Tom is a generous man doing things like spending time with Mayella to help her around the house, he shows respect when he made sure that when Mayella kissed him to not push or hurt her and finally kind-hearted because he did not ask for money every time he helped, just doing it because she seemed lonely and the kindness in him. Tom is a generous man showing this in his testimony of all the times he helps Mayella with the chores and helping where ever he can even though his family waiting for him at home. “...One day she asked me to come inside the fence and bust up a chiffarobe for her”(191) later Judge Taylor asking “ Did you ever go on the place again?” Tom answering “ Yes suh.” with Judge Taylor “When?” and finally Tom saying “Well, I went lots of time”(191) further on Tom saying “ She’d call me in, suh. Seemed like every time I passed by yonder she’d have some little somethin’ for me to do-choppin’ kindlin’, totin’ water for her…” (191) And finally he’s also respectful cause Tom says “ She reached up an’ kissed me ‘side of th’ face.” (194) Later also saying “I didn’t wanta push her or nothin’.” (195) showing his respect trying not to push her to hurt her cause that would one be bad since he is black but he is still quite the gentlemen. And finally, he is kind-hearted showing it when he doesn’t ask or accept any money
The name of my book is, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The book To Kill A Mockingbird is basically a story that talks about a mystery that nobody has solved. In addition the two main characters Jem and Scout, start to learn more and more of their dad, after he has to shoot a mad dog (which is generally like a posionsons snake to us). As Atticus (Jem & Scouts dad), starts to reveal more about himself he city starts to slowly fall apart. Paragraph 2 Setting Analysis: The story takes place in a small town called Maycomb.
Tim had stopped just in front of the Radleys' gate, and Sheriff Heck Tate handed his rifle to Atticus, stating along the lines of Atticus must kill the dog in one shot because he can not shoot very well and if he does not kill the dog with one bullet the dog will enter into Radley’s house! Atticus takes the shot with success. Later, Miss Maudie helps Scout that her father has always been very talented and skilled at sharpshooter but gave it all up when he realized shooting has given him an unfair advantage above many living things. In other words, Atticus found it extremely difficulty to kill innocent beings. Atticus shown an enormous amount of courage as well as heroism by dismissing his principles in order to save his county from Tim Johnson by killing him with a single shot.
“The rifle cracked, Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over, and crumpled on the sidewalk in a brown and white heap”-pg 126. First of all, this quote displays heroism because instead of attempting to run away and hide, Atticus decided to defend the town from the mad dog. Words that show heroism are, “The rifle cracked”, Atticus was willing to shoot a gun even though he hadn’t fired one in years. Additionally, he was courageous enough to prioritize the needs of others instead of his own. If Atticus were to have had missed any of his fired shots, the consequence could’ve been dire.
The novel takes place in the fictional southern town of Maycomb Alabama. It 's a time of racial unrest. Most of the people in the town are prejudice against blacks. A conflict occurs when an innocent man named Tom Robinson is accused of a crime. Atticus, Toms lawyer, and the father of the young girl named Scout, is pressured not to defend him.
I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it 's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn 't hurt you." (124) In this, Atticus explains to Scout that he is defending Tom because he wants to and he is not ashamed of it or what anybody thinks. When no one would stand in Tom’s corner, Atticus was more than willing since it was the right thing to do.
Perhaps the most compelling evidence of the mockingbird 's symbol of innocence is the character of Tom Robinson. Tom is a young, married black man who lives in Maycomb. During the book, the people of Maycomb convict Tom of a crime he did not commit, eventually leading to his demise. In reality, his only crime, as Atticus Finch, Scout 's father says, was having, “the unmitigated temerity to ‘feel sorry’ for a white woman.” The woman mentioned is Mayella Ewell, a young poor woman abused by her father. As Tom feels empathy for her situation, he does little chores for her.
The people of Maycomb are ignorant when it comes to race, and the Finch children are innocent and do not know what’s really involved with the case taken up by their father. In the beginning of the book, the children are fixated and intrigued by Boo Radley. He remains mysterious to the town of Maycomb, and they go around to all their neighbours to gather gossip and stories. Throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” there are many different ways and times the contrast between knowing and not knowing appears. In the beginning of the story, the children are obsessed with the mystery of Boo Radley, their neighbour who never leaves his house.
Although Jews were considered worthless and treated like slaves during the holocaust, he was kind and gentle to all his employees. He kept what was going on outside a mystery to them, in hopes that they would not live in fear. The work they did paid well, and was one of the very few places Jews could actually receive enough food to eat and a stable roof over their head. All the Jews in the factory were recorded as essential for the production of war products. Elderly men and women were recorded as young and healthy, children were recorded as adults, and disabled were recorded good as new.
While his family lives in wealth, Pilate does only own the bare essentials. However, her home is a welcoming place, a place where Milkman immediately feels at home. In this home, loathed by Macon, Milkman finds peace and freedom. As a parental guide, Milkman experiences a different love than at home. “Not that Pilate or Reba felt the possessive love for him that his mother did, but they had accepted him without questions and with all the ease in the world.