Throughout the story Jem realizes that he shouldn’t judge people until he understands them. Throughout the story Scout,Jem, and Dill learn important life lessons and mature as people as the story goes on. At the beginning of the story Charles Baker Harris known as Dill was a sweet innocent little kid who wanted to do everything on impulse without thinking about the consequences. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Dill learns the harsh reality of real life. He realizes that life is not as fair as it should be after the trial the trial of Tom Robinson and how people accused him of rape because he was black, even though he was clearly innocent and there was no solid evidence to prove him guilty.
Similarly, when Candy lets Carlson shoot his dog he immediately regrets it, “[he] oughta shot that dog [himself]... [he] shouldn’t outta of let no stranger shoot [his] dog” (61). Lennie never intends to hurt anyone and does not deserve to be ruthlessly killed by Curly, an unfamiliar face, who intends to make Lennie suffer. Even after fighting Curley, Lennie “didn’t want to hurt him” (64). George showed mercy to Lennie when he shot him because he knew the alternate outcomes and killed Lennie as painless as
Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41). Atticus believes that attending school building an educated person who based their morals on information.
Killing an albatross in the Ancient Mariner, was like committing a sin. God always wants us to follow this, “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Galatians 5:14 Bible even in wrong doings. It is comparable to saying the Ancient Mariner did not admire the albatross so he shot it. The Ancient Mariner’s shipmates loved the albatross so when he shot it they shipmates cursed the Ancient Mariner by wearing the albatross around his neck. It was like a reminder of what he had done wrong.
He would not have to worry about the army hunting him down after killing the Captain. Question One – Part two - Killing The barber describes himself as being “conscientious” and this means, that he can never spill a drop of his client’s blood. Killing Torres would damage his reputation of “the best barber in town” and also his respectability. He would not be honoring his profession. The barber’s colleagues might consider him a hero because he killed the captain who was executing the rebels.
When she receives an air gun as a gift, Scout is instructed to leave the mockingbirds alone for “its a sin to kill a mockingbird” and they pose no threat. Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol of purity, innocence and harmlessness. Tom Robinson is a black male “Old Mr. Bob Ewell accused... of rapin‘ his girl” (Mayella Ewell a young white girl) “an’ had him arrested an‘ put in jail—” Though all evidence points to her father, Robert Ewell Tom is convicted. In this situation, Tom is the mockingbird; shot down even though he has done no harm to anyone. Harper continues to address this theme when scout wears pants instead of dresses.
Critical thinking and Ethics. Critical thinking and ethics both play a crucial part in our day to day lives. We use critical thinking throughout are day in order to make a decision or solve a problem. Ethics is used to make sure everything stays to code and is your true moral compass. Critical Thinking Critical Thinking is defined as an objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
They don’t eat up people’s gardens, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,’”(Lee 119). The statement ‘to kill a mockingbird’ symbolizes innocence, so it really means the death of innocence. This shows not only Atticus’ sense of justice but also his overall moral value as well. This is not the only instance of this happening in To Kill A Mockingbird though.
Furthermore, Nagaina says, “You warned Rikki-tikki when I would have killed him. Indeed and truly, you’ve chosen a bad place to be lame in. And she moved toward Darzee’s wife, slipping along over the dust” (para 76). Thus, Nagaina is gullible because she believed that a bird who got her wing broken would even come near her nevertheless start talking to her making its presence known. Also, gullible differs from Rikki’s personality because Rikki would never be gullible enough to presume that somebody or something that fears him would suddenly give him the perfect opportunity to kill it.
I been there before.”(292).His travels taught him enough to go out and livewithout people needing to take care of him because he’d learned to do it himself.A third reason why kids should still read this book in school today is that it teaches them that society cannot dictate who a person can and cannot associate, and become friendswith.Huck and Jim started on their journey by running into each other by chance. They weren’t particularly close at the start, since Jim was a black slave and Huck was a white boy. However, they embarked upon a journey that let them forge a bond with each other through their hardships and trials. When Jim was almost discovered by other white folk who could’ve recaptured him and sold him to new people, Huck protected him by making up a story that his dadwas really sick. Later,Huck was struggling with his views on whether he should tell Miss Watson about Jimbeing found by some people and capturedor not.
Atticus became not only a role model for Scout and Jem but a role model for the whole town. He taught you not to be so quick to judge everything. From Boo Radley to Walter Cunningham, he shows how to accept people for who they are and to get know them before you judge them. “Because that is they only way he can pay me, he has no money” (Lee 21). When Scout saw the Cunninghams paying in different things like Hickory nuts and Stovewood, she was quick to question the payment.
After she told the story, I believe Marilla views the girl in an entire different way than she did before. When Marilla first saw Anne, she was surprised as she expected to get a boy. In Scene 2, Marilla states that “She wanted a boy to help Matthew with the farm”. So Marilla houses the girl for the night and the next day she heads to Mrs. Spencer to sort out the mess. This
Atticus told Jem one day “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(103). The bluejays were referring to people that harm others without any reason, basically the bullies in Maycomb. The mockingbirds refer to the people who did not do anything bad so why get them into problems without them doing anything bad. This can be better said with Jem and Scout discussing, “Why couldn’t I mash him?’ I asked. ‘Because they don’t bother you,’ Jem answered in the darkness” (273).
So as the voltage increased, he gets very emotional. Not experimented but another point to be analyzed is in Asch’s experiment. In an experiment, a group of students were instructed to answer incorrectly to the questions to see if the subject answers following the groups answer. This experiment not only tests the person’s decision making, but also the idea of following orders from others. For example, Asch states, “…members of the group were instructed by the experimenter
Early in the book Jem, Scout, and Dill are curious about Boo Radley and try to talk with him. Later Scout and Jem were attacked by Bob Ewell, but in the end Scout notices that Boo is a hearted person who is different. As she stands at the Radley porch she remember her father’s lesson which he was told earlier in the book. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around.” (Lee). 39.