All in all I think Atticus was an extremely important character and his attributes greatly affected the story. He was fair, brave and genuine and also a great father. He let nothing stop him from doing what was right. He contributed greatly to the story and had a huge
However, his moral courage did not let him change his mind despite his reputation suffering a massive blow in the society. He believed that standing for his morals and what he thought was right regardless of what the entire community was thinking about him. From the start, he already knows that he cannot win the case, but his strong sense of justice and morality is what motivates him to defend Tom in the case with much determination and to give all that he had for the case. He goes ahead to express that it is not because they have been defeated hundred years before they started that they have a reason to they have a reason to try again and win. The author used the term “licked” in most of the expressions to imply defeated.
Another reason that he is a hero that he left his throne, so he can go and defend his people. According to www.enotes.com he had the qualities of a god and he was very intelligent and even if sometimes he gave up he never stop being a hero to his people. He was always trying to save the people that he liked and never gave up hope. He also never gave up what he believed in he never would call himself a hero even though he knew he was a hero. Odysseus also would never surrender without a fight he would always gave it his best shot, he never gave up and surrendered to his enemies.
In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, cruelty comes up again and again as a central theme and driving force in the plot. The novel takes place during the Great Depression, a time period where segregation is the norm, and cruelty is commonplace. The main character, Scout, grows up seeing all of this, and questions it. She watched racism take place around her, and grew up throughout the course of the novel, and found that even though the events that transpired were unpleasant, they made her a better person. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was set in the Great Depression.
Scout, the novels main character, is a smart and inquisitive girl, she often speaks bluntly, and is shamelessly child-like and tomboy-ish. Spanning the time of about three years, the novel watched the Finch girl change and mature, making the book much like a bildungsroman. As the book progresses, Scout finds herself confused and questioning why the world is such a wicked place; her main experience being the injustice of Maycomb court’s final ruling of the Tom Robinson trial. Mr. Robinson, a chivalrous, black man, and accused of raping a young, white lady, was given a death sentence, riding only on the word of the young lady and her white, drunkard father, Bob Ewell. No clear evidence was given.
Leah Zanin Literature 8A 3/8/18 Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Grand Central, 1982 To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It is about Scout, a six year old girl, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930’s. The book talks about how Scout learns about racism and the importance of being accepting of all people.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, it is vivid that gender roles were part of society in the 1930s. Scout Finch, a little girl, shows that being a girl doesn’t define her personality or actions. Although this book was published in 1960 and was set in the 1930s, the contention of gender roles is still prominent in today’s civilization. All the way through chapter five, it is well known that gender roles are a part of mankind during the Great Depression. Scout narrated, “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (45).
Expression of Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses recurring themes to address many controversial issues. Many of these themes and issues still apply to modern life, and this is a reason the story remains a classic many years after being published. The use of these themes, such as perspective and innocence, plays a major role in the plot and offers a critical examination of human nature and the treatment of others. Lee tells the story from the perspective of Scout Finch, a young girl from Maycomb, Alabama who is still developing her own thoughts and opinions. This perspective allows an objective and innocent view of the issues addressed in the story.
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel. A mature character would not pick a fight or label people based on their money; however, by the end of the novel, Scout sees that these things are wrong.
He was leading a revolution that would change the future. In this revolution he gave speeches and protested for something he believed was right and the people that stood in his was were wrong. He wanted to help the people in need even if it meant that some people were to get harmed. Malcolm had a goal and it was very real. He could see his dream unfold in front of him and he was not going to let anyone stop him.
Throughout the entire book there is a constant motif of symbolism in relation to the title among others, including the injustice of society. Harper Lee chose to write To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a child from the perspective of an adult reminiscing because she wanted to straightforwardly address the injustices of society, justify the reliability of Scout 's accounts, and to implicate the growth and development of Scout first-handedly. As a child without much "hard" evidence on certain situations, Scout is left to draw her own conclusions. Harper Lee chose to write from Scout 's current perspective as a way to get a reader out of their own
She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine. This next quote from “If’ says “ If you can trust yourself when all men doubt yourself.” Atticus trust himself to get Tom a fair trial even if he is black, he knew it was going to be hard but he has to do it for himself. Like the quote said though everyone else has no hope that Tom was going to win the trial, but since he trust in Atticus to do the best of his ability to win the trial for him Do you see how it feels like “If” and To Kill A Mockingbird were written by the same person it is crazy how close they are. I am completely certain that she used this poem to develop her characters, who know how many things she used to develop her
Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming of how you appear to someone else? In this passage from chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the literary elements of motif, diction, and setting develops the theme that changing perspectives or “walking in someone else’s shoes” brings understanding as it did for Scout as she thought of Boo Radley’s point of view. This passage comes as the aftermath of a fatal situation. Harper Lee uses the mindset of a young girl, Scout, standing on her strange neighbor’s porch to demonstrate this “coming of age” lesson. The author establishes “coming of age” to be the learning and maturing as one progresses through life no matter his or her age.
To Kill A Mockingbird and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings are two novels about two females and their endeavor with racism. Although these two girls are two different skin colors they face the same very harsh world from their own point of view. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, the main character, has a father, Atticus, and a brother, Jem, that live in the south as a family. Her father is assigned a case as a lawyer to defend a Negro man against rape, throughout that time the family is severely harassed about Atticus’s assignment. Although the situation about racism in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the same as the first novel, the dynamic of it all is entirely flipped.