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.
Judge Danforth, on the other hand, uses his authority in a slightly different way to influence the trials. Danforth believes highly in the law and doing what is right. He does not show mercy for he feels that would be weakness upon his name. This mindset allowed Danforth
This shows Atticus’s ambition because he knows what the outcome of the case will be. He also realizes the backlash we will receive from the community and the blow that his reputation will be but he doesn’t care because he believes that every man deserves a chance no
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
others still follow and have the same vices. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel that has influenced many minds by the pages that contain a lesson filled story. It is about two young children who experience many unfortunate events in which occurs in every other person’s lives today. There are multiple characters in this story that are known to be “mockingbirds” due to their sense of purity. To kill a mockingbird is to abolish its innocence.
Many people are aware that Lee teaches this lesson when she describes how the white people of Maycomb treat African Americans. But she also addresses prejudice of several different kinds of outsiders as well. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader finds a common lesson, to treat everyone with respect, and not let themselves be blinded by prejudice against outsiders such as Maycomb residents did with Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond, and the Cunninghams. Boo Radley, a social outcast in Maycomb's society, is subjected to prejudice throughout the book because he broke social
One of the most courageous acts comes from the narrator’s father, Atticus Finch. A single parent and a lawyer, Atticus defends a black man in court in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama where such a thing is unheard of. The citizens of Maycomb disagree with his choice to help a negro and many look down upon him for it. Atticus knew that when he took the case he wasn’t just going against Bob Ewell, but also the men and women who automatically take a white person’s word over a black person’s. By taking the trial he put the fear of disapproval behind him in order to tell the truth.
In his diary entry, Steve uses the word ‘real’ because he wants people to see the non-superficial side of him. Steve desires people to not ask him or see him, but look into his heart. His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom.
The evidence boils down to you-did-I-didn 't. The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word against the Ewells, '" Atticus solemnly explains this to his brother. First of all, Atticus demonstrates courage when he undertakes the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. Atticus knows he won 't win the case and like Mrs. Dubose in her battle against morphine, he is "licked" before he begins. Nevertheless, Atticus knows that Tom is innocent and that he must fight for him, since no one else will.
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. For example, on page 39, while talking to Scout, Atticus says, “...you never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”, (Lee, 39).