Atticus taking on the Tom Robinson trial and risking his reputation, protecting Tom Robinson from the mob, and revealing the truth about Bob Ewell are all evident ways that Atticus demonstrates courage in order to set an example for his children and the town. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus actions influence the town in positive ways and emphasizes the lessons he teaches his children through his actions. Ultimately, Atticus helps steer the town in the direction of having less intolerance and being more open
In today's society people could be very judgemental of a person having a mental disability. What Lennie did was to prove that people shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Anyone could show courageous no matter how different people are from one another. Crooks is a man who showed courageousness in a different way, but still made an
With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
If Atticus let the mob take away Tom to hang him, Tom wouldn’t have a trial. That wouldn’t be fair for Tom because he couldn’t prove himself innocent. Atticus stood up for fair treatment by protecting Tom from the lynch mob. Another example of Atticus taking a stand for equality is on page 261 and is when Atticus is questioning Tom. Atticus was standing up for equality because he was treating Tom with respect while others were not.
“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.
This is because Danforth feels that if he is lenient with his decisions, it looks as though he is weak and being unfair to the rest who did not get postponed. Since Danforth has authority over the rest of the court, John Proctor is later executed due to Danforth signature. Additionally, he uses the number of cases he has had in court and the amount he has put in jail as a number to hold over peoples heads. The number Danforth claims is a point of trying to scare those who may being lying and show that Danforth is merciless. He tells the open court, “And do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature?”(81).
I have often wondered if the Devil be in it somewhere; I cannot understand you people otherwise.” (Miller, 30) His dislike influenced other people of the village to question Parris’s authority such as Giles Corey. His death had the most influential impact on the village because when he passed away, Parris and the trials are overthrown which may signify his impact on the society. This frees the next generations of the corrupt minister and the unjust
I mumbled that I was sorry and retired mediating upon my crime.” (p.17) is the first example of Scout encountering small-mindedness in the novel. In the quote, Scout’s first-grade teacher makes Scout feel guilty about being able to read and write, causing her to apologise and think of it as a crime. Her reaction of shame is instantly expressed to the reader as it is a first-person perspective. Therefore, it conveys how the exchange between the two demonstrates the the small-minded views of Maycomb citizens, especially considering that Scout should be proud of being taught vital abilities at a young age.
Even though there are several pieces of evidence that show Tom is innocent Atticus knows he will not win, but that is no reason for him not to try. It makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he believes in the Golden Rule and he has integrity. The first reason why Atticus should defend Tom Robinson is because he believes in the Golden Rule. He believes that you should treat others the way you would want to be treated no matter what.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the passage I analyzed was a short conversation between Atticus and Jack. This conversation is taking place just days before the controversial trial of Atticus defending a black man accused of rapeing a white woman. Knowing this trial is going to end in an unfortunate verdict, Jack is making sure Atticus wants to follow through with the trial. This passage highlights an important character in the book: Atticus.
Atticus a well known lawyer in the little town of Maycomb in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. He comes up against a tough, rock solid case including an African American man and a young woman who grew up in poverty. Atticus has trust in the power in using the three models of rhetoric. Ethos,Pathos and Logos to prove to the jury that his client is innocent and can walk out of court that day a free man. (Lee).
In Lee Harper’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is teaching his kids that violence is not the answer and your battles should be fought mentally with your mind, not physically. Atticus is also trying to get his kids to value knowledge and wisdom, so they may use it to sort out any type of conflict. Atticus believes that violence is never justified, and any battle can be won if one is wise and respects everyone. A person’s mental capabilities are critical to fighting a battle without physical engagement.
This parody was constructed in the contemplative moment when Atticus Finch considers the implications of his decision if he decides to defend Tom Robinson or not. In the most important decision of his career, his tone exhibits wariness due to lack of popularity in the support for Negroes which can compare to Hamlet’s extraordinary conclusions on afterlife that poses significant questions as to if he should escape to the unknown. Contrary to Hamlet’s selfish motives, Atticus bases his decision by his selfless character to protect the wellbeing of Jem, Scout, and Tom Robinson, but Hamlet only focuses on what’s best for him which in this case is drawing the pros and cons of suicide. Regardless of what their motives are, these soliloquies define