Atticus has a very strong argument that Tom Robinson was innocent and that he was actually a good person on the inside who would never hurt a fly. My other text I will be covering is the nest as there is a character in it named Paul and his friend Jimmy wants to go on a hike with Paul but Jimmy’s parents don’t want him to go on the hike as there is many bad rumors about him considering the fact that he was sent to reform school for doing one bad
One lesson in the book that I feel Jem learns as a part of growing up is moral courage. Atticus once told Jem that “courage is [not] a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Jem had always seen bravery as important and often tried to show the courage in him but only learnt about what moral courage really was through a series events that took place in the book. In the first few chapters of the book where Jem and Scout were young children, he accepted a dare to touch the wall of Boo Radley’s house because he thought that was what real courage was, accepting dares. Although he had heard the stories told of Boo Radley and was terrified by them, it did not stop him from going ahead to accept the dare because he thought that it would determine how much courage he had.
Atticus displays compassion for others far more than any of the other characters in the novel. Atticus has so much compassion that in fact he is able to teach his own children how to love and respect others. Atticus shows his compassion when he is being called names during the trial, choosing to be kind to those who ridicule him, and to the innocent Tom Robinson. Without Atticus having his compassion, the other characters in the novel will never grow and learn to
Atticus always has empowering advice to give to his children because of his integrity and ability to stay calm. When Scout struggles to make a good impression on her first day of school, she tells Atticus that she is not going back and that she does not like her teacher, Miss. Caroline. Atticus reminds Scout that it is Miss. Caroline’s first day as well and told her that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 33).
Atticus is an unbiased in the way he gets his children to see different perspectives and accept others for what they are because he realized there is no major difference between them and himself. On page 39, Atticus is talking to Scout about Miss Caroline. He says, “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into this skin and walk around in it.” This shows that Atticus never judges people until he can comprehend their views and this is important to the story because it explains why he fights for Scout’s dressing rights and agrees to the Tom Robinson case. Later in the story, on page 144 Atticus tells Scout “I do my best to love everybody... I’m hard put, sometimes-baby, it’s never
Most people try to have good morals, adults trying to raise kids are a perfect example. That's exactly what Atticus is doing in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There are many instances where Atticus is showing extraordinary morals for himself and his family. Some would be dealing with hate the right way, another would be representing a black man in a time where segregation is very alive, lastly is making sure his family is religious. Its very clear that all of these traits/morlas are extremely important to Atticus.
Your boy never stabbed Bob Ewell… didn’t come near a mile of it and now you know it. All he wanted to do was get him and his sister safely home” (Lee 369). Through his actions, Heck Tate protects an innocent, a mockingbird one might say, from the repercussions of his heroic act. He also cleans the hands of an innocent boy only trying to get him and his sister home unharmed. By stating it “ain’t [Mr. Finch’s] decision” to call the case, Heck Tate eliminates Atticus’s ideas for the cause of Bob’s death.
His reputation is so awful, that many others would never even think about leaving their house. At one point in the novel, Jem says to his sister, “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee 304). This line occurs before Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem, so after this event, Jem appreciates Boo, and realizes that he has more courage than originally thought. Boo is a character who shows no signs of fear, even though it may not seem like it at first, and his generosity and fearlessness make him a memorable, courageous
Their reason makes sense, but my sister hates that they do this. With my brothers it was different because they snuck out of the house and my mom would wake up in the morning and see them missing and then she would lock all the doors, so they couldn’t come back inside of the house. What my mom did was really drastic, but she did it for a good reason he never asked permission. The only friends I really have is 2 good friends and I barley talk to them because there’s nothing to talk about once high school is over I still have to worry about
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch uses several forms of persuasion to convince his audience of Tom Robinson’s innocence. These forms include Pathos, Logos, and Ethos – although he uses them all multiple times, Pathos is the form that is most used. Atticus is trying to provoke guilt out of the jury, and wants them to push aside their prejudice and see the obvious fact that Tom Robinson did not commit the crime of raping Mayella Ewell. The most powerful Pathos phrase he uses is, “…the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immortal, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women – black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.
Hassan starts out at the beginning of the book, protecting Amir from the wrath of Hassan’s father, even though we all know that Amir if the main cause of the problem, Hassan has taken upon himself to protect Amir from the wrath: “Yes, Father, Hassan would mumble, looking down at his feet. But he never told on me. Never told that the mirror, like shooting walnuts at the neighbor 's dog, was always my idea” (Hosseini 4). This relationship is pretty strong. Making up lies about the actions of another person is like, way up there in friendship status, but, by the end of the reading, we learn some horrible news, after Hassan gets the surgery to repair his cleft, the last words of chapter five read: “ Because that was the winter that Hassan stopped smiling” (Hosseini 47).
Atticus leaves the children at home and tells them to stay there, but they sneak out and watch the trial anyway. The kids strongly believe Tom will win, like when Jem says, “He’s not supposed to lean, Reverend, but don’t fret, we’ve won it. Don’t see how any jury would convict on what we’ve heard.” (209) Reverend Sykes explains how a white man has never lost to a black man, but the children are still hopeful. After hours of waiting, the jury came back in. Scout explains how “A jury never looks at the defendant if it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson… Judge Taylor was polling the jury; ‘Guilty...Guilty...Guilty’”(211) When Scout and Jem hear the verdict, they are distraught.
In “To Kill a Mockngbird”, Atticus Finch plays Scout Finch’s father, who is an admirable lad. He sees things for the good not the bad. Many reasons tell whyhe is such a good man, but here are a few. He say’s in this book,”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of veiw...until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.” So here he’s saying that you can’t judge a person by the way they look or act. First learn their trials and what they’ve been through.