Atticus was a lawyer, and was called upon to defend Tom Robinson, who had been blamed for the rape of Mayella Ewell. Nevertheless, in the end Atticus lost due to discrimination, he stood up for what he believed was right, and that moment was important for Jem. Although the Ewells still wanted to get back at Atticus, they were no longer afraid. They figured he got what he wanted, but they were wrong. Bob Ewell planned on killing Scout and Jem, if it was the last thing he would do.
The courage in Harry’s heart that is created during his childhood is apparent when he entered the magical world. He has such empathy for others because he grew up in obscurity that causes him to stand up and confront those that are bullied and made fun of. He sees the need to help people because no one else did when Harry needed help which is why he made himself as the one to step in and defend Neville when Malfoy steals the Remembrall (158). Harry does not let Malfoy just get away with it, he sacrifices Gryffindor’s house points and breaks the rules in order to get the Remembrall from him. Furthermore, Harry’s courage shows when Malfoy is making fun of Ron and telling Harry to choose his friends wisely by saying “I think I can tell who
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 He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable.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 was a scene when Bob Ewell made a barbaric attitude by spitting in Atticus’s face, yet Atticus didn’t mind it and just simply walked away. In this scene, Atticus demonstrated a lot strength of restraint and dignity by resisting to retribute for Bob’s action. “Caring people no matter how nasty they are” is the lesson, which he taught to his son. The “mockingbirds” in this book, are innocent people who have a pure heart. During the story, Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson.
In The Outsiders Johnny is shy, but he doesn’t hesitate to save his friend when the time comes, that is what makes him an outsider and belong to the greasers. In TPOBAW Patrick is an outsider because he is an extrovert that isn’t afraid to speak his mind and belongs to the ‘outcasts’ group of the school. An example of this would be when he tells Mr Callahan “Either you call me Patrick or you call me nothing” then Mr Callahan responds by calling him nothing . Another time he spoke his mind was when he stood up to Brad when he said “whatever, faggot”. In The Outsiders, Jonny’s shy nature is shown when he talks.
The mockingbird in To Kill A Mockingbird is symbolic of innocence. Early in the novel, Atticus, the father tells the children Scout and Jem that it is a "sin to kill a mockingbird". Later Scout asks Miss Maudie what he meant by that because she has never heard her father say anything was a sin. Miss Maudie explains his reasoning by saying that all mockingbirds do is provide beautiful music. They do not harm anyone, they don't bother anyone, and they "sing their hearts out for us."
A Mockingbird represents symbolizes innocence. In To Kill a Mockingbird, The Mockingbird is a creature that brings us no harm but instead makes music for us to enjoy. In Lee’s novel Atticus implies “…It’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” (Lee 90) The quote from Lee’s novel is spoken by Atticus.
Huck Finn was able to make ethical choices through his conscience instead of through God’s guide. Another example of making moral decisions without religion is shown through Jim’s actions. Jim ,an uneducated runaway slave, relies on his superstitions rather than religion to make judgements. When Huck and Jim came across a flooded house with a dead man laying on the floor, Jim was quick to “throw some old rags over him to prevent Huck from seeing the “gashly” looking dead man (50). At the end of the novel, it was revealed that the dead man in the flooded house was actually Huck’s dad.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel which teaches us many themes like empathy by always following right morals and doing what is right. Inside those life lessons the novel also teaches us something important. Readers see the power of an 8-year-old to defeat a mob, making them acknowledge what they are doing and “stand in the shoes of another”. We read that a total stranger who is isolated from society (Boo Radley) helps a pair of kids and ends up saving their lives. People do bad acts because of power, or maybe they don’t know better, or (most of the time)
But due to his shyness and overall reclusiveness, the public has developed prejudice and false rumours about him, thus killing his innocence. Therefore Getting Boo sent to jail, or to his death, because he was doing the right thing and saving innocent children from a spiteful man would be like killing a mockingbird - unjust and sinful. Although the discovery of Boo's heroism and mockingbird qualities are only presented near the end of the novel, there are hints that Lee purposefully and professionally leaves throughout the novel that can found to show that despite all of the
As a kid, no one wants to be seen as a coward. Therefore, they commit actions to try to prove and label themselves as brave. In How to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem portrays to Dill and Scout that Boo Radley is raw-animal eating monster that's isolated in his home. By creating this false identity, when Jem goes on many daring adventures to the Radley place, he proves his bravery to his friends. However, his determination to prove his bravery and spreading lies about Boo restricts him from emphasizing with Boo Radley.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee tells the adventures of Scout Finch in a fictional town of Maycomb, set in the 1930’s. Since our narrator is a child we see a lot of innocent point of views, that reveal a lot of themes. one central theme that we can all see is, courage. From the kind hearted Made, to Atticus, even to the innocent Scout. all show, in some way courage.
Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill A Mockingbird” portrays Scout (Jean Louis) Finch as a tomboy who prefers attacking opponents, over using her mental acumen. However, several instances in the book show her gradually flourishing into a mature young lady. Scout displays acts of courage and empathy as will be delineated in this essay. It is said that courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.
Sometimes people are pre-judged by who they are perceived to be based on stereotypes. In the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee expressed the story about Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch who live in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. The Finch’s were faced with many obstacles from the prejudice society of Maycomb. Boo Radley, a mysterious man from the story, exemplifies the theme of “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” when the people in Maycomb stereotyped Boo for being a creepy man, until Scout and Jem saw how Boo cared for them, and why Boo remained hidden from the public for so many years. Boo Radley embodied the