Atticus, the kid’s father was defending the african american man; Tom Robinson. Jem was lost in society throughout this part of the novel, yet towards the end of the novel he had learned more to understand his community. At the end of the novel, Boo Radley, the mysterious neighbor, who had hid out in his house his house most of his life, came out to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, the unwealthy drunk who accused Robinson, rom almost killing them. In the end, they survive and their life in the small town goes on. Throughout this story, Jem developed the most by his age allowed him to change as an adolescent, him reacting to the events in society, and losing his curiosity as he matured.
Scout learns the ugly truth about how a trial really works in there time period. In particular Atticus states “In our court, when it’s a white man 's word against a black men’s the white mens always wins.”(251-252). This shows that Scout is exposed to more of how racism is ugly and unfair and Atticus makes it clear to Jem and Scout that racism exists. Scout handled the results of the trail calmer than jem (304). This shows that even though Scout knows and understands what happened and what the results of the trial was she still has a lot of things to learn because by her reaction she missed something since she don’t know what rape is.
Atticus is implying that the left-handed man who beat Mayella has to be Bob Ewell because he is left handed, just like the man who beat her. This gives reasonable doubt that Tom Robinson was guilty because he only has a good right hand. By giving the jury facts, the men could conclude the only logical answer is it was not Tom Robinson who beat Mayella Ewell. He appeals to the jury’s beliefs by referring to God in his compliment to Bob, since all the men are Christians. The compliment makes Atticus look credible and saying God’s name makes the jury feel obligated to do the right thing.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The author Lee demonstrates some major themes such as social inequality, intolerance, education, legal justice and bravery through this character. The title To Kill a Mockingbird symbolises innocence where Lee explores this through the eyes of Jem and Scout who are kids of Atticus Finch. He is one of the most honest, patient, kind, fair, respected and admired men in Maycomb during the Great Depression. Atticus is known for his moral character throughout the book.
He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman. Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
Although the morals of the people in the town of Maycomb may be different than those of most people today, there are still many important values and lessons observed in them. It is seen that as Scout and Jem grow older and mature, their father Atticus is constantly trying to instill good values and morals upon them throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. As seen throughout Scout and Jem’s childhood, Atticus Finch strongly values kindness and treating people kindly, even if he does not know them. This is shown many times through Atticus’ court case defending a black man; both Atticus and his kids look at things in a new light after the case. One day Scout is talking to Atticus about his case and their conversation goes as follows: “‘Do you defend ni*gers, Atticus?’ I asked him that evening.
The Epitome of an Ideal Man A figure of courage, a symbolic mockingbird, and an ideal father, are all phrases that accurately depict Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. In the first chapter alone, the reader is able to see the kind of man that he is. A widower, father of two, and a state legislated lawyer, Atticus is often described as the perfect man from the perspective of his youngest daughter, Scout. Throughout the book, Atticus displays many exceptional traits and is a essential part of Maycomb county. He is respected his community and his children, and plays an important role with the progression of the story.
Other incidents lead the children to believe that Boo Radley may not be the evil person the rumors suggest. Atticus, a prominent lawyer, agrees to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been unjustly accused of raping a white woman. As a result of Atticus’s decision, Jem and Scout are harassed by other children, while their father faces disapproval and angry mobs. Atticus does his best to defend Tom Robinson. Scout has faith in the goodness of the people in her community.
She is taught this by her father, Atticus, who risks everything as a lawyer to defend a black man who is accused for a crime that he did not commit. As the novel progresses, it is necessary to change perspective on those accused of crimes in order to deteriorate racial prejudice. By examining the characters in Maycomb, it becomes clear that closed-minded people are the source of prejudice because their opinion is incapable of expanding and understanding the purpose of an individual’s true personality. Early in the story, Atticus teaches Scout about having consideration of a person’s reason behind their actions. He explains that she will only be able to get along with other people “‘-until [she climbs] into [their] skin and walk around in it”(33).
“Remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” this is a quote from Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This book shows that how white people treated black people unfairly in that day, but Atticus still teaches his children the right way, and do the right thing. Atticus, as a justice lawyer, choose to help the poor black young man to prove the truth, even though he knew that this will not work, but he still choose the right thing. As a father and a parent, he chooses to teach his child the right thing, and treat his children as an adult. He always chooses the right thing to do and persist in doing things that he think is right, no matter how others thinks.