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.
In our society, innocent people, known as mockingbirds, experience prejudice in their lives. A/T: In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Background: Tom Robinson is a black person who’s was accused of raping a white girl named Mayella Ewell which he has never done. For this reason, Atticus Finch was appointed to be his lawyer. As a result, Atticus takes a stand for him by approving his case and standing up for him, but Tom was still found guilty.
Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
Morals and values often control one’s choices, and sometimes these decisions affect someone’s entire life. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a prime example of the importance of morals. During the 1930s in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, a non-racist, white lawyer, Atticus Finch, passes on his beliefs to his children, and they use his teachings to overcome challenges in their life. Atticus’s children’s, Jem and Scout, first encounter with an obstacle is when Atticus is tasked with defending an African American in court against a racist man named Bob Ewell that falsely accuses him of raping his daughter.
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win," (Lee 101). In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch stands up for a man named Tom Robinson that was wrongly accused of a crime that he didn 't commit. Atticus wanted to be a role model to the other members of Maycomb County. The Little Rock Nine, The Scottsboro Trial, and Oprah 's Golden Globe Speech also follow the same theme of standing up for others that seem to have lost their voice and for what is right.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
Tim is very similar to Tom Robinson in many ways. The dog had a disease that it was born with and, this lead the dog to not act in his right manner. While Tim was sick, Tom had a useless arm. To add to this, these two beings were also alike in that Atticus had to shoot the dog and defend Tom and he did not really want to do either of them, but was called upon to do so by the county. Also, Scout described the courtroom that Tom was being judged in as the same scene of the deserted street of Tim Johnson (Lee 281).
Another way the two are linked is shown when the mad dog gets shot down by Atticus as he tried to do in the court case with Tom Robinson too. “Tim Johnson was advancing at a snail 's pace, but he was not playing or sniffing at foliage: he seemed dedicated to one course and motivated by an invisible force that was inching him towards us. We could see him shiver like a horse shedding flies; his jaw opened and shut; he was alist, but he was being pulled gradually toward us.” (Lee 126) is Harper Lee’s way of saying that racism is a problem that moves slowly throughout but doesn 't mess around. The invisible force that Lee talks about is the people of Maycomb pushing for racism and since he is a list and making strange random movements, it can be said that the flow of racism throughout the town from person to person is the same
He then wastes no time in finding personal ties to this event through his family, which shortly thereafter, he states his main argument. Although this use of pathos in the opening is quite enticing, Milbank does not support it properly throughout the piece. As mentioned earlier, he states that the fight for apartheid to end, gay to have protected rights, and environmentalism to be more care for are not really powerful movements in society, though as seen in recent years, many people can beg to differ. Of course, if Milbank had made such a statement with sufficient evidence, it might have had a chance to win the reader over; however, he hardly scratches the surface of any possible evidence that could have been used, which makes this statement seem more like a shallow insult than just a simple criticism. Also, this lack of evidence makes the reader question Milbank’s legitimacy pertaining to this issue, as it begs the question: Does Milbank really know how much sacrifice went into these merely “noble” movements?
“ You can kill as many blue jays and robins as your heart desires, but don`t kill a Mockingbird, that is a sin.” - Atticus Finch Pg(93) Through the works of Harper Lee in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, we are introduced to the question, it it worth taking a stand for yourself, and for others. The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” deals with a post reconstruction era in the south, and the effects of racism in the court system, with the main protagonist Scout dealing with the effect of the town lawyer and her father, Atticus dealing with this racism when he is asked to defend an African American man for raping a white woman. Through the actions of Mrs. Dubose, Judge Taylor, Tom Robinson, and Atticus the town lawyer , it is demonstrated that it is worth taking a stand for oneself,and for others as well. It is worth taking a stand for yourself, in fact, it goes against the golden rule which states that doing not doing bad to others is what you should do, because you are giving yourself the hard time, when you know that you have a chance of stopping it, which makes you a bad person.
Lee doesn’t leave the readers to play the guessing game this time on whether he will walk free or be found guilty. This is racist and discriminatory Maycomb, Alabama. The reader is already told he will not walk free. Scout, like the reader, learns that despite every piece of evidence rendering the raping of Ms. Mayella Ewell an impossible happenstance, life is simply just never
Standing Up to the Crowd in The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird “If you want to be a real human being - a real woman, a real man - you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, 'Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action”(Stephane Hessel). The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is from the perspective of a little girl named Scout and it is about her father, Atticus Finch trying to helplessly defend an innocent black man from the racist justice system that was present during the 1930s.
Not only does race divide the town of Maycomb, it also dictates the ways in which characters conduct themselves in relationships. What are the hidden rules of conduct the people of Maycomb follow because of race? How does race structure relationship in term of power,language,and social status. What are the major ethical dilemmas of To Kill A Mockingbird and how do different characters resolve these dilemmas?What ethical system inform their resolution? Lastly, is the author Harper Lee challenging the status quo about race relation through To Kill A Mockingbird.
The n-word can be dated back to the 17th century. Its evolution began as a derogatory word, to now as a "friendly" term, some may say. This common word can be heard in everyday talk, in the media, or in hip-hop music. Although it’s a common word, many people feel uncomfortable with it or say it has a double standard. In the article we discussed in class, I picked up on a few points that stood out to me.
Taylor McAllister Period 3 11.08.16 TKAMB Essay Thesis- Injustice and ignorance can be shown through the narrow-mindedness of people, such as Mayella Ewell, Aunt Alexandria, and the even the town of Maycomb. To kill a Mockingbird shows and depicts many characters and the attitude toward life, Tom Robinson, and the people in the town of Maycomb. Injustice is shown throughout and complimented by that is narrow-mindedness. Some of the characters show that narrow-mindedness and ignorance can take a toll on how maycomb operates.