And he was unable to sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what would happened in Birmingham” meaning he knew that he if did not try to help Birmingham, other places would be affected too, and that is because when injustice occurs in one place, it indirectly affects people in other places as well (King paragraph 4). Martin Luther King Jr. had a well thought out, methodical plan of civil disobedience, because he knew that people who were oppressed would have bottled up anger and frustration that needed to be released another way that was not through violence, but yet through a more effective and correct way. According to Martin Luther King Jr., his methodical plan also known as a nonviolent campaign, consisted of “four basic steps: collection to the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self -purification; and direct action” (King paragraph 6) and would help the oppressed get justice. Martin Luther King Jr. states that he had already started his
Even though there are several pieces of evidence that show Tom is innocent Atticus knows he will not win, but that is no reason for him not to try. It makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he believes in the Golden Rule and he has integrity. The first reason why Atticus should defend Tom Robinson is because he believes in the Golden Rule. He believes that you should treat others the way you would want to be treated no matter what. For example, on page 39, while talking to Scout, Atticus says, “...you never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”, (Lee, 39).
The court appointed him to defend Tom, but, “Atticus also aims to defend him.”(163) Atticus could easily disregard this case, but he aims to defend Tom to the best of his ability. The fact that Atticus spent his time working and defending a black person to the best he can shows that Atticus does not judge people on what race they are. Calpurnia is the the house cook and a black person, but he still respects her. There is no way Atticus can be discriminating against different races with him defending Tom in court and having Calpurnia as a cook for the house. Atticus demonstrates being non judgemental because he respects women.
Just like Gandhi made a movement without violence, Atticus Finch did as well. This man didn’t hurt a single Negro or a white person when he wanted to show that race meant nothing in the times before the court trial. When someone made prejudice remarks, he didn’t react in ferocious way, but instead, he kept it all in his mind, building up thoughts to a conclusion. According to BBC.co.uk/ethics, “The aim of non-violent conflict(or ahimsa) is to convert your opponent; to win over their mind and heart and persuade them that your point of view is right.” Atticus tried to win over the mind and heart of the jury (white farmers) with a very convincing testimony to change their point of view and to see Tom Robinson as a man, not a colored man. In the movie The Help, Skeeter wants to write an article about what it’s like to be a black maid.
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson) This leads to another good quality which is desire to want to see change, but not just any change.
But bringing Boo into court would only cause more trouble. Boo had saved the kid’s lives and bringing his private life into the public wouldn’t help anyone. He made a wise decision and Scout realized this. During his time at the Finch house he also said “There’s a black man dead for no reason. Now the man responsible for it is dead.
He is admired for his achievements and the challenges that he has overcome. In addition, Welles Crowther is another good example of a hero who puts others before himself. Welles didn’t hesitate and immediately thought about other people before himself. He sacrificed his life to help others. His traits are admirable and is a good example to follow.
He understands that there is prejudice in the society against black people and that even though he tried his best, he could lose the case since he had not seen a jury deciding in favor of a black man. He understands the facts of life but stays committed to the truth. He knows that he would have to appeal jury 's decision in case Tom Robinson is found guilty. In the next stanza, Kipling points out that in life when you lose everything, you must be also willing to forget about your loss. He advises that you will need to keep your "Will" alive in the most challenging circumstances even though you feel that you are physically and emotionally beaten.
While they may have a point, they do not take into account the fact that he did not use his brain when approaching this challenge. He had been prideful on this part of his journey. To conclude, Odysseus was a hero. He was a hero when he used his brains to ponder about and reach the answer to a predicament. Heros are the people who complete tasks that they are afraid to complete, but they do
Mr. Shelby was relatively kind to his slaves but did not care much about them. He was not a abolitionist. What he wanted to protect was not his slaves but his own reputation. Mr. Shelby represented those people, at that time when the book was published, who were just like grass on the top of a wall which swayed with every wind, or the so called fence-sitters towards the question that whether slavery should be kept or banned. The relatively tragic destination of Mr. Shelby indicated that the slavery should be prohibited beyond all doubt.