Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. As said 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 in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
The author of To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee had wrote Atticus to say “...it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 103). He said this to Scout and Jem because mockingbirds give nothing but music for the world to enjoy and it would be cruel and uncalled for to take their life. The reason Lee wrote this is because the story has a few metaphorical mockingbirds. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are all metaphorically portrayed as mockingbirds because of their good deeds and pure hearts, such as the birds. Mr. Atticus Finch has been proven multiple times in the story that he is a good hearted gentleman that only wishes to do the right thing.
He teaches them what’s right and good, and when they get guns to shoot with he tells Jem that he can shoot as many bluejays he wants, but to remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. This refers to the title of the novel. Jem, Atticus daughter and narrator, wonders why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird and asks Miss Maudie, their neighbour, about her father’s statement. She explains to her that a mockingbird does not bother anyone. They don’t eat crops, build nests in the trees, they simply just sing “their hearts out”.
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,39). This shows Atticus's care and love for Scout as throughout the book he teaches her life lessons and how Scout and Jem should love
The author use the mockingbird symbolism such as innocence and peacefulness to reveal characteristics about various characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Many characters in this novel show the meaning of a mockingbird, but there are some in which their actions and characteristics makes them stand out more.In the novel they state that killing a mockingbird its a sin because all they want to is be happy and sing for everyone can here. That is why kids are allowed to kill blue jays or shoot at cans. Anyone who shoots a mockingbird is committing a sin. In To Kill a Mockingbird the author Harper Lee uses Boo Radley, Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch to reveal the meaning of the symbolism of a mockingbird.
The theme that readers can learn from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the importance of having honesty and integrity. Throughout the entire book, there are many honest and virtuous instances that are meaningful. A few characters, such as Atticus Finch, a wise lawyer in his forties; and Calpurnia, an African-American maid and nanny to Atticus’s children; display good morals which can benefit the readers, however; other people such as Aunt Alexandra, Atticus’s sister displays poor ethics. The classic novel set in the 1930s, though fictional, contains an extremely important lesson worthy of comprehending. Throughout the novel, Atticus Finch speaks the truth to everyone he comes into contact with.
“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 39). This passage shows Atticus giving Scout advice that results in her development for the rest of the novel. The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects on his actions and development. His ability to relate to his children is exhibited in his simple principle in ways that Scout can understand (“climb into his skin and walk around in it”). Scout struggles, with many and varying degrees of success, to put Atticus’s advice into practice and to live with sympathy and understanding toward others.
Throughout the story Atticus did many things to show he was a courageous person, from dealing with a mean old woman to becoming an outcast for his entire town because he did a case he knew he could not win, Atticus did a lot of things that showed his courage. Atticus even taught Scout and Jem that courage is not just a man in a cape or a soldier with a gun. True courage is when someone does the right thing even though they know they can’t win, they continue forward to finish what they started. Atticus did a lot to prove his children these lessons were true, even by showing these examples by doing them, and that is why courage is Atticus’s most defining
In the story, the innocents are destroyed by evil, the “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Such as when Atticus says “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (103). Another example could be when Boo stabs Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout, which sheriff Tate decides to say that Mr.Ewell fell on the knife, so Boo won’t have to go to court. In which Scout says “Well, it’d be sort of shootin a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (317).
Atticus said to Jem one day, ‘I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. ‘Your father’s right,’ she said. ‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.
What is popular is not always what is right, and Atticus shows us this throughout the novel. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch symbolizes morality and integrity, his parenting style is unlike any one else’s in Maycomb and is accepted by few. He treats his children as he would anyone else in Maycomb, with respect and without
The title “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, regard to how it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, because all they do is sing. Atticus told the kids they can shoot as much blue jays as they desire, but not to shoot any mockingbirds for that reasons, because mockingbird do not harm nor do they bother anyone. In this novel, there are three main mockingbird, Tom Robinson, Jem, and Boo “Arthur” Radley. Tom Robinson was just an innocent black male accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Violet Ewell, Mr.Ewell oldest kid. Although all evidences point to Tom being not guilty, he was still convicted guilty because back in the days of 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama, everyone would pick a white person words over a black person word any day