Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
This fact is explained by two elements. First, the Human Rights Act which states the trial must be fair, and that everyone is entitled to the lawyer of their choice (Jefferson, declaration of independence). Knowing Mr. Robinson was poor, the last part didn’t affect him so he had to get a lawyer who defended poor people for little to no money, but with a struck of luck, he got a good lawyer who not only accepted his case, but also to be paid with anything but money, like chickens. However, in the era where the novel takes place, racism was still too strong a factor to turn the verdict into Mr. Robinson’s favour, even if Atticus had all the information to prove the plaintiffs’ claim to be
When he goes to Court the jury says You're a mighty good fellow, it seems—did all this for not one penny?" we find out during his testimony that he feels sorry for Mayella and only stops by to help her because she seems to have no one else to do so. That statement Exhibits that he is just a kind and generous man that was trying to help but instead he got judged and accused for it, more than likely because he was a black man which meant he was thought of as
Chris McCandless was a independent person and he was trying to get away from civilization because he felt like he never fit into it. Krakauer quotes from Ken Sleights when he talks about Chris McCandless, “A lot of us are like that, I’m like that, Ed Abbey was like that, and it sounds like this McCandless kid was like that: We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the
I hate that he did that but I can kind of see where he is coming from… I just wish more people would quit acting like I am the bad guy. I don’t really know that much more about him besides him being alone for most of his wanderings, but I honestly think that he is a good man. My gut has never steered me wrong yet. So I may end up asking him if he wants to come with me to the others.
“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.
Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus discusses the Tom Robinson trial; which was a trial that all the lawyers feared. He faces a court case that will have a tremendous effect not only upon himself but also upon his family. Still Atticus found the courage to take the trial no matter what the cost were. What made the case even harder was that Maycomb was a town tainted with stereotypes and racism. Atticus had the courage to take the case although it was full of dislikes of the people of Maycomb.
When chosen to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape, he must`decide to truly defend Robinson or not. Atticus’ choice to protect him shows immense integrity and dignity although it earns him cruel criticism from his neighbors and family. When Scout asks Atticus why he took the case, he replies that he would never be able to ask Jem and Scout to mind him again if he didn’t take the case. Atticus would have lost his dignity and respect for himself if he hadn’t attempted to save Tom Robinson from an unjust fate. One can only strive to attain such integrity and dignity as the character of Atticus
Even though there are several pieces of evidence that show Tom is innocent Atticus knows he will not win, but that is no reason for him not to try. It makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he believes in the Golden Rule and he has integrity. The first reason why Atticus should defend Tom Robinson is because he believes in the Golden Rule. He believes that you should treat others the way you would want to be treated no matter what. For example, on page 39, while talking to Scout, Atticus says, “...you never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”, (Lee, 39).
He was only 18 and was always in and out of jail if he had a real role model in his life then things would have been so much more different. He had so much potential to be a good person but ended up in a bad family. He should be given another chance at life and give the help he and his mother need. He didn’t even have a father figure to guide him. In my opinion the sentence they gave him is not wrong but I feel as if his mother needs some help