Arthur Radley 's role brought out one of the major themes of the book. Scout learned that her moral values were not right, so she decided to fix them. After talking to Scout about different situations, Atticus explained that "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” (Lee 39) Scout didn 't understand why Arthur stayed in the house all the time. She thought of a bunch of senseless reasons why, when all along none of it was true. Once she met him and saw things from his shoes, she finally understood him.
Not only was Jack pronounced innocent, but it turned out that Gillian had been receiving assault from a different person entirely. That person being her father Amos Duncan, which would be kept a secret between the two of them. In this book, even with the lies that were told, the truth came out at the end. Picoult was able to insinuate the importance of telling the truth before it makes a big mess in someone else’s life. “Maybe we were a little curious, too, to see if we could pull it off… Punishing him.
To Kill a Mockingbird The title of To Kill a Mockingbird isn’t significant to a lot of people who read or hear about the book, but when you uncover the true meaning behind the title, the book 's events make much more sense. To Kill a Mockingbird’s connection from the title to the rest of the books is shown when Tom Robinson is convicted for something he didn 't do, what Jem thinks about innocence, and what Scout thinks of Boo Radley. References to the essence of the mockingbird are spread throughout the book, showing that when the innocent are accused bad things will happen. During the trial, lots of tension between the black and white community arose. Miss Maudie was one of the first people to explain to the kids how wrong the trial was
The group is called Black Fathers, which were founded after the founder’s divorce in 2009, and now it has gained 30,000 members. A member of the group shared that the stereotypes of neglectful black fathers was still strong in people’s mind, and whenever he took his children out he was met with amazed and awed look from others. Therefore, the founder of the group wanted to break the stereotypes to show that black fathers were loving and involved in their children’s lives. They also refuted the stereotypes that black men don’t support each other by saying that they received a lot of support from the fellow fathers in the groups whenever they needed help or if they felt discouraged. The article confirmed that the stereotypes of absent and neglectful black fathers are not true.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is a black man who is wrongly accused and tried for the crime of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman, and is being defended by his lawyer, Atticus Finch. According to the book it’s written “I guess Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own.” This shows how Tom struggled emotionally because Tom was emotionally tired of being controlled by others, letting others have the opportunity to control his life and what happened to his family. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Tom ran for it even though he knew there were high risks of him being killed, which shows how the caged bird in the poem “Caged Bird” is much like him. In the poem “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou, the caged bird is compared and contrasted to a free bird and by examining the circumstances of Tom Robinson’s life, I say that he is very much like the caged bird. For instance, in stanza two it’s stated “His wings are clipped and/ His feet are tied/ So he opens his throat to sing.” If we compare the bird’s wings to Tom Robinson’s hope, the feet to his heart, and his action of running to the action of opening his throat to sing, we can visualize the song that Tom Robinson would sing, one about him losing hope and not wanting anyone to control his life anymore, and so in this manner he is very much like the
1. Though there is an incredible amount of important characters in the novel, to me, the most significant character in Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. His actions and treatment towards everyone and everything caused me think the most in comparison to the other characters. For instance, Atticus makes an important decision to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in trial during Chapter 9, thus leading to harassment towards his family not only from school, but even from their own neighbor and a relative. While his actions put him and his family in trouble, Atticus still stands firm in his beliefs.
Cunningham Scene A person’s ability to put himself in another person’s place and understand why that person may act the way they do, shows one is able to be sympathetic and compassionate towards others. Atticus Finch, a father of two and a lawyer, explains to his daughter, Scout Finch, that “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” (Lee 30). She doesn 't understand the meaning of it all at first, but as she matures throughout the novel, she is exposed to the true meaning of Atticus’ words. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Jean Louise tells Atticus about her first day of school, Mr.Finch tells her to try to think about things from the other person 's perspective—in this case, Miss Caroline. She, who was only trying to do her best in a strange place, and learning whose ways she didn’t yet understand.
In the novel,“To Kill a Mockingbird” Atticus’s statement of “you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” is true due to the evidence given from the characters Boo Radley,Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell.Who throughout the novel have demonstrated a dramatic upcoming and are not seen for who they are but what people believe they have done.The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects the complicated matters of rumors and gossip in Maycomb county.
Even though she doesn’t necessarily understand it, she later learns that she shouldn’t judge people so quickly, and applies it when she meets a new person. Moreover, Scout learns that is very important that she shouldn’t judge people too quickly, when she meets Boo Radley. Before she met him, Scout believed all the rumors that people said about them. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall...hands were bloodstained…long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten…” (Lee 14) these rumors led to her thinking Boo was a monster. However, at the end of the book when Scout meets Boo, he is nothing like the character she was led to believe.
To defend a Negro in this situation takes courage. Atticus abides by the trust and duty given to his role and does everything to bring the evidence of Tom 's innocence in front of the jurors. He questions the truthfulness of Bob Ewell 's statements even though he as a white man is accusing a black man. Atticus shows that a man shall be judged by his deeds and not by his colour or social status and risks the community 's furore, insults and threats. He is insulted of being a Nigger-lover by adults, children and even by his own family.