Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Figure 1 Macoby and Martin’s simplification of parenting styles as seen in Bee’s The Growing Child (Source: Adapted from Macoby & Martin, 1983, Fifure 2, p.39.). Parents only want what’s good for their children and for them to grow intro great adults, for their children to be independent and to be able to undergo hardships. There are quite a few advantages of being over protective parents. Because over protecting parents control their children’s decisions and day to day activities, they are able to monitor their children and ensure their safety (Overprotective Parents, n.d.). Being over protective also helps the child to learn to limit himself and to control their emotions.
Okonkwo’s Grief There are five stages of grief that a human experiences when faced with any type of breakup, and these stages play a significant role in Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo, the main character, suffers a breakup with his tribe when his gun explodes and kills another member of the tribe. Killing another member of the tribe is a grievous offense, and no matter how unintentional, the killing results in seven years of exile. Torn away from his tribe, friends, rank, and future as a great leader, Okonkwo undergoes the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The first stage in grief is denial, when a person hopes that the breakup was not real or only momentary, giving themselves time to adjust to the situation.
The books Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Stranger by Albert Camus both have differences and things in common. The book Things Fall Apart is about a wealthy man named okonkwo who is determined to reach the highest rake because he wants to be nothing like his dad. Okonkwo became very successful with a family and over that time he runs into many problems from war, punishments, missionaries, and even being kicked out of his clan for 7 years. In the end Okonkwo was driven to killing himself losing all the things he worked so hard for. In the book The Stranger Meursault’s mother just died at for some odd reason he didn’t cry or feel sad at the funeral.
Being honorable and seems so immortal outside but broken into pieces inside allow the audience to relate to him. Okonkwo suffers in many ways one of them is when he has to be banished for seven years because of an incident and he has to let go everything that was once his. Which is again, it is something that no one
Personal values and morals are instilled into children by their parents . Jem and Scout Finch, characters from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, are open minded, educated, young children that have a father named Atticus Finch who tries to teach his children to have sound morals and personal values . The children have not been sheltered from life's hardships due to their father Atticus's views on parenting instead they have learned right from wrong. Atticus Finch believes that not sheltering his kids from the world allows them to form strong morals and values. Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals.
Acceptance, a basic principle taught at a young age. Also one of the many things James Hurst's “The Scarlet Ibis” symbolizes. We are all taught acceptance is a good thing, we are told we deserve it, and we are told we should not only seek it from others, but also give it to others. Yet, even after the bountiful lessons on acceptance, there are people who do not have the luxury of being accepted.A perfect example of one of those people is Doodle. Although Doodle is accepted by his mom, and dad, he does not acknowledge it.
Readers can see the connection with Adams and her son by employing a motherly diction. This motherly diction helps us to relate to the story and understand clearly of why Adams wants her son to be strong and courageous during his voyage. Overall, Adams wants to show her unwavering love and support to her son during his agonizing voyage hoping he will become a better man and eventually become
She trusts him to overcome any obstacle, regardless of its difficulty. Adams continues to advise her son, despite his advanced mental abilities and distinguished practicality. It is her duty as a mother to remind her son of his potential as well as help him grow into the man she expects him to be. The rhetorical strategies Adams uses to advise John establishes her credibility as a mother in addition to helping her son improve as an
The ultimate goal of all parents is to see that their children succeed in life. While this may be true, most fathers have additional expectations of their children, as is evident in author Lord Chesterfield’s letter to his son traveling far from home. These expectations are expressed in the rhetorical strategies utilized by Chesterfield. In addition to demonstrating his desires for his son, the rhetorical strategies implemented in the letter reveal the values Chesterfield holds as true. In order to persuade his son that the knowledge he holds is pertinent, Chesterfield first disbands the notion that parents only give advice to exert control over a child, then ties the ability and pride of himself to the success of his son, and finally suggests
They left the home without knowing Jorge had previously spent fifteen months in foster care due to past abuse from his father, who no longer maintained rights to see or live in the same house as his child. A few hours later he walked into his mother 's closet and hung himself with
Atticus stands up for what he believes in in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, even if his opinion is generally disagreed with; which is reflected greatly in his children as they learn to become part of society. He stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson even when the odds are stacked against him, and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose even if she says awful things about him. These actions define Atticus’s character and shape his children into becoming the people they are. Atticus stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose; which influences his children become better people. When Atticus was selected to defend Tom Robinson, he decided to give him a full defence instead of giving him a half-hearted one.
In chapter six, while bypassing a village they were captured by villagers because the boys were believed to be rebels; another boy from their home village, Mattru Jong, spoke out and said they were not rebels. Every page I turned, there was more shock, sadness, and a wanting to help that kept my eyes glued the pages and my mind wanting to engulf more of the story. One of the most saddening parts of this book was when Ishmael was at one of his lowest points: He had lost the other five boys journeying with him, including his brother Junior, and two months later ran into six other boys from his village. Him and these boys were walking to a village which a lot of Mattru Jong villagers were at. Just on the outskirts of this village were banana farms and one man working in them, that used to live in Mattru Jong, told Ishmael that he saw his mother, father, younger, and older brother.
In a society where being a single dad is not the norm, Atticus still raises his children to respect others, recognize right from wrong, and to be honest at all costs. Atticus has raised his children to respect others, no matter their social level or past. In one section of the novel Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “‘[Folks] are certainly entitled to think [they are right], and they are entitled to full respect for their opinions’” (Lee 149). He was encouraging his children to respect others opinions, even though their opinions may not seem moral or ubiquitous. He encourages them to not judge people, but to look at their more favorable side.