The Real Atticus Finch “I want you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you begin but you begin anyways”, Atticus Finch once stated. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus was respected by everyone including the very poor. He functions as the leader and lawyer; he is a person who others turn to in doubt and trouble. He is one of the most respected citizens in the southern town of Maycomb, AL during the Great Depression because of his calm nature, his wisdom and his courage.
Othello’s ability to remain calm and respectful throughout the entire ordeal with Barbantio demonstrates his qualities of being poised and polite. Also, Othello demonstrates a great value towards having good manners such as when how he addresses other powerful political and military figures, “Most potent, grave,
Johnny probably had one of the worst lives of the greasers, yet he still managed to stay optimistic even after being beaten on an almost daily basis. Johnny would also stand up for people even after being isolated for most his life, as shown when Dallas was harassing Cherry and Marcia. Finally the most loyal of them all, even on his deathbed he stuck by his friends and only allowed them to vist and not his horrible mother that ignored him for most his life. After an abusive childhood most people would give up but Johnny cade stood amongst the Greasers with pride, not
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
Westerberg is a very observant man and he appreciated all the good qualities he was able to see in Alex. Westerberg had hired other hitchhikers but he said "they weren 't much good..." It was surprising for him to see someone so young yet with such drive and good morals. Westerberg is a compassionate man.
Dimmesdale’s True Colors Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, also the father of Hester’s child, showed prominent parts of his character throughout the story. The first trait the reader becomes aware of is Dimmesdale’s cowardice. He has no intentions of revealing his sin to the public, due to how highly he is seen in the community’s eyes. Remorse, or guilt, is another term that can be associated with Dimmesdale, growing increasingly more prominent as the novel goes on. Cowardice, a lacking of bravery when facing danger, was a trait that Dimmesdale carried.
George Milton is a small man with deep morals and is one of the most important characters in the novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck. George is a typical lonesome man living in the Great Depression that migrates from ranch to ranch to find a place of work. However, his friendship with Lennie makes him different than the other men. George faces many consequences from befriending Lennie and with his presence, George is unable to maintain a job without having any trouble or messes to clean up. Readers should be more compassionate toward George because of his relationship with Lennie; George sacrifices his personal wants, has to correct Lennie’s mistakes and eventually has to come to terms with the ultimate sacrifice.
With positive results comes negative results, for example, my grandfather was very tough on his kids and grandkids considering his time in the field. If he wasn 't the way he is now he wouldn 't finish his responsibilities as he did and is doing. My grandfather had many responsibilities thrown at him at such a young age, but that didn 't stop him from living his
As a child, Bayard believed his father was a brave, courageous, honest man. Later in his life, Bayard looks back at his idea of acceptance and belief during his childhood; “There is a limit to what a child can accept, assimilate; not to what it can believe because a child can believe anything given time, but to what it can accept a limit on time, at the very time which nourishes the believing of incredible” (66). Bayard understood and believed that murder was wrong, he believed that stealing wrong, but he was unwilling to accept that his own father could have done such unhonorable acts. Instead, he twists his own experience and only accepts slivers of data in order to protect the image of his father. The “ limit to what a child can accept” impacts the evidence Bayard acquired by observations and stories of his father.
My Great Uncle Bobby’s current state of imprisonment might make him a bad candidate for the role, but he actually inspires me very much. His words of wisdom have encouraged me to go for my goals and chase my dreams. He regrets the mistakes he made in his life, even if it is too late to correct them. My uncle remains positive despite his previous bad decisions and luck. He is the reason I will never do drugs or give up in life.
As I read To Kill a Mockingbird I couldn’t help but notice the similarities of Atticus Finch and my pastor, Scott Bollinger. I wanted to experience how it felt to be in Atticus’s skin. I feel that Pastor Scott portraits similar characteristics to Atticus. Both Atticus and Scott seem very humble, soft spoken, display a calm demeanor, and turned the other cheek to avoid quarrels. These men respect everyone without reflecting on color, class or gender.