Throughout the novel, Atticus clearly lives his life in a very discerning, upstanding and peaceful manor. Despite those who stand firm in their unjust and biased beliefs in Maycomb, Atticus never doubts standing up for what is right, even if it means he could be mocked. Many times, Atticus proves himself worthy of being called a discerning person. When in court, Atticus questions Mayella in a way that one might call odd for a rape investigation while really, it reflects his true discernment. Like Scout concludes, “Surely but slowly I began to see the pattern of Atticus’s questions: from questions that Mr. Gilmer did not deem sufficiently irrelevant or
To conclude this is the BEST book I have ever read! “Cruelty isn't a personality trait. Cruelty is a habit.” The 5th Wave is one of the best books I have ever read! It sends a powerful message to many people to never stop believing in yourself. Always have courage even when times are tough.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
Both Atticus Finch and Troy Maxson complete the role as a breadwinner; Troy works in a sanitation department and Atticus is a lawyer, though, they do differ in their manners of taking care of and raising their family. This quotation of Atticus is a crucial piece of moral advice that governs Scout’s development throughout the rest of the novel. It gives us insight on the sole principal in which Atticus lives his life, and with every opportunity, he willingly preaches it onto his children so that they grow up to become people who are not affected by racial prejudice. In the first quotation, the simplicity of it represents the uncomplicated manner in which Atticus guides himself. What furthers the success of his fulfilling of a father is the way he words this principle; Atticus knows that if he uses words or sentences which are too complicated, Scout will not understand, therefore, will not be able to live by this principal.
This is a quote from the book that shows the fatherly love for his child, knowing he couldn’t live without him, and always wants to be with him. “I want you to wait here” (132). “I want to go with you” (132). In this quote from the book it is shown that the man wants to go into the house first to make sure no one is in there to hurt them. When, the man has the kid wait outside he is showing that he wants to keep the kid safe.
Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. As said in the book “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
Some of the greatest lessons that I have taken from high school are lessons that have nothing to do with the curriculum. Having the confidence to have a real conversation with adults who have experience living through some of the challenges I am going through has helped me to succeed in tough
But, the writing of the letters seems give a powerful sense that the father does somehow love his child as he asks him to write them. The father knows that he is illiterate and that his child is more literate than he is, making him more capable of writing to his wife. The father also knows that both his wife and child are still connected as they both probably write to each other back and forth, with the mother sending postcards to the child. Therefore, both sides of the communication (mother and father) give the child some sense of security that both parents are still a part of him. In “Persimmons”, the speaker connects with his father upon finding a painting of persimmons that his father had painted.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, mockingbirds symbolize innocence, as they are peaceful, sing beautiful songs and cause no harm. In chapter 10 of the book Harper Lee mentions something that is very eye catching which is “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something.” This caught my eye as that it even mentions that it was the only thing that Atticus ever said was a sin. What made this even more interesting was Miss Maudie’s response to scout asking why it a sin to kill mockingbirds “‘Your father’s right,’ she said. ‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
The father seems to almost be trying to train the persona of the poem to do things exactly as he says. The reason that this has negative effect on the boy is because he does not even realize that his father is not treating him right. Roethke writes, “Still clinging to your shirt” (16). This line shows that the young boy still stayed near his father even though the father was being abusive to him. This just goes to show that the persona of the poem thought that this sort of behavior was normal from a parent.
She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine. This next quote from “If’ says “ If you can trust yourself when all men doubt yourself.” Atticus trust himself to get Tom a fair trial even if he is black, he knew it was going to be hard but he has to do it for himself. Like the quote said though everyone else has no hope that Tom was going to win the trial, but since he trust in Atticus to do the best of his ability to win the trial for him Do you see how it feels like “If” and To Kill A Mockingbird were written by the same person it is crazy how close they are. I am completely certain that she used this poem to develop her characters, who know how many things she used to develop her
He accepts their flaws and embraces them by acknowledging their presence. The biggest thing Atticus did for his kids was letting them be their own person with own ideas. “Well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn’t let you down.”(120) Atticus did not take what everyone is saying to heart, instead he let their words roll off his back. Jem and Scout have not yet learned to do so bt with continued support from Atticus, this goal will easily be reached. Jem and Scouts different, but parallel paths to maturity demonstrate the theme of growing up in