Some may think education is not important, but it can lead someone do doing the right thing, even if they are in a bad situation. When people are uneducated, they can lack empathy and integrity, which can have a big impact on the society around them. In situations where empathy or integrity is needed, it can be hard for people to express their thoughts or feelings to another person. When Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Arthur (Boo) Radley came to the rescue by stabbing Bob Ewell. When Mr. Heck Tate got there he knew what had happened, but to save Boo´s reputation, he said, ¨ Bob Ewell fell on his knife.
Human nature and pride show when an individual has traits of humanity, and responsibility is other needed. Atticus didn't give up on his visions throughout the novel, and this is very important to the younger readers, because his character was a role model to many. " Then Mr. Underwood’s meaning became clear: Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts, Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed," (Lee 82). This quote explains that not many people believed in Atticus, but he believed in himself and his case, and that's what mattered in the long run.
Later on we learn how ferm Atticus believes in racial equality when he is talking to Frank about Tom's case. He confesses that tom will never be acquitted since their will be an all white jury (100). Although he understands their is no hope for Tom, he still tried his hardest and only gives me more evidence to believe he is trying to set an example for the rest of the town. I believe Atticus is doing the right thing. I think all people should
In the knothole, some treasures that the children find include a knife, a watch, and a ball of grey twine. Scout believes that the person who are leaving these items around is Mr. Avery. The next day, the children sees that the knothole is now filled with cement. Mr. Nathan Radley most likely said this to the kids to keep them away from his yard. The night of the fire, Scout was covered by a blanket by Boo Radley.
‘I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.” Atticus becomes very passionate during this last moments of his closing argument, almost pleading or even begging the jury to make the moral, and just decision; to actually analyses the evidence, and events. He does so because he is certain, what he proclaims won't be enough to sway the jurors’ minds, as if Tom’s conviction was set in stone, before he even began. Unlike many others in Maycomb, he strongly believes in a strict moral code, to treat everyone with respect and seek real Justice, not based one who the person is but the credible evidence of their
Throughout the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one can see double standards for men and women frequently. Gender expectations took a hold of the Maycomb, Alabama; the fictional county in which this novel takes place. Looking back in history, it was always the women staying home, cleaning, cooking and taking care of the children. Men were always perceived as the superior sex. It was abnormal to see females wearing breeches or pants.
Atticus gives his final speech to the jury: “‘You know the truth and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around our women- black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of man. 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 up on a woman without desire.’” (273) There is not a certain person that just acts a certain way; black or white people will be people. They will do bad things and good things it doesn’t matter what they look like or where they come from.
(Lee, ). Judging by this quote, Atticus’ self-respect is considerably related to his morals. He believes that if he did something wrong, he had no right to instill his own morals on others. Another example of Atticus’ equal beliefs is during the aforementioned case, where Atticus comments that every man is equal in court. In addition, during the case, Atticus treats Tom as he does any other man, while Mr. Gilmer treats him as a man lower in standing than him.
Through mentioning this, Atticus is appealing to the majority of the white jury’s ethical side, in which they feel strongly about their views of racial segregation, and acknowledging the fact that he understands that this code is the social criterion. However, as Atticus gets further in his speech, he applies pathos, where he makes the attempt of having the jury sympathize with or relate to Tom Robinson, referring to him as a “quiet, respectable, humble Negro” and addressing the fact that, though their common belief is that all coloured-people are dishonest, the reality is only some people, regardless of their demographics, can be untrustworthy. Even so, Tom Robinson, in this particular case, is not one of those immoral
This quotation is clear evidence that Atticus treats everyone equally whether he is on the streets, at home, or in the courtroom. He does not commit partially with anyone, nor does he discriminate. He treats everyone with fairness, and does not choose how he wants to treat people differently. He treats everyone the same. Atticus does not act
Harper Lee is the author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird which has prevalent themes of tolerance and hypocrisy. The novel realistically portrays how innocence in children may shift due to being exposed and influenced by the ideas of the adults to whom they have given their trust. Not only does this factor into what they think as adults, but they are also guided by their own innocence in their attempts to not let it be corrupted. These children are doing their best to maintain their innocence while being taught the importance of empathy and tolerance, even in the many faces of hypocrisy. The reader is able to feel empathy for many scenarios in the book involving social expectations based on trivial and grievous judgments.
“Everyone wants the truth but no one wants to be honest.” In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird hypocrisy is used throughout the novel. Harper Lee uses multiple cases of hypocrisy in the novel including Scout’s teacher, Miss Gates and Mrs.Merriweather to reveal how people acted in 1935 and 1960. Miss Gates, Scout’s teacher taught her students about Hitler and the persecution of the Jews and how Germany is different from the United States. Miss Gates says,”Over here we don't believe in persecuting anybody who are prejudiced.
He is showing that no matter the race you do what is right. No matter the opinion of others, if you know something is wrong, stand tall and take charge. This is a positive role model where his kids can follow in his footsteps, look up to him and understand the rights and wrongs of things. Lastly, Atticus says, ‘’’I wanted you to see what real courage is... it’s when you know you 're licked before you begin
To Kill a Mockingbird “Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.” -Simon Bolivar To Kill a Mockingbird Is a book that takes place in the early 1900’s. The Book was written by Harper Lee. A very key component to the structure of the book is the incident with Mr. Ewell and Tom Robinson, and the supposed rape of Mr. Ewell’s daughter. in this Case Atticus ignores the fact that Tom Robinson would be judged because of the color of his skin, And continues to question Mr.Ewell.
In the 1930s, if a black man was on trial there was a ample chance he would be convicted even if evidence proved he was innocent. Throughout history humans being prejudice and bias have affected the lives of thousands of people; some ending with favorable outcomes while others weren’t so fortunate. Within the book To Kill a Mockingbird the readers learn that prejudice and bias people outnumber the understanding and kind. One decision or in this case twelve decisions decide the fate for an unfortunate man. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee reveals that people often follow their biases and prejudices rather than the truth.