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. Even though he knows he will get a beating if he does not tell on Sophie, he believes it is wrong to give her up and resists against his father.
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)” He doesn’t want anyone else to get hurt so he is willing to turn himself in, which proves how selfless he is.
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.
Troy said his items would be on the other side of the fence. 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
They think he is a beast because he is a clone of El Patron, also known as the druglord. 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. It also allows the reader to understand Ender’s Game on a much deeper level, offering inquisitive, and often antagonizing theories to question Card’s own internal conflict that he reflects in his writing.
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.“The choices we make dictate the lives we lead. To thine own self be true” is a true statement because Hamlet decided to get revenge on his uncle and in the end Hamlet and everyone else except Horatio and Fortinbras
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...the man had to have some kind of comeback.’” (p.249) This quote really shows us the level of empathy Atticus can have.
When Bob Ewell spat in his face and Atticus reacted very mature to show Jem how he would not let that get to him. 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.)