Atticus allows his children to go downtown by themselves or to the colored people’s church. He also lets Scout wear overalls which many ladies disapprove of. What can be seen as lenient is Atticus instilling trust and independence in Jem and Scout. Independence and trust are important for his children to learn as the trial approaches. When Atticus takes on Tom Robinson’s case he knows that Maycomb will be nasty to him and his kids.
This causes Atticus to gain respect throughout the town of Maycomb, by both black and white residents, before and after Tom Robinson’s trial takes place. To begin with, the white people in Maycomb respect Atticus because of his dedication and commitment. Correspondingly, Jem is reading the paper one morning when Scout comes up behind him to see if there is anything interesting. “We were surprised one morning to see a cartoon in the Montgomery Advertiser above the caption, ‘Maycomb’s Finch.’ It showed Atticus barefooted and in short pants, chained to a desk: he was diligently writing on a slate while some frivolous-looking girls yelled, ‘Yoo-hoo!’ at him. ‘That’s a compliment,’ explained Jem.
But in all reality someone was keeping Boo in that house and didn’t want him talking to anyone outside of the walls in his house. Scout didn’t think this and that shows her immaturity. Scout starts to get bullied at school because of the Tom Robinson trial and everyone is saying bad things about her dad right to her face and she feels like she has to protect him by fighting everyone that says anything. Atticus explains everything to her ands even though he is getting all this negativity out towards him he has to keep fighting even though he probably won’t win. In chapter 9 Atticus says, “simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” After this
Despite race discrimination around the world, there are still people who overcome and persevere through these challenges - often at great risk to themselves. During the 1930s, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a small town called Maycomb held a trial against an innocent African American man accused of raping a Caucasian woman. The reader experiences life in Maycomb through the eyes of ten year old girl name Jean-Louise Finch, Scout. In this case, Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, was assigned to be the lawyer for the accused, Tom Robinson. However, Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom even if his own life is at risk.
Atticus Finch,the father of Jem and Scout teach his children the importance of empathy and how you can never truly understand someone until you put yourself in their shoes. Atticus explains to Scout it is important to think about her relationship with others before she lets her emotions take over her thoughts. When Calpurnia disciplined Scout for acting disrespectful to their guests, Scout tried to convince Atticus how she thinks he should get rid of Calpurnia and how she is no help. Scout kept ranting on how she hated Calpurnia. Atticus then says “ We couldn't operate a day without Cal, have you ever truly thought about that?
When speaking to Scout, Atticus explains an important message to her, especially fitting considering the way most Maycombians think. In Ch.3 Atticus says ”You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb into
Atticus being familiar to the kind of people in Maycomb, he had a good feeling that he was going to lose the trial. “Despite the danger of a mob of men coming to lynch Tom, Atticus sits outside the jailhouse with nothing but a lamp” (Text 2). Atticus put himself in serious danger by standing up to these angry men wanting to hurt Tom. Later Scout and Jem arrive and this puts them in danger as well. “He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2).
When Atticus explains to Jem about his decision to walk away from a fight, Atticus asks Jem to consider how Bob Ewell felt after the trial. In the Quote, Atticus is asking Jem to walk in Bob Ewell’s shoes so he can then get an understanding of why Atticus backed down and why Bob Spit in Atticus’s face. Jem found out what it's like to be in someone else's shoes, also why Atticus walked away from Bob Ewell. Jem also realised how much more respect the Black people have for Atticus when he just walked away from Bob Ewell in front of the Black
An initial example of this is when Bob Ewell confronts Atticus at the Robinson property, calling him a, “Nigger lover,” and spitting in his face. The close-up of Atticus’s face demonstrates that his is clearly disgusted but, to protect his children, Atticus does not react but walks away. The juxtaposition of the composed and gentlemanly Atticus Finch and the drunkenly Bob Ewell, in a following mid-shot, portrays Atticus’s higher moral ground to the audience. The most obvious portrayal of the hardships faced by Atticus and his family is displayed when Jem and Scout are assaulted by Bob Ewell with a knife. The scene is filmed with numerous close-ups of Scout’s terrified face, forcing the responder to comprehend the abhorrent nature and cowardice of the attack.
His children are the two sides of his coin, they are strong and they are passionate, with these two traits, Atticus moves the entire town of Maycomb forward. Morality alone achieves nothing, strength the same, but when introduced to a small, backwards town in one body they damage racist ideals beyond repair. Atticus Finch, the leader that the people of Maycomb need to facilitate change, a father to Jem and Jean Louise, and a pragmatically strong person directs the moderates of Maycomb in the direction of integration, love, and