Even though Nick might not be very productive, he is an admirable person in the fact that he stays out of the way by doing absolutely nothing. Within in “The Great Gatsby”, everything that is done is bad. Every move that characters make eventually come back to haunt them. This is the point of the novel. To take the least of the evil within the group of characters, Nick again proves to be the most admirable.
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
With the utilization of many words of wisdom, they attest to Atticus’s rationality. One such example of this is, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(Lee 103). A courageous man, Atticus is not afraid of standing up for what he believes is right and does not give in to societal pressure. With these actions throughout the novel, Harper Lee reveals Atticus as a rational, understanding, and brave character. The rationality of Atticus Finch is a defining feature of him that aides many people and assists him on many occasions throughout the novel.
While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
Another moral dilemma is the narrator wanting to kill the old man even though he has done nothing to him, but the narrator believes that a good reason to kill him is because he has an eye that only appears evil, but never harmed anyone. The narrator believed that he has great reasons in why he went forward with his actions with confidence and doesn’t want people think that he is insane. “And every morning I went to his room, and with a warm, friendly voice I asked him how he had slept. He could not guess that every night, just at twelve, I looked in at him as he slept.” This is also proof that there is moral dilemma; the narrator asks the old man if he had slept well because the narrator is still returning the kindness that the old man had always given him in return, but also has not changed his mind about killing him.
What really strikes out from this quote is the end of the sentence, because it gives us definitive proof that he is being brave. Bravery is when you are not afraid of upcoming events, which is just what the quote says. It even says that “He wasn’t scared either.”, which is the definition of being brave as we just discussed. He even manages a grin while all this is happening. Through everything we covered, from him saving Ponyboy to savings kids from a burning church, I am certain that Johnny is one of the bravest kids in the book.
The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin."
Instead of being sent to a detention centre, his father locked him up in his house and now he is mentally unstable from the years of isolation. The mockingbird also has a compelling importance due to the connections with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee uses juxtaposition to highlight the contrast of a black man and a white man facing racism and discrimination. However in this novel, one mockingbird is shot and the other is pressured to kill. A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others.
After witnessing a murder at a bar, the protagonist, narrator, and most importantly; antihero Marlowe finds himself involved in a crime that he is unrelated with. Marlowe, being the gentleman that he is, tries to keep a woman in the story, Lola, safe no matter the consequences. Lola is described as the damsel in distress that many noir genre convention stories have in order to depict the antihero. Marlowe, responding to Lola says, “Lady, all you did was save my life. What else do you want done?
In the eyes of Danforth people are not innocent until proven guilty; they are innocent until accused guilty. In the eyes of Danforth facts and details mean nothing to him. He comes to conclusions that any rational man cannot come to. He has doomed people to death who were innocent just because they did not want to confess to something that they did not do. This is because Danforth’s rule throughout these trials were that if someone was accused of witchcraft, even if they were innocent they had to confess or they were sentenced to death.