To Kill a Mockingbird is a heroic tale of leadership and empathy to others. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. This is a story about a little girl named Scout and her childhood adventures that taught her valuable life lessons. When those lessons are put to the test her family must come together as strong as ever make it through. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird empathy plays a big role in the character’s lives. People’s ability to understand empathy determines their quality of life.
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 103). This is not only the most well-known quote from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it is also one of the most meaningful phrases that come from this book, along with “… Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 103). Every part of these two quotes connects to a lesson taught during the story of To Kill a Mockingbird.
“You may choose to look away, but you may never say that you did not know” (William Wilberforce). In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch juggles being a single father to his two children and practicing law in his small town. When Atticus defends a young black man who is being accused rape, the town of Macomb becomes polarized on the case and the trial reveals many truths about the people of the Maycomb. Atticus Finch works passionately to fight for the minority, which amplifies the importance of justice.
“You rarely win but sometime you do.” Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” demonstrates what perseverance is and influence it can change against other people’s attitudes. Within the novel, the protagonist views may cruel realities but simultaneously acknowledges the values of qualities within people. The courage and mettle of fighting whatever comes ahead even if it results in life or death. With the protagonist’s audacity to defend the innocent only through words and persistence. “To Kill a Mockingbird” also highlights the truth towards the whole society can alter the definition of justice. Here, Atticus defends a black man for his words for the right to have a voice within society and not to be misjudged due to racism. Hence, Harper Lee uses the novel to convey the
Our whole lives growing up we are told to follow the “Golden Rule”. This rule is defined as to treat someone the way you want to be treated. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch a lawyer in a town called Maycomb in Alabama tries his best to be a role model for his two children. In the quiet town of Maycomb Atticus is given the job to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Atticus wants to teach his kids Jem and Scout life lessons at an early age so they grow up as respectable people. Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
Charlotte from the book Charlotte's Web embraces similar qualities to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In Charlotte’s Web, a pig named Wilbur fearfully awaits the day his owner slaughters him. A clever spider named Charlotte notices Wilbur’s angst and feels tremendous empathy toward him. As a result, Charlotte weaves a web that illustrates positive words describing Wilbur. Charlotte intentionally brings attention to Wilbur so his owner will develop empathy for him as well. Her plan proves successful and the slaughtering fails to take place. Charlotte’s ability to empathize saves Wilbur. In addition, Charlotte demonstrates humility as she never desires credit for her hard work with the web. Similarly, Atticus never draws attention toward
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me do you believe that 's true? In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee which follows the life of Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch, who lives in the town Maycomb, Alabama in 1930. Scout and Jem are faced with adventures that happen in the novel and trial case of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young white girl. Their father Atticus Finch is the lawyer of Tom in the case and gets attacked by the town 's people for defending a black man. it proves the answer to the question In the novel.The statement, "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you." Is proved false in TKAM because, in the novel, we see events that take place that prove us that words can hurt and deeply affect a person 's mind and emotions.This is shown by using family matters destructively, for example, Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, it could be used hateful words with characters in the story, it may also show the controlling nature of characters and how that harms others.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘perspective’ as “The relation or proportion in which the parts of a subject are viewed by the mind; as perceived from a particular mental point of view”. This indicates that perspective is subjective, and therefore that all agents possess a sense of perspective. We might also infer that as perspective is defined as being from ‘a particular mental point of view’, that each of our perspectives are unique and personal, and surely have been formed as a result of our experiences up to the present moment. Perspective is crucial in allowing us to work with factual information. As human beings we are capable of not only learning and recalling a fact, but also of deriving our own opinions on it; on its validity,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” In life, one cannot back down once they are faced with adversity. There is no better statement than King’s that relays the message of upholding your beliefs. In “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the theme of standing up for what you believe in is developed through Atticus Finch, Calpurnia, and Scout Finch.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus to reveal her ideas about social justice. Throughout the book, Atticus is challenged with making the right choice, the choice he believes to be morally just. Similar to how we, as a people, struggle with making the right choice.
Justice is an idea used by people, with varying opinions, on what they deem right from wrong. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird we can see people’s very different opinions of what they think is just. However, the very idea of Justice in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is expressed in the opinions of Atticus, the outcome of the Tom Robinson trial, and the death of Bob Ewell.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an inspiring read that displays how others point of view can change the perspective of others. Throughout the book, many of the characters perception of other characters can change the aspect of a persona. For example, Arthur Radley, also known as Boo, is perceived as a very mean person. Also, Tom Robinson is accused of being a rapist. Finally, the town’s people perceive many characters such as Dolphus Raymond, for being an alcoholic. The power of perception has changed the way many of the characters in the book view others represented in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Seeing things from the perspective of someone else is an important skill for everyone to have. Perspective can change a murder into self defense. Perspective is not only important in real life. It is also important in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird, perspective was a significant theme in the book because of Scout’s perspective, Atticus’s perspective, and other people seeing things from Atticus’s perspective.
To Kill a Mockingbird Is a book that takes place in the early 1900’s. The Book was written by Harper Lee. A very key component to the structure of the book is the incident with Mr. Ewell and Tom Robinson, and the supposed rape of Mr. Ewell’s daughter. in this Case Atticus ignores the fact that Tom Robinson would be judged because of the color of his skin, And continues to question Mr.Ewell. This put Atticus’s whole family in danger. While To Kill a Mockingbird shows the ugliness that can come from judging others, its ultimate message is that great good can result when one defers judgement until considering things from another point of view.
Understanding and/or Empathy are the most impactful in this story. Atticus is always talking about stepping in someone else's shoes and trying to understand where they come from. Atticus gives the clearest explanation of understanding and empathy when he talks about, climbing in someone's skin and walking around in it. Understanding and empathy are important in my life because instead of judging someone I try to understand things like where they come from, why they’re doing what they are and the things they’re saying. I try and get to know them so I can understand what they’re feeling or experiencing.