In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own
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.
The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin.
“Life is about using the whole box of crayons”(Rupaul). Some people chose not to acknowledge all of the colors in the box. Tom Robinson, a man of color did not deserve to go to jail for actions he never committed. Robinson was doubted and put down by the rest of his community for the color of his skin. One man, Atticus Finch, had hope for him, this man sacrificed his own life along with his children’s to prove a point.
He had a problem in his brain, and people thought of him as dumb and slow. He didn’t give up, and ran for the first time after seeing his sister run. He proved to everyone: Don’t judge a book by its cover. The second moral Toni Cade Bambara attempted to convey was: Pursue your passion. In the story, Hazel pursued her dream of running and came out on top even thought the competition was tough.
A lesson to be learned is to just tell the truth the first time and if you don’t know who did it then don’t blame someone else. Although Elizabeth and Mary are accused of putting the pin in the poppet, they weren’t even the one that put it in there. Accusing other people of something they didn’t do or in other words witch hunts happened many time in, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Some witch hunts that really stuck out to be was when Abigail and her cousin got accused of drink the blood, when Proctor got accused of having an affair with Abigail, and lastly when Elizabeth and Mary were accused of putting a pin in the poppet.
In the novel, inhumanity is the root of many people’s loneliness and the origin of many children’s loss of innocence. Jem and Scout are taught a very different, and more humane, way of treating people, regardless of how different the person may be, by their father, Atticus. He teaches them that “you never really understand a person… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (P 33). Scout tries to apply this as she struggles to understand the inhumanity she witnesses around her, but is largely unsuccessful until the end of the novel. Only after walking Arthur home on the night Arthur saved her life did she truly understand this; “Atticus was right.
There were several elements of the script that impacted me, but their father’s affair with Sheila is what stood out to me the most. We are able to know his thoughts and feelings throughout the play, and he spends the majority of his time thinking about Sheila rather than his wife and children. The parents do not see the impact they have on their children, who will grow up to reflect their parents in different ways. The father’s affair is not secret, but nobody in the family says it out loud either. The children know, as does their
Heroes are not manipulative, and in the book, The man in the well, the children in the story have the chance to be heroes, but for whatever reason, they don't choose to be heroic. The children instead manipulate the man in the well by lying to him and asking him questions. They lie that there is help on the way, when there isn’t anyone coming to help him. “‘My father said he's coming with the police, and he knows what to do.’ We admired Aaron very much for coming up with this on the spot.”
Then the judges told Elizabeth to come out and admit that her husband John Proctor had indeed committed adultery with Abigail. Because Elizabeth had no talk with John because they had been separated she lied. Elizabeth proclaimed that John was a holy man and had never committed adultery but little did she know that John was hoping that she would tell the truth. She didn't want to tell the truth about John and shame his name due to him having did what he had did.
and he was curious or yearning for a love. This is because, more than likely he knew how his boss was prior because of his role in the community and his boss knowing his parents but never paid it that much attention or cared that much. Also, because he was not just admiring Queenie but he was trying to read a vibe off of her, he took note of certain things regarding her like the fact that she was not wearing any wedding ring or expensive jewelry, the way his boss changed her mood, and many more personal things about her. In all, this quest is important because it caused Sammy to realize things that he
Perspective and beliefs go hand in hand when talking about someone's personal views on society and what is morally right to them. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Lee shows all throughout the novel that someone’s perspective can change in a matter of seconds. When Atticus educates Scout about stepping into someone else's shoes, when Jem is told that Mrs. Dubose was struggling with an addiction, and when Bob Ewell’s credibility was lost after the trial where he was exposed as a liar. All examples are prominent in this novel as well as many others. The very first sense of perspective that we get from Lee is very pronounced.
TKAM Chapters 16-19 Throughout these chapters they mainly focus on the the case with Tom Robinson. Atticus believes that Tom is not guilty and that he should not be punished. Atticus is very smart, because of this he knows how to get information out of people. In hopes of getting the people in the trial believing the same thing he tries to trick people into admitting things.
The Character of Atticus To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a timeless story about the meaning of friendship and the difference of good and bad. The story has lots of great characters that show their moral values but has no greater, morally upstanding character as Atticus Finch, the father of the narrator Scout. He has many great moments showing his true colors, and in the process showing his kids the way to act when everyone and everything is against you. Through-out the book Atticus again and again shows he is a wise and wants to show his kid how to act, and is a smart man that only wants to do good. Atticus shows how wise he is by telling Scout, “You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on multiple significant ideas to highlight the main ideas of the novel. One of great magnitude is explained in chapter three of the novel when author Harper Lee simplifies the importance of being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to view each different perspective. “First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folk. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Be understanding, realize that honest mistakes happen as in the excerpt with Scout and Walter.