How would it feel to be tried and convicted for a crime that was misunderstood by just someone’s own skin tone? Well that happened to Tom Robinson. Why talk about this? Well it all ties into the book itself. In one of the plot lines.
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
Chapter 03: Summary and Analysis The novel is divided into two parts where the first part has eleven chapters and the second half has 20 chapters. Introduction to the Story The story started with a childhood incident of Jem, the brother of Scout. The scout narrates that the elbow of the Jem badly got hurt when he was 13th and it was a frightening incident for him.
In the knothole, some treasures that the children find include a knife, a watch, and a ball of grey twine. Scout believes that the person who are leaving these items around is Mr. Avery. The next day, the children sees that the knothole is now filled with cement. Mr. Nathan Radley most likely said this to the kids to keep them away from his yard. The night of the fire, Scout was covered by a blanket by Boo Radley.
What is courage? A man named Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama, is appointed to defend an African American man by the name of Tom Robinson who is accused of raping a white woman in the rural south. He willingly takes the offer. Jem Finch defends his sister after a pageant from Bob Ewell. Bob breaks his arm and Scout gets away.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Written by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because he is someone who strongly believes in Justice/equal rights. Which is shown when Mr. Heck Tate shows up at Atticus’s door, Scout tells Atticus about how people think he’s wrong and, when Atticus talks about “Maycomb’s disease.” For my first piece of evidence, Atticus is telling Mr. Link Deas about the Tom Robinson case. “Link that boy might go to the chair, but he’s not going till the truth’s told.” Atticus’s voice was even.
Paragraph #3 Furthermore, the most reoccurring character trait that Atticus portrays is empathy. For instance, Atticus shows Scout how he understands and share the feeling of others when Scout had trouble adapted to a new teacher in Maycomb. Atticus shows empathy towards Radley family because he understands that rumors relating to the Radley family causes the family a great deal of trouble and unwanted attention from curious youngsters such as Jem, Dill, and Scout. An instance in the novel when Atticus showed empathy towards the Radleys is on page 65 “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man.” Atticus says this quote to Jem when he was trying to get Boo Radley outside.
In To Kill A Mockingbird novel, Scout learns what does courage mean. When Atticus signs to speak for Tom Robinson, both Scout and Jem acted peacefully with racial invectives and offensive slurs by the townspeople. As mentioned before, Atticus teaches Scout that doing the right thing does not always mean going along with everyone else. Furthermore, Atticus tries to teach Scout how important it is to look at things from the other person's perspective . As the novel starts to end , Scout is able put herself in Boo Radley's shoes, the person she is scared of the most throughout the novel.
To Kill a Mockingbird took place in a small town in Alabama, Maycomb. It is a story about a white lawyer defending an African American who was accused of raping. It is also a story about the courage. After Mrs. Dubose passed away, Atticus told Jem what she did is the real courage. However, not only Mrs. Dubose but also Atticus himself showed the true meaning of courage to us.
The 1930s were a time of controversy, housing the great depression and after the civil war, it was a breeding ground for racism. Set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, Jem and Scout, children of Atticus Finch become enthralled by the mysteries and horrors that surround Boo Radley. Atticus, a lawyer then begins to defend a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman. It is through this that Jem and Scout begin to learn the true atrocities that mankind commits. However with Atticus's guidance they also learn the meanings of empathy and compassion.
“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other” (Lee 304). This quote is one of the most significant ones in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird because it is referring to the human race and how we are all practically the same, and yet people persecute one another because of racism. In the town of Maycomb, Alabama, one thing most people have in common is racism.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the character Atticus is smart and wise and gives many pieces of advice to his children. One of the pieces of advice is “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (Lee 101). This applies to when Atticus decides to defend Tom Robinson in court even though he knows that they won’t win. Although Tom is innocent, and there is no evidence that he is guilty, he is still proclaimed as guilty by the jury. In spite of his efforts being in vain, it makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch, father of Scout is a character with great morals. A great example would be Atticus being chosen to represent Tom Robinson, a young African American man. Atticus also reminds his children to never judge anyone until they have lived in their skin. Lastly, he prepared his children for the future instead of covering their eyes leaving them blind to the real world.
Imagine knowing the evils of the world before age ten and having a full idea of how cruel people can be at such a young age. With the help of parents, kids grow and understand the world. Youngsters can see what humans are on the inside. and with knowledge from caretakers, they comprehend the wicked. Harper Lee’s