Although Jem’s moral and character develops in the first part of the book, some of his characteristics cannot change. One time an old lady on drugs, Ms. Dubose, shouted to him ‘Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!’ Hearing that, Jem became furious and grabbed Scout’s baton and began cutting every camellia bush in Ms. Dubose’s lawn. After that he snapped Scout’s baton into two. When he got home Atticus was mad at Jem and as a consequence, Jem had to read to Ms. Dubose every day for no more than 2 hours. At first, Jem was easily startled.
Get the water...”(542). I chose the helmet of a knight to represent this because knights are the heroes that help others and make them feel secure. Virtues/Vices- Mr. Frank’s best qualities are that he is both optimistic and compassionate. He constantly urges the families to stay calm and that the war will be over soon. When they all thought that they were going to be discovered, Otto comforts them by saying, “We’re alive, safe...”(543).
Amir also realizes why Baba had helped all those people and why Baba tried to treat both him and Hassan as equally as possible. This attracts the reader's attention because now we know that Baba was never perfect but tried his hardest to redeem himself. In chapter 3, Baba tells Amir ‘“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.
This was shown when he said that the courtroom should be colorblind and everyone should have equal chances there. He tried his hardest to defend Tom even though he knew he wouldn’t win because Tom was innocent and deserved to be proven innocent. Atticus also did not let anyone bother him. When Bob Ewell spit on him he just ignored him. Atticus did also have some bad moments like when he realizes the mistake of letting his children end up being attacked by Bob Ewell.
Mentioning Gandhi, and stating his thought son the best ways peacefully cause change. This is showing the audience that Chavez realizes that these men have proved their methods the best, and he doesn't want to change them just try to use them for the benefit of the people. “ The boycott, as Gandhi taught, is the most nearly perfect instrument of nonviolent change, allowing masses of people to participate actively in a cause”. This quote really does work so well because of the organization that is used by Chavez to convey Gandhi’s message. If Chavez had not eased this very power quotes into is writing, they would not have been hear the same way.
and Atticus are examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, demonstrated by their benevolent acts of kindness and equality, and how they didn’t let what the status quo at the time dictate their opinions. In the beginning, Walter Cunningham did conform to racist beliefs of the town and ignored the evidence that proved Tom's innocence, but he realizes he is wrong, and preaches that Tom be acquitted while he sits on the jury. Atticus is one of the people to sway Walter Cunningham to believe in equality. Atticus convinces him, and other people, to believe in the evidence that all proved Tom's innocence, and through him and Walter a small racist town begins to change little by little. The movement of equality has been going on since before the civil war in the 1860s, today, people would like to say we are equal, but with court cases like Trayvon Martin attracting so much controversy, it shows that society still has a long way to
The internal conflict that Tessie Hutchinson only worried about herself and not her family. Tessie states “there's Don and Eva, Mrs. Hutchinson yelled, make them take their chance.” This shows she didn't care what happens to other people. The short story also includes an external conflict; where old man warner brags he can survive the lottery which he did all of’em, He says “seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery, old man warner said as he went through the crowd.” This also shows that he’s capable to survive another one. You can imagine what he must go through the worry every year of not knowing if this is his last year alive. This is internal conflict (Jackson
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a novel written from a child’s perspective over a couple of years. Atticus, her father, is a calm and morally courageous lawyer. When raising his children, both son and daughter, he tries to show them goodness in everything and especially to try to understand a person by seeing things from his or her perspective, “try to stand in the person’s shoes” to actually understand them. To see from the person’s perspective, you might understand their conscience, and that is, as he explains, individual. He teaches them what’s right and good, and when they get guns to shoot with he tells Jem that he can shoot as many bluejays he wants, but to remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic tale with a meaning deeper than the simple story of childhood shenanigans, remains a staple in many classes throughout the US. The people of the town consistently express their racist values, and how there prejudice clearly divides white and black people. Beyond that, the contrast between knowing and not knowing consistently appears throughout the story. There are many different types of ‘not knowing,’ ranging from innocence to ignorance. The people of Maycomb are ignorant when it comes to race, and the Finch children are innocent and do not know what’s really involved with the case taken up by their father.
However, one figure stands out from all the rest of the characters. Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley is the most courageous of all characters in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, because he faced the world, even though he is the timidest and thus the most secretive of the characters. Some of the major reasons why Boo is the shows the greatest amount of courage appear early in the novel. Shortly after the beginning of Scout’s second year of school, Jem and Scout find a ball of gray twine in a knot-hole in one of the trees in the Radley’s yard. After leaving the string for a few days, Jem and Scout take it and claim anything that is in the hole as their treasure.
The father of the narrator, Atticus Finch, has become a model of morality for many readers, as well as an example of an honest lawyer. He shows human courage, which gives us the idea that Atticus is a common and inconspicuous man he is represented from the eyes of the children, who are getting some heat from all his actions. There is an idea in the novel that children have a sense of justice and become prejudice only under the influence of others. This idea comes from a lawyer Atticus, a man of honor, who is doing good although he isn’t expected to. His arguments for heroism are “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
Not only could he kill a man with one finger, but he could lift a car with one hand, or so that’s how I, as a young impressionable child saw him. Nothing made me feel as safe as he did. As he became older, and my sisters came along, he became more kind. I dodged a metaphorical bullet because by time I was put under all his rules and restrictions, my sisters had softened his heart. My dad was always there, to spank us when we back talked our mom, and talk when we needed advice.
Tom was also lucky in the fact that he didn’t get attacked by the mob, but he never got to see his family again after he was imprisoned. The case of the Scottsboro Boys was a very large contribution to the abolishment of Jim Crow laws and Tom’s fictional case was there to show how bad racism was back during the
Muggs was all done, he does not bite anyone more than once. Mother always said that he had a quick temper, but he did not hold a grudge. (pg3) Another incident was when Muggs bit the congressman. Mother sent him a box of candy that Christmas. The congressman sent it back because he thought that it was poisoned.
A Climb into the Skin of Atticus The concept of tolerance is explored in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus represents this theme, he always looks for ways to teach others proper morals and values. Atticus once said, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39). This quote summarizes Atticus’ outlook towards people. Atticus represents the theme of tolerance in the way he defends Tom Robinson.