Through numerous characters we see different morals and ethics that they follow and believe are right. Many people in the story are faced with ethical problems which make them question their morals and the morals of those around them. Maycomb County (the county in which To Kill a Mockingbird is set) is populated with many racial and gender opinionated people, thus it makes it hard for the population of the town to
Additionally, saying that mockingbirds “don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy”, implies that the African Americans are only there to please the white people in Maycomb, a very ecocentric view. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, all the black characters in the book are portrayed as quiet passerby with no backstories or emotions, not taking action about the horrible way they are being
“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
Atticus is known around town as one of the best lawyers. Bob knows this and still lies in front of the court, committing perjury. First, Bob Ewell shows the most courage in the novel because he tried to murder
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.
To Kill a Mockingbird has many themes that can affect and relate to any readers. Although the novel is around sixty years old, its important messages still impact readers today. The novel is based on the childhood memories of Harper Lee, the author, during the times of the Civil Rights. In To Kill a Mockingbird the main characters Scout, Jem, and Atticus are greatly affected by the racism going on around them and it shapes them to go against society 's norm, while also informing and inspiring all readers in a variety of ways. First, To Kill a Mockingbird is an informational novel, that could not had been so accurately written if the author, Harper Lee have not lived through those times herself.
Atticus trusts that his children will not lose their heard when someone says bad things about him representing Tom. This makes Atticus a great father because he has taught his children to stand on their own feet and form their own opinion. Other children in Maycomb do not know how to form different opinions from their parents while Scout and Jem are not afraid to disagree with others. Overall, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee might make a few mistakes, but overall is an amazing father. He is an amazing father because he teaches his children to respect everyone, treats them as equals, and promotes trust and indepence.
Prejudice leads to many consequences. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us how the evils of prejudice impact on the lives of innocent people such as Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson. Atticus Finch, the most famous lawyer in Maycomb County, is a highly respected and honoured individual in the community who becomes a victim of prejudice. Atticus, a white man is defending Tom Robinson, a black man. This is quite peculiar because in Maycomb County, blacks and whites are separated and whites usually despise colored folks.
Proper Protection Most people think of a small town as a peaceful and quiet place, where everyone knows each other. Quarrels and disagreements rarely disrupt their tranquil lives. However, this perception could not be further from the truth in Alabama 1930’s. Like most places, Maycomb County, Alabama was full of hardworking people of integrity, as well as dishonest, indolent citizens. Atticus, a distinguished lawyer, raised his two kids, Scout and Jem, to be disciplined youth, practicing honest morals.
In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, there are numerous characters who are symbolized as the mockingbird in the story. In the novel, it seems as though