Occasionally, the two boys will visit Muff Potter in jail, where he does not know that the crime that he was accused of is false. He thanks the boys continuously for all that they are doing from him, but in reality, even though Tom and Huck are providing his with things, they have the key to get him out of jail and out of the mess that he is in, because they know that Potter did not actually kill doctor Robinson. This is where the change in Tom occurs. In court, Tom testifies for Muff Potter. He tells his story, about how he and Huck - whom he does not mention - were hiding in the trees when the three men came by and got into a fight.
Pap is a free man who takes it for granted especially when he takes his anger on African Americans and his own son. He isn’t well educated but this quote by Huck is a hint towards Paps good side. “For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards others”. Huck never had that great of an education so how is this coming from his mouth. His dad must’ve told him about these things, since Pap has made many mistakes in life he has a good side to himself.
“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.
He pointed out Mr. Cathey consistent bombardments of challenges and how he handle each situation. Every good point in his life such as becoming a father was met with a bad point in which he couldn’t go to school because he became a father. The author allowed us to feel happy for the situations that seemed any reasonable person would feel good about and upset about the unforeseen variables that tend to find Mr. Cathey. The author makes sure you feel the joy and pain of a young man who could have made it to a higher level but came up short because of his bad decision
When Tom comes back home with the dirty, soiled and torn clothes he is given a punishment by Aunt Polly. She asks him to whitewash the fence. Tom feels very sad but he knows the art of tackling people psychologically. The intension of Aunt Polly is not to punish Tom Sawyer but to correct his mistakes. Tom too knows her pains but as a child he continues his life as per his wish.
He wants to be there for Jim like Jim has been there for him, and Huck knows that if he decided to turn Jim in, Jim would’ve been affected by his decision forever. In conclusion, Huck’s growth throughout the novel is shown through the decisions Huck makes as the novel progresses. Huck’s judgement and morality grows and he learns how to think about how his decisions will affect the people around him. At the beginning of the novel, Huck consents to his gang killing Miss Watson, who was a part of his family. This shows he does not think about his actions and he has poor morality.
The tragic flaw of Proctor is his relationship with Abigail that ruins his reputation when he admits to lechery to the court. If Proctor would have dealt with the situation earlier than the whole drama of the situation would not have happened. Proctor was strong enough to stand up to what he had done and to tell people of the crime he had committed. Throughout all of his troubles and doubts, he still mans up to the crime that he committed.
When in the court, he exercises his empathy for Tom Robinson to the jury as well by claiming that he is,”confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family” (Lee 209). Unlike the majority of the population, Atticus was fully empathetic of a man that was accused of assault and rape because his judgment was not shrouded by a cloud of bias like the audience, jury, and the judge. He knows that the court case may take part in public humiliation; therefore, he keeps on the low and makes his points concisely to prevent the chaotic nature that the public hopes for. His empathy for the situation of Tom Robinson stretches to clearing his name as well as his reputation as a human, and in those times of social racism, that was not common. Atticus also had habits that were consistent with his display of instinctive empathy in his daily
When he had made his daughter sad, he eventually apologizes to her like a real father. When his daughter is at her first day of school and nervous with anxiety, he calms her down and tries to cheer her up before letting her go off. He shows good fatherly traits with morals especially after his injury. He discovers that his wife cheated on him a while ago and when he first finds out he is furiated. Eventually, he remembers his character and his past actions and realizes that it was because of him.
Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of
For example, when Kathleen asks how the war began he summarizes, “‘Some people wanted one thing, other people wanted another thing’” (O’Brien 175). This statement is incredibly indifferent for someone who continuously risks his life and witnesses the deaths of many comrades. Such a response demonstrates how greatly he has come to terms with the atrocities he witnesses, no matter how much uncertainty likely surrounds his life—or at least how he wishes his daughter will see his view of the war. Kathleen passively enables her father to develop a new outlook on the
He admits, “Attending OCC and working at the shoe store was different from what I set out for…. It wasn’t humiliating, it was humbling” (60). Dr. Cleamon Moore’s off track segment affects me abundantly. His father’s wise words assure me a few facts of life: all things are hard to come by, but with sacrifice and prayer, everything that seems improbable will become less impossible. Cleamon Moore does not have an
He grew up being unkind and thinking that he could get away with anything he did especially when it was announced that he would be becoming a police officer and had been accepted into the academy. But with the arrival of Erin brought a small change to him, as she was willing to stick her neck out for Ned and stand up for him. This ended making him more conniving, no longer willing to stick with his chant of “Neddy, Neddy, never ready; ain’t got nothing in his heady.” (p. 3) but rather resorting to labelling Ned “‘DISTURBED & DANGEROUS’” (p. 155).
Before the end of the book, Huck now understands regardless of how bad somebody is their life is still of worth. This shows how mature he can really be because somebody that was immature would rather want somebody to get what they deserve than looking at what their life is worth. “Well it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals… It was a dreadful thing to see.” Pg.
Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different