In my opinion, Calpurnia is a much better mother figure that Aunt Alexandra. Calpurnia shows the children love and compassion throughout their lives. She takes care of them, cooking for them and teaching them to read. When Jem starts to grow up and mature, he begins to push Scout away. Calpurnia took Scout to the kitchen with her and bonds with her.
Character Foils One instance of a foil from “To Kill A Mockingbird”, is of Bob Ewell and Walter Cunningham Both are poverty-stricken. Bob endeavor to do what is best with what they posses and the Ewell is cold-hearted and malign. Mr. Cunningham's are admired by the community while Mr.Ewell is loathed by members of Maycomb society. Mr. Cunningham's is noble and trustworthy, whereas Mr.Ewell's is a con artist.
Calpurnia can be a particularly difficult character to understand in To Kill a Mockingbird. She has worked for the Finch's family as the cook ever since Jem Finch was born. Even though Cal, which is what everyone always calls her for short, is just the Finch family's cook, she does way more than just cook. Calpurnia is loving towards the Finch family;and she acts as a motherly figure for Jem and Scout; she is a hard worker, and she goes above and beyond in what she does, and she likes to be presentable in public, especially in front of the other African-Americans in town.
Atticus Finch: The Person Lawyers are often perceived as devious and employers of chicanery. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is an exception to this perception. Atticus continuously shows himself to be a excellent figure in Maycomb County and an even better father. Throughout the novel, Atticus demonstrates three main qualities- courteous, courage, and wisdom.
Atticus had many good qualities that he tried to pass to the two youngsters, but egalitarian, tolerance, and respect were the ones that were demonstrated through Atticus’s actions. Egalitarian was a characteristic well exhibited during the first part, since the first part was about preparing the reader for the Tom Robinson's trial in which Atticus was the defense lawyer for the young, black man. This equality aspect did not only exhibit through Atticus taking the job as the defense lawyer for Tom Robinson but by the respect, Atticus had for Calpurnia. When Jem invited Walter to eat with them and Scout called on Walter for spilling syrup all over his food, Calpurnia excused Scout and scolded her for embarrassing Walter. Later on, when Jem and
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This saying is true in many cases and happens to be true in To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book you see children of characters start to grow up and act like their father. This essay will be looking at three families in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Finches, the Cunninghams, and the Ewells. These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant influence on the character of his children.
Mr. Atticus Finch is not only an upstanding lawyer but a caring and loving role model for his children Jem and Scout. This all occurs in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus isn’t your normal Alabamian. He doesn 't believe in society 's belief that African Americans aren 't equal to whites.
In the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is a plentiful supply of characters that are considered strong in reasons such as Characteristically and strong as in fleshed out story wise. In my humble opinion based off those aspects, I feel that Atticus Finch is the strongest of the characters in the novel. Atticus’s Character traits of Courage, Responsibility, and Integrity are most clearly shown through how he Defends Tom Robinson despite the odds, How he Parents his kids, and how he selflessly defends Tom even though it’s Unpopular to defend a black man. Atticus’s Acts of courage in the novel are quite astounding. As quoted by Atticus Himself “Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee.149)
There are many different definitions of courage. In this novel courage is defined as an act of kindness that most would not display, that is appreciated or admired. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story set in the 1920’s during a time of racism. It takes place in a small town of Maycomb. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb, where he lives with his two children, Jem and Scout.
The belief that each gender should have its own roles and behaviors is something that has been deeply rooted in the mind of Aunt Alexandra. When she moves into the Finches’ home, she makes attempts to change the family in a way she saw fit. Quickly, she notices that Scout does not abide by her idea of how a girl should be acting. After only a short time of living in their home, she confronts Scout, making an attempt to alter her personality. As if it was an intervention, she says she “decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence.”