Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
However he held his head high. For another example of courage, Atticus felt he could not look his children in the eyes if he did not do the right thing and help Tom. Atticus stayed strong and courageous through the scorn, spite, and hatred of society. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” (115-116). Boo (Arthur) Radley established great courage in the face of danger, when Jem and Scout were attacked by Mr. Ewell.
Dubose, and Liu Xiaobo tried to do. It took tremendous courage to do so. One of the most known quotes in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus tried to explain his idea of courage. to Jem. He said, 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.
This is accurate to the movie as well, though it could be argued that her mom was much worse in the movie. On a side note, her dad never made an appearance in the book, but was represented as a “goofball” in the movie. Arnold Friend differed from the book in his representation of the film. In the book, Arnold Friend was much more threatening. He said many sexual things, that he was going to burn down their house if she did not come out and even threatened his family.
The first character foil they have is their personalities, Amir and Hassan have very distinct personalities and they show especially early in the book. Amir is not brave and Hassan seems to be, in the book when Hassan was getting raped by Assef Amir just stood there and watched. He didn’t stop because he was too much of a coward. Amir could've stopped the tragedy that had happened to his friend but he did nothing. Hassan on the other hand was offered to be let free if he gave away the kite but refused and that shows his braveness and loyalty.
In the book, the theme of heroism is illustrated through Atticus, Jem and Boo Radley. I will first talk about Atticus and the ways that he showed heroism. The first example is when Scout asks, “ If you shouldn’t be defendin’ him, then why are you doin’ it?” (Lee, 75). Atticus says he took the trial because if he didn’t he wouldn’t be able to hold his head up or represent the county in the legislature. The reason this shows heroism is because he stood up for what he believed
Name English 3A Primary Teacher 15 February 2017 A Broken Dish Rather than admit defeat, most people put on a facade so others will never know what is really happening. Edith Wharton’s novel, Ethan Frome, follows the title character 's decision of choosing between his wife and Mattie, the girl he loves. Zeena, Ethan 's wife, leaves him and Mattie alone for a night. Mattie breaks Zeena 's rules by using her red pickle dish, which gets broken by the cat. This would not be so problematic if it were not for the relationship between Ethan and Zeena being so strained already.
More fearsome it is now than when the cyclops penned us in his cave?What power he had! Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find a way out for us? Now I say by hook or crook this peril too shall be something that we remember.¨ (Odysseus lines 767-773) Odysseus said this because he want his men to gain the bravery that he has gained from his journey through all his trails that he now want his men to see that they have gained the same. But, in a journey you don't need to learn how to fight, but how to survive and endure plenty of pain not physically but, mentally. In this story,The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson, a Young duckling is shunned out of his family and his community because he is not like the rest of the ducks in the community.
More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack. Because the children did not understand Boo until the end of the story, the way they treated him was based on fear and the stereotypes they learned from the others in the town. Other significant examples of misunderstanding in the book come during the trial of Tom Robinson. After Bob Ewell finds his daughter, Mayella, kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, Mr. Ewell severely beats his daughter and accuses Tom of raping and beating her. Although it is physically impossible for Tom to have attacked Mayella, he is convicted of the crime.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout Eliminates tension between a lynch mob and Atticus, Jem, and herself using compassion and empathy. Another situation that she is in that she uses her compassion and sympathy in the story is when Dill ran away from home because his mother and new father does not pay attention to him as much, and decides to sleep under a bench during night. Scout tried to convince her father, Atticus, for Dill to stay with them because Scout did not want to see Dill be transported to the orphanage. Thanks for the use of her compassion and empathy, Dill is able to stay in Scout’s home, and avoids staying out in the streets and the orphanage.
An example of courage would be when Scout rolled thru a tire to the Radley 's place. As realized she was in the Radley yard ,Jem was screaming at her to get out of there. As she said in the novel she heard someone inside the Radley house laughing. Jem accused her of turning into a girl because she forgot the tire. Scout didn 't tell Jem nor Dill the laughing sound created in the Radley 's Place And as the readers know that was the reason why Scout decide not to play the Boo Radley
To begin with, majority of the time, Nancy’s life is threatened due to her unhealthy relationship with Bill Sikes and so she tries her best to satisfy him. For example, Oliver ends up at the police station and the gang persuaded Nancy into going to the station to find out what had happened with Oliver. In order to do so, she had to change her appearance to look more like an upper class woman, and to not be recognized as a prostitute, because otherwise nobody would listen to her. As a result, Nancy plays the role of Oliver’s shocked sister, “ Oh, my brother! My poor, dear, sweet, innocent little brother!
Atticus wanted Jem to read to her so he could “see what real courage is”(149), so he would see that as courage rather than “a man with a gun in his hand”(149). This teaches Jem that Atticus doesn’t have to be like the other dads to be special; that even if he is the best shot in Maycomb he wants to be seen for his real