the embodiment of bravery in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The book focuses on the Finch family through the eyes of Scout finch while her father, Atticus, unsuccessfully tries to prove the innocence of a black man accused of rape. Although Atticus is determined to beat the case and tries his best, Tom Robinson is eventually convicted of the crimes of rape although he did not commit the violent sexual crimes. The book also focuses on the children's obsession with the mysterious Boo Radley, who eventually saves Scout’s brother Jem from being killed. Jem spends most of the novel with a naive but brave and valiant approach to the world.