A good plot is always essential and plot twists keep the readers guessing and “in to” the book. After the news broke that Tom Robinson was accused of rape, a mob of white men, among them Mr. Cunningham (Walter’s Father), set out to the county jail to create their own justice. Atticus was there to try and stop them. Lucky for him, Scout, Jem, and Dill followed him. When the mob threatened Atticus, Scout leaped blindly out of the bushes and confronted the mob.
One subplot develops the idea of community through the mob that went to the jail that was holding Tom Robinson.The mob that has formed around the Jailhouse where Tom was being held, and the people in the mob want to hurt Tom without Heck Tate protect him. The thing is Atticus stayed at the Jailhouse to protect Tom rather than Heck. “ ‘ You know what we want,’ another man said,‘ Get aside from the door Mr. Finch.”(Lee 202) The men of the mob are trying to get Atticus away from the door so they can bust up the cell and hurt or kill Tom. Although the mob shows the mentality, of against the trusting word of Tom Robinson.The mob thought they would be doing the right thing, because they did not want him to hurt the other children, like Mayella. The one thing is that they did not know for sure that he is innocent.
The morality of a person defines what a person’s decisions will be, or could this be influenced by other things. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Harper Lee about racism and justice during the Great Depression. In Maycomb County, most people still aren’t over the confederate days, but Atticus Finch, a very ethical lawyer, and his family have to undergo a case over a black man. The thematic statement found in this book is,”A person’s surroundings will affect their choices and disregard morals.” This tells how the people in this book disregard some base morals and make choices. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are examples of people disregarding their morals in mob mentality and letting society influence them, but keeping to a strict line they wouldn’t cross like Atticus defending Tom.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird empathy plays a big role in the character’s lives. People’s ability to understand empathy determines their quality of life. When empathy is used correctly and in the right way, it can make a huge positive impact on someone’s life. Empathy is something that people gain as they lose their childhood innocence, but that doesn’t mean that they will be able to use it to help people. As the main character, Scout, gets older she starts to lose her innocence and gain empathy, but she doesn’t quite get the concept.
He tries to take every instance, as an opportunity to pass his values down to Scout and Jem. The first example of Atticus being moralistic is when he talked to Scout and explained who he was fighting in the court case. “‘ This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home’” (Lee 76). This shows a moment Atticus took to explain to Scout the importance of realizing that arguments can not get in the way of your friends and home.
With most of the injures obtained by Mr. Ewell’s daughter Mayella being on the left side of her body it showed that it was possible that Mr. Ewell beat his daughter and not Tom. It made even more sense when Tom was asked to stand and everyone saw that his left arm was nothing but a nub; which was from when he got it caught in Mr. Dolphus Raymond’s cotton gin when he was a boy. This section really shows how wise Atticus is because he brought up points about the case that no one even thought about but in the end were major points about the
Through his humility, wisdom, and courage, Atticus demonstrates a strong commitment to morality and desire to establish justice in his community. Atticus' moral compass influences his everyday actions, and his admirable qualities make him a popular figure in Maycomb. Although
As he becomes successful in his prescribed role and becomes well known in the community, the narrator is accused of having selfish motives. He is sent away on new duties and is only brought back to his former job when things there fall apart. The narrator witnesses the killing of an unarmed former colleague by the police and organizes a march in protest without the sanction of the Brotherhood. The organization condemns his actions. Brother Jack says to him, “We do not shape our policies to the mistaken and infantile actions of the man on the street.
The fact that Roxy and Chambers have a very small part of African- American blood and are both slaves at birth show the satire behind Twain’s message. Similarly, in “A matter of Principle”, Charles Chesnutt characterizes Clayton and his daughter Alice as “half-black”. However, Clayton has fallen to social norms and desires to only be white. He and Alice Self-loath being part African-American because of society’s racism and societal perception to race. Also, Actions and speech define a person’s personality.
For example, Scout stands in front of a mob, and just talks to them, to try to calm them down. If that doesn 't show courage and bravery, then I don 't know what does. The exact quote goes something like this, "Don 't you remember me Mr.Cunningham? I 'm Jean Louise Finch. You brought us hickory nuts one time, remember?"
When Sweet opens the door to let his friends in, he sees “the scene he’d dreaded all his life, the moment when he stood facing a sea of white faces made grotesque by unreasoned, unrestrained hate — for his race, for his people, for him”(Boyle). The police officers assigned to guard the house, made no move to stop the mob. As the mob pressed closer, they began to shower the house with stones, shattering its windows and walls. But Sweet was prepared for this moment. In the not-too-distant past, his colleagues had moved into white neighborhoods and had had to face similar, murderous mobs.