When Atticus takes on Tom Robinson’s case he knows that Maycomb will be nasty to him and his kids. He says,“I just hope for Jem and Scout to come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town” (Lee 117). Atticus wants his kids to come talk to him if they have any questions about the trial. He teaches them to be independent so they do not buy in to the towns prejudice against Tom. Atticus trusts that his children will not lose their heard when someone says bad things about him representing Tom.
First, Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them things to help them learn and understand. He teaches them how to be adults and be respectful. Atticus lets Jem and Scout be children but they know when to act poise. Atticus says "This time we aren't fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home."
Atwood reveals this when Offred is at the gynecologist and he offers to impregnate her, then she remembers her husband Luke and says no (61). Morals and values help you know what is right and wrong, which helps build character. Remembering the values you were taught as a child will help you make better decisions as an adult because those morals have been instilled in you for your whole life. For example, if you are raised with the moral of being honest and telling the truth, then that will benefit your life because people will respect you for being honest. Remembering your values is helpful in situations where good morals are needed, such as helping others, because when you help others, you also feel good.
In Harper Lee’s, To kill a Mockingbird, through the lessons that Atticus gives to his children, Jem and Scout, we see that moral education is very important because it allows the characters to go through the process of trial and error which helps them fully develop and change for the better. Scout learns in her father’s lessons on moral education, how the importance of tolerance is needed if you
Twain claims that satire, “ involves the mocking of human behavior and social interaction to form a point.” In other words, satire mocks how someone behaves socially to prove an idea. Twain mocks advice that adults give youth along with the idea of it in his piece “Advice to Youth.” The advice that Twain gives are words that are typically said to youth but explained it in a creative way. For example, one piece of advice he gives to youth is, “Be respectful to your superiors,- if a person offends you, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brink.” Growing up youth constantly hear is to always respect parents and strangers, but what do you when they don’t respect you? What is an acceptable act an extreme
Truthfully, society would become so much better if people could forgive and forget, “Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,// Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating.” One of the famous quotes of the book is Atticus telling his children to take a moment and try to understand someone and their points of view before acting to prevent regret and disrespect. Atticus had a way of brushing off both success and failure so he could remain true and always remain the man his children looked up to and knew him as. His ability to remain humble and kind sets him apart from nearly
The way people perceive them is extremely important to a middle schooler. In Gary Soto’s “La Bamba” he uses characterization, symbols, and conflict (man v. man/man v. self/ man v. nature) to represent the theme: One does not have to constantly worry about how people perceive them self; one is great the way they are. First, the characterization in “La Bamba” supports the overarching theme. In fact, Manuel constantly worries about his appearance in aspirations of gaining acceptance from students and adults. Soto explains, “How do I look?” Manuel asked.
Atticus’s different parenting techniques are due to his omniscient knowledge and wisdom of children’s thoughts and actions. This allows him to raise his kids in a way he seems best fit. They are raised almost in a way that mentally prepares them for their future life and surviving life through the time of the trial. In a way to teach them to understand people and be wise themselves. Atticus also shows great wisdom by teaching Scout about the concept of empathy.
These are three of the many benefits free schools have. The students enjoy learning because what they learn are the things they are interested in. Individualism is also given a huge importance. Finally, the students are given a chance to explore the significance of their voice and that their thoughts matter. Free schools are unconventional but they sure have advantages that help the students become life-long
Atticus needs to help Scout and Jem understand that some people are good and some people are evil. Prior to this, Scout and Jem had the perspective of adolescent innocence which they assumed all people were good since they had never experienced evil before. Atticus believes and teaches his children that people are commonly both good and evil, but the good usually comes through. This lesson is a very meaningful lesson to learn and is conveyed through the novel for the readers to take in. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is very popular among American high school required reading lists because the coexistence of good and evil is a lesson that everyone should learn.