Harper Lee’s purpose in describing Atticus the way he does in To Kill A Mockingbird is directly used to convey the theme in the story. As Atticus is described as being one who does not judge or think differently about people based on their race, gender, or religious beliefs it is used by the author to establish the theme of innocence. This comes as Atticus is just so kind to everyone around him, no matter their background, it even has Miss Maudie even talking about him as being just so consistent and holding no grudges and due to the author making Atticus be seen this way it shows off the theme of innocence as when Atticus will defend a black man in court and Scout gets picked on at school she does not understand why due to her innocence. She
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story about Atticus Finch and his two kids, Jem and Scout, dealing with racism in their hometown of Maycomb when Atticus chooses to defend a man of color. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is about a father and son surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. Each novel has a strong father figure who is brave or courageous, no matter the circumstance, as well as he is kind to everyone, regardless of who or what they are. Atticus Finch is the better of the two father figures because of his empathetic nature and his devotion to Kindness is something that differs greatly in both Atticus and the Man. Atticus’ kindness is brought upon because of his empathetic nature towards those he meets, whereas most of the Man’s kindness is based on situations, or after his son has been compassionate to someone, like with Ely.
In the beginning of the novel mrs. dubose is written off as a mean, and bitter old woman. On page 133 scout describes her a vicious and disrespectful. Scout also says “ we could do nothing to please her. If i said as sunnily as i could “hey , Mrs.
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
To the general public, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is an exceedingly controversial book that has caused debate in the academic community for decades. The question is: should To Kill a Mockingbird be taught in schools? In my opinion, it should, due to its progressive nature and ability to teach critical morals to the reader. However, it should only be taught in schools if the teacher discusses the book’s controversy with their students.
Atticus tried as hard as he could even when he already knew that he would lose. " Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. "(Page 78) This means that just because he knew that he would lose is no reason to not at least try and even have a small chance to win the case. Atticus used a lot of time trying to win the case for him and thought of as much evidence as he could to defend Tom Robinson.
Atticus also says “i am confident that you gentlemen will review without compassion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.” This is the strongest point that Atticus makes that alludes to the jury's sense of ethics, because when Atticus says God, it makes any of the jury who believes in a God which at that time most did it draws to their attention that Tom Robinson is a man with a family, that he is a human being and that is what God wants them to do. Atticus also uses logos many times.
The kids learn after Mrs. Dubose dies that she was a morphine addict. They also learn that when Jem would read to her each day that it helped her to take her medicine later and later in the day. Mrs. Dubose's goal was to free of her addiction before she died. This is such a great example that Harper Lee put in the novel to show that it is so easy to judge someone without knowing their situation. Although the kids hated Mrs. Dubose for being mean, they learned a great life lesson to not judge a person before you know what their going through.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Courage "Courage is when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what" According to Atticus Finch, an honest lawyer in Harper Lee 's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. "Real courage" is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus fits into this definition of what "real courage" is and demonstrates it several times throughout the novel. "The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '.
We live in a society today where judging others is a regular, everyday activity. Many people may blame a significant amount of this issue on the excessive amount of technology we have access too, but this problem has been around for much longer. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, it shows the ugliness that can come from judging others, but it also teaches two young children, Scout and Jem, to listen to others, so that you can have the opportunity to learn from them. Throughout the story many characters were able to demonstrate this lesson for the kids, but three that were true examples of it were Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch and Boo Radley. With only aiming to stand up for what they believe in and not worrying what everyone
Atticus’s definition of courage is going through with something you believe in even when you know it might go wrong. In the book, there are many courageous acts that happen but Atticus Finch shows the most courage all around. Atticus willingly takes on the Tom Robinson case knowing many risks and threats could come from his decision. Atticus is a honest lawyer that
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus shows traits of an excellent father. In a small, southern town full of old fashioned, narrow-minded people, Scout and her brother Jem must learn to do what is right. Atticus leads them onto a path that not everyone in the town may travel. Many people in Maycomb disapprove of his method of parenting and voice their opinion about it throughout the novel. What is popular is not always what is right, and Atticus shows us this throughout the novel.
Humanity often comes with responsibility. To be a man of basic human nature, humanity often shines within. In the novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird", written by Harper Lee, the character Atticus is a role model of humanity. Atticus is an extraordinary example of being a man of humanity and responsibility. There are many different reasons behind this.
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.