In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
" we find out during his testimony that he feels sorry for Mayella and only stops by to help her because she seems to have no one else to do so. That statement Exhibits that he is just a kind and generous man that was trying to help but instead he got judged and accused for it, more than likely because he was a black man which meant he was thought of as
Despite race discrimination around the world, there are still people who overcome and persevere through these challenges - often at great risk to themselves. During the 1930s, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a small town called Maycomb held a trial against an innocent African American man accused of raping a Caucasian woman. The reader experiences life in Maycomb through the eyes of ten year old girl name Jean-Louise Finch, Scout. In this case, Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, was assigned to be the lawyer for the accused, Tom Robinson. However, Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom even if his own life is at risk.
Social responsibility is the act of maintaining a balance between the society so that every individual should be treated equally and individuals should act in a way to benefit the society in a whole. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, follows Jay Gatsby, a rich young man who finally reunites with the love of his life after five years. During those five years she gets married to Tom, so Gatsby tries to win her love back, which ultimately brings him death. Fitzgerald uses literary devices such as foreshadowing, dialogue, and characterization to establish that the characters are socially responsible. Fitzgerald establish the theme through the use of foreshadowing, dialogue, and characterization, that social responsibility is a requirement
In the book, “A lesson before dying”, by Ernest J. Gaines tells a story that is set during late 1940’s. The story is focused on the interaction between Jefferson, a young and barley literate African American man, who is sentenced to death for an unjust crime, and Grant Wiggins, a teacher that wants to help Jefferson, but doesn’t know how. The story is told through the eyes of Wiggins. The main focus in this book was Grant and Jefferson’s relationship to transform each man throughout the story and teach each a lesson about human dignity. The most important character is Jefferson’s defense attorney, he was the reason that let Jefferson lose his dignity and self respect.
Character Traits of Juror 8 The play Twelve Angry Men demonstrates the significance of identifying character traits in order to better understand a character’s motivations. A character who is like me is juror 8 because he shows he cares by standing up for the boy on trial. For example, he said “Ever since he was five years old his father beat him up regularly” (Rose 17).
To Kill a Mockingbird - Courage "Courage is when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee 's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. "Real courage" is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus fits into this definition of what "real courage" is and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel. "The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, the main character, shows integrity multiple times throughout the book. Three times where Atticus displayed integrity are when Atticus declares that he has to do Tom Robinson's case because if he did not it would shame him, Atticus explains to Scout why it is important not to humiliate people when a neighbor pays his debt without money, and Finally, Atticus shows integrity when he tells Aunt Alexandra that he trusts Calpurnia. When Atticus was appointed Tom Robinson’s case Atticus accepted it with dignity, he knew if any other lawyer was handed the case that they would do nothing to try and have tom win. Atticus proves his integrity while speaking to his daughter, Scout, “The main (reason) is, if I didn’t
Atticus was a great man. He was kind, caring, respectful, well thought of, level headed, and anything and everything that a good lawyer and father should be. He is one too just wants what 's right, which is why he did his best to defend Tom, when the case shouldn 't have been given to him but a low man who just finished the bar Judge taylor gave him the case because he knew he would give it his all to bring out the truth. He also sees everyone as equals and does not believe that the whites are any better than the blacks. Attics makes points toward the jury that in any other place or time would have been ruled in Toms being not guilty but because of the segregation in the deep south of maycomb the jury had their mind made up before tom even
"The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '. The evidence boils down to you-did-I-didn 't. The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word against the Ewells, '" Atticus solemnly explains this to his brother. First of all, Atticus demonstrates courage when he undertakes the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. Atticus knows he won 't win the case and like Mrs. Dubose in her battle against morphine, he is "licked" before he begins.
Juror Nine votes not guilty because he admires Juror Eight for standing alone against the majority. Once the jurors start to discuss the case again Juror Seven questions who else would have the motive to kill this boy’s father. Juror Eight rebuts by saying, “As far as I know, we’re supposed to decide whether or not the boy on trial is guilty. We’re not concerned with anyone else’s motives here” (Rose 240).
Tom Robinson is in court because he is accused of raping Bob Ewell 's daughter. Tom is a black man and during that time they were still being discriminated and being treated unfairly. Bob is a white man and when a white man accuses a black man of anything the white man is the outcome is usually in the white man 's favor. In the courthouse Atticus was trying to defend Tom Robinson, he uses an allusion and says, " But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal--there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein..." (210).
Cleamon Moorer demonstrates God’s unique work in his life by segmenting his story into five tracks: Off Track, New Track, Fast track, Tenure track, and Back Track. All of these segmented tracks reiterate important lessons, but the Off Track and Backtrack segments present the most valuable life lessons to me because during these tracks, the author reveals deeply of his humility, gratitude, and compassion. After his exit from DMI because of failure, Cleamon Moorer returns home downtrodden and has a conversation with his father about the future plans. His father advises him, “Life is hard, ain’t nobody giving away anything. If you really want something wort having, you have to sacrifice for it.
One specific case was given to Atticus to defend a black man against a white girl. During this time period, African Americans were looked down upon based on their race. Atticus knew he would not win because many members on the jury were racist, but he dedicated a lot of time to the case anyway; therefore,
In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch, father of Scout is a character with great morals. A great example would be Atticus being chosen to represent Tom Robinson, a young African American man. Atticus also reminds his children to never judge anyone until they have lived in their skin. Lastly, he prepared his children for the future instead of covering their eyes leaving them blind to the real world.