Some were more obvious than others but even the small ones had great impact on the story. Mrs. Dubose fought for herself, to control her addiction before her death. Boo Radley fought for Jem and Scout, he showed them kindness and protection even though he was trapped as well. Lastly, Atticus Finch, he fought for justice despite knowing he had no chance of winning, he still gave it his all and didn’t submit to the crushing judgement of his peers. Every person has the ability to show courage it just takes strength to be able to do so.
With this in mind, john proctor was not a loyal man towards his family. It was not right for proctor to turn on his wife Elizabeth just for the little bit of lust he was wanting at the moment. Despite his past Proctor did well in the end and admitted to his mistakes. ' 'And there 's your first marvel that I can. ' ' Proctor 1146.John Proctor is a courageous person he accepted his path and made his ending right with his wife and family but still served his consequences in the end.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
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.
It prevents people from completing tasks in life or doing what they want to do because they are shut down just because they are different from others. Through the examination of Lennie and Crooks’ characters from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, discrimination and racism negatively affect their lives, ultimately tearing them from their dreams. Crooks, an African-American man, is one of the few that have had his dreams ruined by racism. He is suppressed by the people of his country for simply being different. In a conversation he has with Lennie, Crooks explains, “‘There wasn 't another colored family for miles around.
Whilst trying to prove Abigail and the other girls were pretending, John confesses, “I have known her [Abigail], sir” (3.110). The fact that he is willing to confess such a heavy sin for this purpose is a huge deal. He willingly, albeit reluctantly, soils his name and reputation to bring the truth to light. In the end, Proctor refuses to give a false confession that would condemn the others who were falsely accused. He decided what he felt was right and refused to stray from it.
As he begins the experiment, he questions his identity during his transition from a white man to a black man and acknowledges this change in identity in the lines: “I had expected to see myself disguised, but this was something else. I was imprisoned in the flesh of an utter stranger, an unsympathetic one with whom I felt no kinship. All traces of the John Griffin I had been were wiped
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch employs pathos and diction in his closing argument to the jury and the people of Maycomb in order to persuade them to see beyond their prejudice and free Tom Robinson. Atticus informs the jury about the evil assumptions that society makes about Negroes. Pathos is used to persuade the jury when Atticus says, “Some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men” (Lee 273). In saying this, Atticus tries to convince the audience and jury that everyone is capable of making mistakes, and differences in appearance does not mean that groups of people are superior to others.
Moral reasoning is perhaps one of the most fundamental and universal values in society. Our reaoning concerning our interactions with others defines our character. Morality is, and has always been, an important recurring theme in literature, to which To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is no exception to. In fact, morality is arguably the most important theme in the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird, is a novel that explores morality through racial prejudice in the 1930s in the eyes of a young girl named Scout Finch.
Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior (Oxford Dictionary). Many popular novels have tried to recognize prejudice and how is was wrong to discriminate colored people. Racism didn’t just stop after one generation, but continued on for a long time. Both To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Help by Kathryn Stockett show how racism was taught down generations in the South during the 1900s. In To Kill A Mockingbird main characters Jem and Scout were left confused when Tom Robinson was convicted for a crime he clearly didn’t commit.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the literary elements mood and imagery to teach her audience about doing the right thing or moral courage. Using mood, Lee creates an atmosphere of tension, surprise, and sadness in the novel. For example, Atticus one of the main characters in the novel is asked to shoot and kill a rabid dog. This event in the novel is
He explains that although he shouldn’t be defending him, he does it for Scout and Jem. His main reason to defend him is because he wants to prove his role as a lawyer and as a father. He says, “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100) to Scout because if he doesn’t stay loyal and respectful as a lawyer, he can’t display a good role model for her and Jem. Atticus is a honorable lawyer and father who stays true to his duties no matter what they are. Mrs. Dubose presents bravery for living through a disease.
Harrison may be a hero to some and may not be to others because everyone has a different point of view and witness the situation from different positions. However, in my point of view, he is a hero because he had an effort, was brave, and his goal was heroic. In most societies what he did would make him a hero. In the story, all people were facing the same law. They (including George and Hazel) had an instinct that it was wrong, but no one was willing to break out of it.