Despite the town throwing hatred towards Atticus and his family, he doesn’t back down because he takes pride in helping the innocent. Even if Atticus can’t win the trial he fights hard because he wants to be a role model to Jem and Scout. Atticus believes Tom is a mockingbird, meaning his innocent and a victim of racism. For him to take the case makes sense.
He does not see the negatives in people or his ideas. Despite the fact that Adam Trask neglects his children for most of their lives, he demonstrates his selfless and good-hearted characteristics by being naive, honorable and likable. Firstly, Adam shows that he is good and honorable in many ways. Despite being a great shooter, he never purposely kills anyone during his time in the army. Steinbeck show Adam’s opposition to violence by writing, “During these five years of soldiering Adam did more detail work than any man in the squadron, but if he killed any enemy it was an accident of ricochet” (Steinbeck 35).
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
Atticus had the courage to take the case although it was full of dislikes of the people of Maycomb. He also had to face the fear of endangering the lives of his two young children and family name. Atticus was not only courageous; but he was also righteous and he was incapable of turning his back on those in need. Atticus was courageous by overcoming all of the heartless comments of those around him, and he never showed his true fear to his
Scout Finch observes that Boo Radley had been extremely generous to his fellow neighbors, but the Finches never paid him back, “We never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (Lee 373). Scout came to the conclusion that Boo Radley was a nice man after all; he
It also reveals the goodness of Carraway’s character. Nick is a man who looks for the good in others, but he is not blind to the flaws people possess. Though Nick never approved of Gatsby, he went to great lengths to have Gatsby be honored after he died. He felt as though this was his responsibility; Nick was the only person in New York who
Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life. Fortunately, Everyman could recover good works in his search for a company. Passion is substantial throughout the work, Everyman wants to live, tries to pay to death, begging for a company, then accept that his human life ended, asking God for forgiveness, begging him to have mercy on him. The tragedy, the fact that death is upon him and the conflict within him. To find that everything that one has lived to achieve did not matter, in the end, it is sad, unfortunately, humanity seems to follow this example, but fortunately, Everyman could change the outcome of his sinful ways.
O’Connor has many characters in her stories that are damaged, delusional or broken. In “A Good Man,” The Misfit is a broken character. He does not know the difference from right and wrong because his father was never punished for the things he did wrong and he justifies his wrongdoing with having a good reason for doing it. The Misfit tells the grandmother that his father “never got in trouble with the Authorities” and had a “knack of handling them"(O’Connor “Good” 478). Because of this, The Misfit sees the world as a place that punishes the innocent and the guilty get away punishment free.
Lastly, Beowulf is always very calm in the face of judgment and works for the good of his people. Harry is very impetuous and retaliates easily. Harry Potter is humble, values his friendships, and has the ability to express love. Harry is a very humble person and always gives the credit of his victories to his friends compared to Beowulf, who blames his men for his death and says that he could’ve protected his people longer if they had helped him. Harry had two very close friends who he could always go to for help whereas Beowulf was king and did not have any close friends or a wife.
Given the information from the play we can conclude that Mr. Wright was a good man because he did not drink and paid his debts, but he was also a hard man who was not considered good company.“But he was a hard man, Mrs. Peters. Just to pass the time of day with him - Like a raw wind that gets to the bone." (Glaspell) pp. 21-22 He neglected his wife 's happiness and was focused on keeping her isolated. He also neglected her opinions and kept her from singing.