Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world.
Our whole lives growing up we are told to follow the “Golden Rule”. This rule is defined as to treat someone the way you want to be treated. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch a lawyer in a town called Maycomb in Alabama tries his best to be a role model for his two children. In the quiet town of Maycomb Atticus is given the job to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Atticus wants to teach his kids Jem and Scout life lessons at an early age so they grow up as respectable people. Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by the author Harper Lee is about a tired little town in Alabama called Maycomb set back in the 1930’s. Atticus, father of Jem and Scout is the same man on the street than he is at home. He is very respectful and honest. Atticus gets appointed to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man who got accused by Bob Ewell for raping his daughter, Mayella. Even though there are several pieces of evidence that show Tom is innocent Atticus knows he will not win, but that is no reason for him not to try. It makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he believes in the Golden Rule and he has integrity.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem grows from a little boy to an intelligent young man. Throughout the book, he discerns many things that shape his personality. As Jem grows, he learns how bad society is and that not everyone is perfect. Fortunately for Jem, this ends up helping him and he finds out that Atticus is a hero and that he should look up to Atticus. Through Atticus and the trial, Jem loses his innocence by learning about prejudice, bravery, and that the justice system is crippled.
This quote relates to morality because it portrays how society was like several years ago. Morality is the ability to decipher what’s right and wrong to establish the truth. For instance, racism took a huge part in the county as many white citizens bestride over the negroes to show power. During the case with Tom Robinson, Atticus was able to provide substantial evidence to prove that Tom Robinson was not guilty regardless of what the other witnesses had said. However, since the jury consisted primarily of white race, the final verdict was announced as guilty. This shows how even though it was obvious that Tom would’ve won the case, it isn’t fair that they determined this by categorizing their race. It shows morality when Atticus acknowledges the fact that they are living in a racist world where the innocent could potentially be punished for an act that they did not commit to.
President Lincoln’s believed that “all men are created equal”. While Atticus attempted to provide the jurors with a sense of duty and to take the high road, they did not recognize Tom Robinson as an equal in the courts. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus argues against Maycomb’s racial values to defend Tom Robinson through the use of logical reasoning and emotional appeal.
Justice. The dictionary definition of that word is "just behavior or treatment". In the 1960's when "To Kill A Mockingbird" was written blacks were still facing prejudice for being colored, even though the story takes place in the 1930's. They were stereotyped and not given a chance to show who they really were. Some people may think that justice is the same for everyone, in my eyes I think some people are shown more justice than others. We know that in our U.S constitution it says that all men are created equal so I strongly feel that if we all are created equal, shouldn't we get equal justice?I feel the amount of justice you receive is based off of who you are, and by that I mean are you rich or poor, white or black. In the book "To Kill
A place that is quite small and quaint but is home to very large personalities and many people who believe that their ethics and morals are the right ones. Atticus Finch is a character which stands out to most readers, he is an idealistic human he presents to us everything we as humans wish we could do. By showing us that we should tolerate people and show them respect but still make sure we keep our integrity. He does this while facing many of his own ethical dilemmas, such as the case he takes on in part 2 of the book. Tom Robinson’s case is a massive part of the story, Tom Robinson a black man living in a heavily white biased Maycomb County, is charged with allegedly raping Mayella Ewell. Being a lawyer Atticus was taught to, fight for people and to bring justice to the town and to make sure that the right person was convicted. However this proves to be a difficult case for Atticus and he is unsure whether to even take it on at first. He is fully aware that the town which he calls home is mainly populated with whites and at that time a black man’s word meant nothing compared to a white man’s word. “It couldn’t be worse, Jack. The only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word against the
A) What happens in the trial to the characters involved (ie the witnesses, judges, lawyers)?
Atticus stands up for what he believes in in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, even if his opinion is generally disagreed with; which is reflected greatly in his children as they learn to become part of society. He stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson even when the odds are stacked against him, and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose even if she says awful things about him. These actions define Atticus’s character and shape his children into becoming the people they are. Atticus stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose; which influences his children become better people.
One of the issues that is in young scouts life. she doesn 't understand the Capital Punishment towards African Americans.
When asked by his children why he chose to defend Tom Robinson when he knew he would most likely not win. He replied to them that if he hadn't, he wouldn't be able to believe in himself anymore. He chose to defend Tom Robinson because if he did not he would be going against all his personal morals and principles. Atticus tries to make his children realize that it is not because of the person's color that makes them innocent or guilty. Nor is it the economic status of a person that decides the amount of respect deserved by the person in question. He demonstrates this in the courtroom while defending Tom Robinson against Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella.
They find a ball of gray twine, chewing gum, a spelling bee medal and an old pocket watch. Also she thinks that Boo Radley has been leaving the treasures in the tree.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that confidence is shown when one believes in oneself and also trust in others. Social justice requires confidence because even though other races will discriminate against someone, one still has to be confident in themself. The character Atticus Finch demonstrates confidence by showing respect to the African American community even though this wasn’t normal at this time, showing kindness to the lower class families who suffer from poverty, and ignoring the hatred that is shown towards him because of his support to unliked people in his community.
Atticus Finch thinks just like what this quote says. The quote relates to the book, because in Maycomb everything one is separated, from skin color to social class. The book is set in Alabama in the 1930s in a town called Maycomb, where there is a lot of racism and different social standpoints amongst people. The book is set all around a case which involves a black man and a young white women. Atticus tried to make a fair trial for a black man which was probably never done before that case, also at the jail he protected him from other white men, which showed that he cared for him which was also probably never done. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops