This book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is all about racism. There is one character that fights for equality, Atticus Finch. Atticus represents the desire for fairness. He proves some of it in his speech he gives at the courtroom. An example/quote, of his desire for equality is this quote, “…Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as a sound as it jury, and a jury is only as a sound as the men who make it up….” (Lee 274). This quote explains a reason, Atticus did help a black man in front of many. If he did not want things to be equal, then why he would help him in the first place. Another example Atticus said, “A nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don 't mean anything—like
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Isaiah says, “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression…” (Isaiah 1:17, ESV). Following God’s will by doing good and correcting wrong defines Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus defends an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, who was falsely accused of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. The trial takes place in the 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama, a small racist town.
In Harper Lee's classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch serves as a compelling embodiment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a just and equal society. Atticus is a principled, wise, and compassionate lawyer who, in the racially charged setting of 1930s Maycomb, Alabama, stands as a beacon of moral integrity and racial tolerance. He not only supports the ideals of equality and justice but also demonstrates them in his actions and interactions with others. One of Atticus’s main ways in which he embodies Dr.King is through his commitment to treating everyone with respect and fairness, regardless of one's race.
“Not all men are created equal”. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee focuses mostly on Tom Robinson’s trial, first Tom Robinson was caught with Mayella by Bob Ewell, Next he was being sent to trial because he was being accused of raping Mayella. After they send him away and finally he tries to make a run for it and gets shot by a man because the people did not want to do the trial again and because the whites didn’t like blacks. Another focus was on Boo Radley because he first stabbed his dad with a pair of scissors. He was then known as a monster but the children never saw him before,Jem’s description is that Boo was half man, half monster, all teror, about six-and-a-half-feet, dined on raw squirrels and any cats hw could catch.
Not all the Same Equality is a term that is defined as “the state of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability” (Dictionary.com). In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, equality dictates how several characters are portrayed in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, at a time of racism, hate, and prejudice. Because of these topics being such an everyday obstacle for characters like Walter Cunningham Jr. and Burris Ewell, two students at the school, Boo Radley, a scared neighbor that saves a life, and Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly convicted of a crime, the idea of equality has a different effect on each character’s life.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.
In America people are becoming less racist and are learning it’s wrong to use certain words. I have seen in the news and on social media that people have been either very accepting or very racist. Now that you understand what discrimination and racism is, you’re on your way to recognizing social inequality. The second step to recognizing social inequality is to know it is wrong and unethical to discriminate others. In this quote Atticus is trying to show the bias and racist court that all men are created equal.
Atticus, a character in To Kill A Mockingbird, a book written by Harper Lee, is a very calm, determined, and is egalitarian, even in the most absurd situations. First of all, Atticus is calm. Whenever he is faced with a problem or an issue comes up he always addresses it in a calm and collective way. Atticus never raises his voice, if so rarely. In the text, it says, “ ‘Atticus didn't bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and wiped his face and let Mr. Ewell call him names wild horses could not bring her to repeat.’ ”
Donald Trump once said, “sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” Atticus Finch fights a battle against Maycomb County and although he knows that he will not win he brings Maycomb a step closer to justice. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes characters, setting, and conflicts in order to illustrate Aunt Alexandra’s acceptance of Scout, Francis ‘ prejudice, and Atticus’ urge for equality.
To Kill A Mockingbird Extra Credit In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, the theme of equality is evident while the trial is going on at the courthouse. For example, a Cunningham on the jury wanted to believe Atticus’ side of the trial. The Cunningham showed to be equal as he debated with the other people on the jury about how a black man could be innocent.
He uses this by saying “ there is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie =, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire.” By saying this Atticus is forcing the jury to feel compassionate because they realize their own fault. Atticus also says “All men are created equal, a phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us.” When Atticus says this it reminds the jury to have compassion because all men are created equal. Even the black
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an award winning novel. It portrays amazing life lessons along with casual problems of a normal town. Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for her amazing novel by directly facing the problem of equality in that time period. Harper does this by having a white man defend a black man in court.
It is an instinctive part of the human nature to attempt to reconfigure the world around us in order for it to fit to our convenience. Whether one does it intentionally, or as an unconscious defense mechanism, the change we create often serves as only a temporary disguise for what really exists around us. Like most lies and falsities, this can lead to negative impacts. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the white community of Maycomb is controlled by a deeply ingrained prejudice that they have rearranged their surroundings and ideas to accommodate.
Not all people get the equality they deserve. People are supposed to be equal, but in fact they are not. Men think less of women and believe they can only do what girls are supposed to do. There are only a few people in the world that are truly equal. This could be in work environments or in the community.
Lee is able to make these symbols be what you could say reoccurring as they can be easily seen if the reader is paying adequate attention into noticing them. Equality is more or less a theme portrayed in various times throughout equality as when we finally accept a certain group of people, we pick out a different one not like whether it be skin color, beliefs, or even how they dress. This is a never ending cycle that has been a problem for years and years and will continue to be one unless someone or something does something to change that. The book doesn’t fully visualize the evolution or one-eighty the readers might have like to seen, as this this continues to be an issue decades and decades after the entire storyline of the book ends.
The middle of a novel tends to hold the most girth. It 's past all of the set-up and introductory events that occur in the beggining while errupting with all the problems that the ending wraps up in a neat little bow before the very last sentence. Upon finishing the second third of To Kill A Mockingbird I have realizing all of the intesity within the contents of this novel.