By mentioning this to the court he also brought in some pathos, something that appealed to emotions. Everyone can relate to not fitting in at one time or other. That it’s ok if you do something that other people is wrong, but you feel is right. I think Atticus does a good job of combining ethos, logos, and pathos into one strong statement. I think the statement that best represents this is, “I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working a reality.
Atticus is a nice and outgoing person who is trying to make a change in the town. He is a middle-aged man who lives in the suburbs. Who is also one of the finest lawyers in towns and is good at what he does. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” … (Lee 90)
Despite the fact that these men threatened to seriously harm or even kill him, Atticus maintains a constant state of optimism towards others. Atticus knows all people harbor a small amount of kindness in their hearts, so he is always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt and forgive those who refuse to forgive others. Even while living in a time and place surrounded by conflict, Atticus shows how a softened heart and a trained mind can benefit the mental health of a community and strengthen broken
He treats his children with respect, and explains to them what they do not understand. The text states, "I never went to school,' he said, 'but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she'll get after me, and I wouldn't want her after me'" (Lee 42). The text later states, "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I'd rather you go shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'"
Atticus knows he will be criticized and hated for defending a black man but he puts all of that aside and stands up for what is
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
The novel revolves around the character of Atticus Finch, a devoted and compassionate father to his children, Scout and Jem. Atticus instills the essential values of empathy, morality, and fairness in them. He leads by example, teaching them to treat others respectfully and kindly, regardless of their background. Atticus's role as a father figure becomes evident through his unwavering commitment to doing what is right. When he takes on the defense of Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape, Atticus faces societal backlash and prejudice.
Atticus, the father figure in the novel, possesses strong self-belief and courage and holds a lot of his own creeds. He sets up the perfect lesson
In society, there are always those who are innocent and kind-hearted, but are, sadly, victimized and destroyed by the evil in others’ hearts. In her novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee explores the idea of persecution and prejudice against innocents using the motif of the harmless mockingbird, a symbol first coined by Atticus; his famous quote, “shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ʼem, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”, is a warning to never do wrong against respectable people. Using the stories of Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, Harper Lee highlights the negative treatment “mockingbirds” receive from society and the severity of the discrimination that vulnerable members of society face on a daily basis, and comments
Also, Atticus tries his best to help Tom win the trial. This isn’t because Judge Taylor put Atticus on the case, but because he knew it was the right thing to do. Atticus even says, “...every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine I guess” (Lee 101). Lastly, Atticus shows strong and incredible personal integrity because he tries not to hate anybody, but actually understand everyone.
Atticus answers all of the questions that the kids ask, no matter how complicated the answers might be to Scout and Jem. Atticus believes that his children deserve to know what is happening, just like any adult. Also, despite what society wanted and expected from him, Atticus tries his best to have an honest trial for Tom Robinson. An alternative lawyer in Maycomb would have ruled Tom guilty without any second thought. Atticus is fair and honest, even when it does not benefit himself.
Most people try to have good morals, adults trying to raise kids are a perfect example. That's exactly what Atticus is doing in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There are many instances where Atticus is showing extraordinary morals for himself and his family. Some would be dealing with hate the right way, another would be representing a black man in a time where segregation is very alive, lastly is making sure his family is religious. Its very clear that all of these traits/morlas are extremely important to Atticus. The first one to talk about is how Atticus deals with all the hate.
Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong. Atticus shows the importance of compassion and doing the right thing. “Atticus insists the truth about what occured at the Ewell house will be heard in court. This further illustrates his integrity” (Text