This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . .
Not once in the pages of the To Kill a Mockingbird novel does Atticus result into severe and unfair disciple toward Jem and Scout, rather he determinedly instructs them in the ways of tenderness. Relentlessly, he seeks to find good in everyone, proving his pure character to his children who considerably look up to
The “mockingbirds” in this book, are innocent people who have a pure heart. During the story, Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird." The essence of the mockingbird lesson is that you should not act offensively towards people that have never done any little thing to harm you. Atticus himself can be considered as a mockingbird because he sees the best from a person and a hope for human
When his children receive guns Atticus strictly says not to kill mockingbirds. They are birds who are innocent of everything but making music for the ear. The biggest lesson Atticus taught his children was to never judge a person until you see things from their point of view. You never know what someone is going through because you are not them. In chapter three Atticus says to Scout, “you never really understand
He treats his children with respect, and explains to them what they do not understand. The text states, "I never went to school,' he said, 'but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she'll get after me, and I wouldn't want her after me'" (Lee 42). The text later states, "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I'd rather you go shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'" (Lee 119). Atticus's constant guidance helps the children make the right choices throughout the
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. From this, the jury feels as if they have been mistreating Tom.
With that amount of respect and integrity, standing up for Tom Robinson makes sense. In chapter 10, Atticus told Jem and Scout, “Shoot all the bluejays you want if you hit’em, but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (pg.90). Atticus believes that killing a mockingbird or an innocent man for no reason is disobeying the Golden Rule. Therefore, when Atticus stood up Tom Robinson during the trial, he was treating Tom with the same respect as he has treated Mayella with. For instance, in chapter 11 Atticus explained to his children, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, not a man with a gun… it’s when you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway.” (pg.
This is a few reasons why Atticus is a determined person. Atticus is intelligent. In the book we see this when he made Bob Ewell write his name to show that he is left handed. This shows that Atticus is intelligent because he made the
To kill something that has not done anything to you is not right. People do it all the time, but the good people in the world think about the situation and do the right thing. Atticus brings this point up when Uncle Jack gave Scout, and Jem air rifles. They wanted to go and shoot something and Atticus only wanted for them to shoot tin cans and not mockingbirds. That is when Miss Maudie explains why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.
23, P.295) In this quote, Atticus saying that there's just something about race that makes white people crazy. He also acknowledges, in case it wasn't already clear, that law is not pure realm free of the racial prejudices that plague everyday in life, it's subject to the same problems as society at large. Usually Atticus is a voice of hope for change the idea of racism, but here he flatly says that racism is a "fact of life," suggesting that losing Tom's case severely reduced his hopefulness concerning human nature, or else that, having sat through the