To Kill a Mockingbird shows the theme of marginalization where Tom Robinson, an African American (like of Mice and Men) is being accused of a rape that he did not commit. He is then convicted of this crime by a white jury with little substantial evidence. Because of his conviction, his life is shortened by him having been shot by white supremacists. A quote from the film states “quote”. From this quote it shows how Atticus (the lawyer defending Tom) points out how the evidence is inconclusive and how a white man would not be charged with this type of crime with the evidence given.
Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235). Atticus always attempts to place himself in other people’s places in order to give everyone a chance of being understood.
This essay will explain Atticus's strengths and weaknesses in To Kill a Mockingbird. I believe that Atticus’s best strength is being an excellent father to his two kids Jem and Scout. Atticus helps his kid with important life lessons. He told his kids the truth instead of avoiding their questions or lying to them like what most parent would do if something bad happens. One example of this is when Tom Robinson had died in prison.
Atticus’ courage is shown in multiple ways through his court actions and his stand against racial discrimination. For instance, as a lawyer, Atticus defends the innocent, despite controversial thoughts of others, this is proven true in the Tom Robinson court case. During this discriminative period, most African Americans brought to court for an accused crime were deemed guilty, despite the clear evidence that proved their innocence. When Jem thought Atticus’ defense of Tom will bring Tom to justice, Reverend Sykes said: “I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man”(Lee 279). This proves Atticus’ courage because he chose to fight for a colored man to prove that he is not guilty of an alleged crime, despite knowing the usual outcome of the case and the disapproval he will receive from others.
To commence, characters such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were key elements in helping to exhibit the theme of the novel. The novel focuses around a rape trial, Tom Robinson being accused of raping a 19 year-old woman named Mayella Ewell. Tom being innocent isn’t even taken into consideration due to the fact that he’s a black man. Atticus Finch, a respected local lawyer takes on the case trying to make the jury look past the fact that Tom is black. To bespeak, Atticus states the following, directing it to the jury, “You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women- black or white.
The amazing book winner of the pulitzer prize To Kill A Mockingbird by, Harper lee a wonderful novel. Atticus is a father of jem and scout while they all live in the small town of Maycomb. It makes sense for Atticus a lawyer to take a stand for a local black man accused of rapeing a white woman, Tom Robinson and his trial/case because, Atticus shows a lot of integrity and being the strong willed person that he is. The first reason for atticus to take a stand for Tom is because he possesses integrity. Atticus always accepted what came to him no matter the consequences or outcome.He did not complain about what happen with the court case and trial.He never backed down or changed his mind when heck tate and a mob came to his house threatening
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel which takes place during the Great Depression, and if that isn’t bad enough, what’s worse is the amount of prejudice and injustice the Finch family will endure. Through the courage of the father, Atticus, and the teachings of the nanny, Calpurnia, Jem and Scout are able to fight this prejudice and injustice. Yet Scout is actually very young, the amount of knowledge that she has obtained from people around her about the poverty and racial differences has matured her emotionally and mentally. Atticus proves to be a truly important character in the novel. He teaches his children to accept others no matter how they seem.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has a theme of change of perspective develops through characterization using point of views from the Finch family. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in the 1930 's during the Great Depression and focuses on the Finch family as they learn lessons, witness a trial that creates understanding and confusion, and the Finch children growing up. The Finch children, Jem and Scout, are growing up during the Great Depression and have certain views of the world. Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, no older than 6, and doesn 't always have a complete understanding of the way people do things. Walter Cunningham is over at the Finch household enjoying a dinner, Scout tries to comment on his eating, but Calpurnia has a
This is a quote from the trial of Tom Robinson. It is said to Jem by Reverend Sykes: “Now don’t you be so confident, Mr. Jem, I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man…” (Lee 179). This quote shows disparities within the court system based on race. Reverend Sykes knew that Tom would lose simply because of his being a black man being accused by a white man. Institutional discrimination as a term explores both implicit bias and systemic disparities (this is not to say “the system” is wholly at fault.
Throughout the novel To Kill a MockingBird Atticus proves his greatness as a father by teaching his children life lessons through everyday actions. In the novel, Scout and Jem go through many rocky bumps in their life, and with Atticus they receive a stable role model to lead them through harder times. Atticus being a lawyer could have made him into a very serious busy man who could have paid little to no attention to his young children. But being a lawyer helped mold Atticus and his children into well rounded and educated people. By the end of the novel Atticus has changed his children into disciplined and reasonable human beings.
Family is Forever “I don’t want to lose him [Jem] and Scout, because they’re all I’ve got” (Lee 366). -Atticus Finch Atticus is the father figure for his kids, Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The Finch family lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The kids spend much of their time playing with their gregarious neighbor, Dill, and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor Boo Radley. When their father, Atticus, who is a widowed man and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges against a white girl, he is a detriment.
He stands up for what’s right, and for what he believes in no matter what other people think. Atticus is the lawyer for Tom Robinson, the man falsely accused of raping a white girl. Atticus teaches Jem and Scout, that just because a man is black he is not a bad person. He teaches them not to judge a person by the color of their skin.
Tom Robinson is in court because he is accused of raping Bob Ewell 's daughter. Tom is a black man and during that time they were still being discriminated and being treated unfairly. Bob is a white man and when a white man accuses a black man of anything the white man is the outcome is usually in the white man 's favor. In the courthouse Atticus was trying to defend Tom Robinson, he uses an allusion and says, "But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal--there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein..." (210). Atticus alludes the jury to two of the most famous men in the era.
“Stability is Possible” In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, Christopher John Francis Boone is introduced as a character with Asperger’s. His main caretakers are his father, Ed, and his mother, Judy. Christopher’s relationships with his parents are clearly dysfunctional at the beginning of the book but towards the novel’s end we see Judy and Ed’s love for their son push them to want to overcome the mistakes they have all made, leading the Boone family to eventual stability. When a situation is difficult, Ed and Judy both react in a way that creates dysfunctional relationships with their son. When Christopher finds out that his father was actually the one who had killed Wellington, the trust he puts in Ed is truly