Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson are all portrayed as the mockingbird for many reasons that are all different to each other. Atticus Finch is considered a mockingbird because he does not show any type of prejudice. An example of this is when Atticus takes on Tom Robinson's alleged rape court case. This shows a lot of courage and attitudes of a mockingbird because he knows that the case is going to be very hard because it is a white man's word against a black mans. Even though Atticus does not win the court case, which he should have because all the evidence was showing that Tom Robinson did not rape Mayella Ewell, but rather she was lying about it to cover up her abusive father, Atticus reassures Tom that he will
Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” The novel, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos of human behavior. Atticus, a protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird with high moral standards. Boo radley, a shy and innocent white man who was convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white female which is completely false.
Stacey the Courageous Courage is doing something you don 't want to do,but need to do.Courage,is the best trait you could have. In the novel, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry,Mildred D. Taylor uses stacey to show courage.He showed courage by protecting T.J. and fighting T.J.When it was hard for blacks to show courage Stacey was one of the ones that did. Are you brave and have enough courage to sacrifice yourself for your best friend?Stacey was,Stacey was such a good friend that he let himself get whipped instead of T.J. “At first T.J. wouldn’t do it,but then he seen Miz Logan startin toward him and he slipped stacey the notes.Well Stacey didn’t see Miz Logan comin when he took them notes and by the time he saw her it was too late to get
“Remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” this is a quote from Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This book shows that how white people treated black people unfairly in that day, but Atticus still teaches his children the right way, and do the right thing. Atticus, as a justice lawyer, choose to help the poor black young man to prove the truth, even though he knew that this will not work, but he still choose the right thing. As a father and a parent, he chooses to teach his child the right thing, and treat his children as an adult. He always chooses the right thing to do and persist in doing things that he think is right, no matter how others thinks.
In the second stanza of the poem, Kipling advises that we should be able to dream, but also stay realistic. Kipling points out that life has both successes and failures and you should be able to handle both. He emphasizes that it is important that we keep the ability of starting over even after failures and disappointments. In the novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird", Atticus fights the high profile case of Tom Robinson and works very hard to prove Tom 's innocence but he never loses the touch with reality. He understands that there is prejudice in the society against black people and that even though he tried his best, he could lose the case since he had not seen a jury deciding in favor of a black man.
It also infers that God’s plan is what they are submitting to, but there is still hope for a better future. In the 4th stanza, Hughes refers to his own life as to being the only colored kid, and being ignored from various aspects. Black people didn’t have a say in politics and how the country was ran, and that caused major discrimination during that time. “Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.”, Hughes takes huge pride in calling these people his. He sees beauty within their honesty and vulnerability, and wants to transmit this to other races in order to end all discrimination, and look at them as equals rather than
Dr. King displayed great courage and temperance in his fight for a better life, not only for his family but, for all people who suffered discrimination because of the color of their skin. Dr. King’s campaign was a non-violent movement on his part even though his adversary’s acts were not. His persistence, and peace marches along with his inspiring speeches, ultimately produced an awareness that although still not perfect continues on today. Unfortunately, Dr. King was murdered because someone else could not practice a “mean” of their
As Nelson Mandela wisely said “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” The story centers around the Finch family and the lessons that both Jem and Scout Finch learn as their father defends a black man accused of rape. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see the idea of true courage reflected in Jem Finch’s journey. With her words, Harper Lee paints a picture of what true courage as it is, and Jem Finch takes this lesson to heart as he sees examples of true courage in his life. For most of Jem’s life he had this false idea of bravery.
Atticus Finch is a down to earth guy that just wants to do what is right. He loves his children and does not want them growing up in a world full of racism. When he is chosen for a case where he has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, he knows that man is innocent and has been wrongly accused of such crimes. Atticus is a good person that always chooses the right thing to do even if it is hard. Out of the many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird I believe that I am the most like Atticus Finch in
Waters becomes one of the few to break the chain, yet he acts as if he is white himself. Knowing his own struggle as a black man, Waters seeks to liken himself with the white man. Wanting to overcome the race gap, Waters is determined to do anything, even jail his own kind. His offenses result in his men developing hostility towards him, even if Waters is black himself. Water’s apathy for his men isn’t rooted in hatred, but in fear of becoming like them, and never amounting to anything.
According to the Webster’s dictionary, a hero is defined as a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. Atticus Finch defines heroism as “when you know you’re licked before you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” Atticus was the only one that stood up for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. He did it, because he knew it was the right thing to do, even though there was a large possibility that he wouldn’t win the case. He did this, knowing that there would be consequences, so he warned his children against judging adults and other children.
She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine. This next quote from “If’ says “ If you can trust yourself when all men doubt yourself.” Atticus trust himself to get Tom a fair trial even if he is black, he knew it was going to be hard but he has to do it for himself. Like the quote said though everyone else has no hope that Tom was going to win the trial, but since he trust in Atticus to do the best of his ability to win the trial for him Do you see how it feels like “If” and To Kill A Mockingbird were written by the same person it is crazy how close they are. I am completely certain that she used this poem to develop her characters, who know how many things she used to develop her
Unlike the townspeople, Atticus doesn’t use discrimination to Tom Robinson for being black. Because Atticus respects Tom Robinson, Atticus strives to bring civil rights to Tom Robinson while people are not respecting Tom. Accordingly, Atticus’s reverence to other people represents that he is respectful. In conclusion, Atticus is stiffly determined, vigorously bold, and extremely respectful. His character traits helps the book called To Kill A Mockingbird to contain what aspects people should emulate atticus about in order to have better personalities.
In ¨To Kill a Mockingbird¨, bravery is represented by Scout, Atticus and Mrs. Dubose. They present courage and strength throughout part 1. Scout is loyal and courageous against bullies who talk bad about Atticus. Atticus is strong to defend a black man although everyone else says it’s wrong. Mrs. Dubose is a courageous woman who holds in the secret of an addiction to herself.