Don’t let it prevent you from pointing fingers at bullies. Calling bullies for what they are is a strong counter-measure against the perpetual abusive technique, and one you should practice often when you need to tackle bullying behavior. On the other hand, popular Hollywood footage can give us many ideas of why are we living in the world of bullying when we see its harmfuls ways and the wound it produces. Regardless of so much civilized progress, people are still ill-equipped for dealing with their wounds and often resort to devious use of power. There is always hope and I wouldn’t have been writing this book if I didn’t see a way through.
“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
There is one quote which most stimulated the memories, “ 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. It’s when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
Atticus says that even if Mrs. Dubose didn’t make them read to her, he would have anyway because he wanted to show them her courage. Atticus tells Scout and Jem, “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. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
Courage is being afraid of something, but having the bravery to go against it. Jem Finch started his life off not really understanding this true meaning. He saw courage as doing something no one else would do, like running up to Boo Radley’s house and hitting the wall. Throughout the novel, he learned that this was only childish, and true bravery is harder to come by. Atticus helps show him the real meaning through examples that happen in their lives, and Jem begins to grow up.
The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
When he is being assaulted by the Bacchants Pentheus cries out to his mother “Have pity on me, mother! Don’t kill me for my wrongdoing” . If Dionysos’ intention was to make Pentheus see his own ways then removing his mother from under his spell would have sufficed. The family would have seen the capabilities of the god and worshipped him justly yet, Dionysos continues to allow Agave to murder Pentheus. In the end the family understand the consequences “Now we see, but you are too hard on us ” Making this violence unjustified as his initial intent was to make them learn of his power and then to take violent action if they do not learn.
After the trial, Atticus is confronted by Bob Ewell who then spits on him and Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “He had to take it out on somebody and I’d rather it be me than that houseful of children out there” (249). This shows us that Atticus wants his children to be willing to sacrifice themselves in order to save other people from harm. Furthermore, Atticus displays courage when he believes that Jem killed Bob Ewell and he states, “nobody’s hushing this up. I don’t live that way” (313). The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right.
Alai also demonstrates, through his refusal, that he doesn’t possess the same compliance with inflicting pain on others despite being Bernard’s best friend. This exhibits the grandness of their humanity for they both sacrifice their own selves to prevent the boy they just met from getting hurt. “ He hadn’t meant to kill the Giant. This was supposed to be a game. Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.
The book seems to have an underlying theme based on the old saying “survival of the fittest.” ‘Fittest’ can imply many things, but it shows that only the most physically fit will have a better chance of surviving. The word itself has a harsh tone to it, making it seem that to survive you must be able to do whatever it takes to do, even kill someone to ensure your survival. Even though ‘of’ is just a short word in the sentence, it has a big impact to it.
I think what Ender is saying is that, in order for you to defeat somebody- whether it be in the games or in a real battle- you must understand them first. You have to understand how they think, how they act, and why they think the way that they do to develop a perfect strategy that, when executed, will leave you winning in the end. But when you do this, you see a part of them that they have most likely never shown to anyone. You understand their beliefs and their deepest wishes, a part of them that, once you have discovered it, you can 't help but love, just as they
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird the theme is to be careful who you trust. Just because you let someone in your house doesn’t mean you should trust them. While Aunt Alexandra 's missionary circle was over, Mrs. Farrow started speaking about an unknown man stirring up the town. The man was Atticus and she was bad talking him in his own house with Scout, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandria there.
Although he treated them with respect, he was also hard on them so he could see if they would step up the game and detect how fast they can become better soldiers (160). Being hostile allowed him get this army in control. If he was nice, then no one will take him seriously and won’t listen to him. It shows leadership because it shows who was in control. Therefore, by being intelligent and nice but strict