“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
Another characteristic that made Harrison's character stand out is how he had the same stance and position against the government which shows his determination to make things better and free people from how the government is suppressing them. On the other hand, even though Harrison had similarities in both versions of the story the differences are the ones that help the audience decide which one they like more. The movie showed Harrison as a 20 year old but the book showed him as a 14 year old, which plays more with the audience’s sympathy. The movie showed Harrison’s violent side more than showing pity like the movie, which shows when Harrison threatens the
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
Mr. Wiesel and father were able to escape the crematoria but were often terrorized. Could you imagine living in a world where you are harassed just for being who you are? How about the children who grow up learning what their parents teach them and really do not know any better; for example in the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem lived in a world filled with prejudice and people seeking revenge. Scout and Jem Finch were one of the lucky ones. Their father, Atticus, was a lawyer, and one of the fairest there was.
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
Although those are good reasons to kill him lennie also did many good things to and therefor is why there is so many reasons why some people consider what George did wrong and it therefore doesn't make what George did justified due to him being his best friend and how he told so many people how he was looking out for lennie so he doesn't get in trouble on his own also for example lennie's aunt Claire and Carlson and curly dad therefore showing that he was lying about how he felt about lennie he even told lennie himself that his life would be easier without him Although some people believe George was wrong and some believe he was wright there are many reasons why it can go either way just because it can be considered euthanasia and due to lenine being considered a nuisance to himself and others but on the other hand it some say it isn't because lennie didn't get a say in whether or not on if he could live or die therefore making it not euthanasia but murder Therefore in conclusion George killing lennie is a huge topic that can go either way so to truly understand the topic you must read the book or watch the movie and come up with your own opinion on whether or not if what George did was euthanasia or just plain old
Children may think that their parents are evil for not letting them do something or not letting them go somewhere, but in reality they always have a good reason for saying no. In our world today and in the stories we read, there are people who are more evil than anyone 's parents. In each of the stories “Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” the two characters Montresor and General Zaroff are both very evil and two faced. General Zaroff is more evil of the two men because he does not value human life, he makes his prey feel comfortable while they are staying with him, and he gives his prey no chance for survival. First of all, General Zaroff is the more evil of the two men, because he does not value the human life.
A brother making his younger sibling touch his casket is very cruel Then threatening if it is not touched you would be left alone, which is Doodle's biggest fear. The brother manipulates Doodle on purpose. This shows cruelty from an older sibling making their own blood suffer for matter enjoyment. This point could be considered "tough love" to some and make him mentally stronger as a person. So it depends on how you interpret the brother's motivations for wanting to teach Doodle these skills.
If he escapes to another city, they will view him as a criminal and if his children came with him they would be viewed as foreigners. By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul.
Towards the end of the novel, after the kids realize all the nice things Boo has been doing for them, they start to change their opinions. They realize he is not a crazy man, he is just a person. A person that has helped them. This shows that Boo helped teach the kids you should never listen to rumors. You do not truly know someone until you have been in their shoes.
This action angered the colonists, causing them to take action, listing this in their grievances. They said, “That they are entitled to...property: and they have never ceded to any foreign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent” (U.S. Cong.). This stated that the colonists have right to property, and that they do not have to succumb to a foreign power, and can dispose of them without the power’s consent. This complaint was written so that the colonists could have some say in whether a soldier can be quartered in their house, as they would gain consent to the action.
His character traits helps the book called To Kill A Mockingbird to contain what aspects people should emulate atticus about in order to have better personalities. In the book, Atticus’s educational quotes and ideas make the book to sound judicious. To Kill A Mockingbird brings lots of vital themes to the readers and meaningful knowledge by using Atticus Finch, the most sagacious
At a certain point in the passage he discusses Jim’s “escape plans”, Tom says, “Jim do not act so foolish. A prisoner’s got to have some kind of a dumb pet, and if a rattlesnake haint even been tried..” (Twain 262) This illustrates the bigotry and violent ideas that Tom will stoop to just for the thrill of the adventure. In other words he would gladly put Jim in danger of being in a room with a rattlesnake, at the chance of being bitten by it, just so he can have fun. Naturally this is an awful example for young minds that are not yet at high