With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
Joseph Strorm (David’s dad) and the inspector question David about Sophie but he reveals nothing. His father tells him to go to his room and David narrates, “I set my jaw and turned to go. My father followed, picking up a whip…” (Pg. 51) David knows Sophie is his friend.
Johnny often feels afraid, he doesn’t want to go home because of what his parents do to him. Johnny often carries a knife on him because he is scared of getting hurt. Firstly he is brave. He says “We’re goin’ back and turn ourselves in. (Hinton 87)”
When Atticus was going to the courthouse to protect Tom Robinson from the mob his children followed him. Atticus had told them to stay home and not worry about him when he went to the courthouse late at night. Scout, being the independent little girl she was, decided to follow her father with Jem even though Jem did not want to include Scout in something as big as this. When Walter Cunningham tried to hurt Atticus for defending Tom, Scout then steps in and starts talking to Walter and slowly convinced him that what he was doing was wrong. She makes him change his mind by making him remember that he was a father/ husband and he was part of the Maycomb community.
The fence symbolized that love and family are kept inside and everything else, bad and hated outside. It takes guts and courage to accept being taken out of one’s family, especially by one’s father. Other teenage boys would have revolted and kept on fighting/arguing but Cory did not, instead, he accepted punishment which
The solution is that Matt wants to go to opium and fix it. He also wants to go and find and free the eejits. The judgement I want to make is that I think Tam Lin was a good person and meant good in the world. One reason for this is, “If I could read and write, I would help you become smarter Laddy.” Another reason why Tam Lin is a good guy is when He takes him out to the field and wants to have fun and talk to Matt about some things.
Kessel’s Insight: Did Card Create an Innocent Killer? Jon Kessel, the author of “Creating the Innocent Killer: Ender’s Game, Intention, and Morality”, a critical essay on Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, has an interesting take on the morality of Ender’s character, and his supposed innocence in general. He compares many things to his own real-life childhood, as the main character is so relatable. Kessel’s essay is an extremely sharp-witted, eye-opening piece, as intended by him, that is important to the more ethically conscious audience.
His choices affected his job, family and driving restrictions. Although that was a major choice or decision that affected someone they do not always have to be that extreme. In school if a student does not study for a test, they could get a bad grade. That is a choice that student made and he or she has prepared to fail.
Instead of getting offended and accepting Bob’s invitation to fight, he refuses and casually walks away. He even made a joke saying he wished Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco. When he is confronted by his son Jem about the incident, he tells Jem to have more empathy. He says in the novel, “‘Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial...
To begin, Atticus was firm and fair. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is seen as a powerful father figure in his children's lives. In addition, his steady presence keeps the children grounded. As Atticus was speaking to his kids he says “ You never 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.) Atticus is always putting things in different perspectives to teach his children.
I went down to the basement were General Zaroff had the prisoners. I walked and walked side from side thinking of which man to choose. I learned now that I am playing the game. One man interested me very much. The prisoners thought I was crazy but of course prisoners will be prisoners.
Personal Reactions: I liked how Lev’s character was developed throughout the story. Lev’s main focus in the beginning of the book is to escape from his “kidnappers” and be tithed like his parents wanted, but he is so focused on obeying his parents that he doesn’t notice the people who he thinks kidnapped him are trying to save him from being unwound. As the story progresses it’s obvious Lev no longer feels the same way, this is shown on page 226 when Shusterman states, “Once he landed in the safe-house network, he quickly made it known that he was not a guy to be trifled with. He didn’t tell them he was a tithe.
I just wanted to see where he was. ”(171). Jem knows that they were not supposed to be there and was conscientious when it came to confronting their father. As he is speaking a caravan of four cars pulls up and men piled out to face Atticus. After a few minutes of watching the “Unfunny situation”(172), Scout jumps up and runs to her father. This only creates more tension.
Atticus had many good qualities that he tried to pass to the two youngsters, but egalitarian, tolerance, and respect were the ones that were demonstrated through Atticus’s actions. Egalitarian was a characteristic well exhibited during the first part, since the first part was about preparing the reader for the Tom Robinson's trial in which Atticus was the defense lawyer for the young, black man. This equality aspect did not only exhibit through Atticus taking the job as the defense lawyer for Tom Robinson but by the respect, Atticus had for Calpurnia. When Jem invited Walter to eat with them and Scout called on Walter for spilling syrup all over his food, Calpurnia excused Scout and scolded her for embarrassing Walter. Later on, when Jem and
The Novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the period of the great depression. In the novel , Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer is portrayed as a single parent who possesses many great traits. Some of the most important traits which he demonstrates a lot through the story are strength, boldness, and a great listener. Atticus Finch is strong in the way that he does not let small stuff get to him and mess with him and that he does not show weaknesses.