Tom’s case was extremely unfair because the jury was all prejudice people. Atticus shares his morals in the courtroom, You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men” (217). It was clear that the people in the court do know that what Atticus says is true. Atticus was given instruction to be Tom’s lawyer, he truly tried his best to convince the jury that Tom was
The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly. Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered facilities; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone on him out of poor Becky’s eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings” (page 127). This is an example of how he treats Becky better and how he earned her admiration by taking her punishment for tearing the teacher’s book. Tom wouldn’t have done that at the beginning of the book when they fight and that shows a gradual change taking place. His braveness and chivalry, however, represents a more mature version of the meaning of concern for others and helping them out when Tom refuses to give up looking for the way out of the cave.
Since the children are rarely chastised, they don’t show respect for their parents because they infrequently get in trouble for their actions. In addition, when George started to turn off all of the technology sources throughout the house, Peter and Wendy begged their mother to let them have a couple more minutes in the nursery. She reported back to George and he said, “’All right—alright, if they’ll shut up. One minute mind you and then off forever’” (16).
The mistakes Scout makes on her first day of school are, telling her her teacher that she can read and write, and trying to explain to her teacher why Walter wouldn’t take the money. The professional people are poor in Maycomb because no one pays them in money, instead they pay them with something else such as food. WPA means Workers Progress Administration, Mr. Cunningham won’t work for it because if he does then the land he lives on will go to waste.
When Jem cries at Tom Robinson’s trial, he is exemplifying that he is understanding what is going on in the adult world around him. Jem was compelled to cry because he understood that the jury’s verdict was unfair and that they determined Tom guilty because he was black. As he cries he mutters to himself “it’ ain’t right,” as
The teacher, Ms Caroline gave money to Walter Cunningham, which he refused to take the money. Scout tried to explain in to the teacher, but she got a whipping instead. Scout rubbed Walters “nose on the dirt” (Lee) Scout didn’t take responsibility what she did to walter, and embarrassing Ms, Caroline in front of the class, instead she blamed Walter, for embarrassing her in class.
Scout then explains that the Cunninghams are hard workers, they are poor and accept no charity and they can only pay back with hickory nuts and turnip greens. Miss Caroline takes that as an insult towards Walter and punishes her by ordering her to sit in the corner while the other students laugh at her. Scout then pummels Walter to the ground in the playground for embarrassing her in the classroom, but she stopped when Jem pulls her back from Walter. Scout’s father Atticus invites Walter to dinner at the Finch house, and there Scout pulls another disrespectful move on Walter where she explains that he has “ruined” his dinner by pouring all the molasses all over his plate. Calpurnia, Scout’s cook, then calls Scout to the kitchen and says to apologize to Walter and is asked to eat in the kitchen instead of the dinner table as her
Leonie’s abandonment makes Jojo lose his respect towards her as he stops her calling her mom and starts using her first name. When using her first name, Jojo creates this distance between them and they lose the special bond created through the use of the word “mom”. The loss of respect and mutual value creates an uneven balance within the family structure that endangers both Leonie and Jojo. Leonie’s inability to care for her children, places the children in ultimate physical danger aside from racial prejudice from society who do not accept them for their mixed skin. Jojo’s most dangerous moment comes when a police officer detains Leonie’s car and he ends up with gun pointed to his head in result of Leonie’s selfish behavior.
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world.
But she said he took advantage of her, and when she stood up, she looked at him as if he were dirt beneath her feet.” This shows that in that town and age, many people were rude and took advantage of people in order to get a step ahead. According to a resource from cliffnotes.com, it states “Atticus believes in justice and the justice system. He doesn 't like criminal law, yet he accepts the appointment to Tom Robinson 's case. He knows before he begins that he 's going to lose this case, but that doesn 't stop him from giving Tom the strongest defense he possibly can.”
The role of the government is to keep everyone and everything in line. The government should have a sentencing reform because with the system we have now it 's just making things worse. Some people are being placed in jail because of their color when there are real criminals that are set free when they really did do something wrong like murdering someone. The government should have a sentencing reform because the system now is just making things worse. To begin with, The government should have a sentencing reform because the system now is just making things worse.
By doing this, Calpurnia ignored the social class order for she believes that ‘guests no matter who they are must be treated well’. On the other hand, when Scout wants to invite Walter Cunningham over a second time under Aunt Alexandra’s supervision, Aunt Alexandra makes it very clear that it would be an inappropriate invitation because according to the social order of Maycomb, ‘he is trash’. By Calpurnia allowing Walter to visit and Aunt Alexandra forbidding Walter to visit, the social prejudice system is made obvious. Calpurnia also allows Scout to wear overalls whereas Aunt Alexandra encourages Scout to wear dresses as it is more ladylike. This is once again an example of how these two women are involved in social prejudice; Calpurnia is trying to do what is best for the children when Aunt Alexandra is only trying to obey the social class order.
The school board tried to talk the incident out of what really happened, so that they can win the school budget election, but it failed. Both Philip and Miss Narwin faces major issues, Miss Narwin was asked to take a leave of absences even when a lot of people are giving her hate mails and Philip becomes stressed with his peers disapproving him. In the end, Miss Narwin resigns teaching and Philip switches to a new school where singing the anthem was allowed and in his response he said he didn’t know the
Uncle Jake later regrets punishing Scout because she never told her side of the story. 6. Calpurnia scolds Scout for questioning Walter 's eating habits. 7. Miss Caroline told scout to stop reading with her father.