He also implies that what Cal does deserves respect from the entire Finch family. This proves Atticus is an amazing father because he teaches his kids to respect everyone no matter their skin tone or gender. Many citizens in Maycomb put themselves above the colored people and women did not have the same rights as men. Later, Scout talks about not going to school like Burris Ewell and does not agree that they should be able to hunt when it is illegal. Atticus replies with,“Of course he shouldn’t but he’ll never change his ways.
Despite the insufficiency of the information, people still considered him as person, who is better be avoided, however, in the court, juries supported his position. His daughter Mayella accused Tom, a black man, of raping and beating her. In reality, Bob the one responsible for abusing Mayella. He takes advantage of perceived superiority and imputed innocent Tom. By doing this, Bob pursued the goal common to such people - raise his family’s stature and become a hero.
He was their hero, they looked up to him, they loved him, and they respected him. Atticus raised his children a way that not many parents do, he raised them as if they were adults from a very young age. They knew how to read and speak properly, they knew how to respect an adult and they were taught that the doing the right thing is always important. Atticus told his kids “It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesnt hurt you.” (124) They knew that they could be disrespected but not to think of it as being disrespected, and they were always very respectful.
Proctor actually preferred not to go to church because he disliked Reverend Parris; Proctor was not entirely sure of Parris's true intentions. When John expresses his frustration by stating, "when I look to heaven and see my money glaring at his elbows..." (Miller 65) it brings him great dissatisfaction, especially after working a long hard day on the farm. Some people in the town were afraid to express the same discontent Proctor has because they do not want to be accused of witchcraft. Although, others were bold enough to confront the court and converse with the judges about how they felt. Giles Correy, being one of the people who stands up, says, "and yet silent minister?
The jurors in Twelve Angry Men also had to deal with this problem. Juror number 3 had a son who have not talked to in years because he was so tough on him when he was younger. This juror had no trouble believing that the boy killed his father because he thinks his son could have killed him. Juror number 11 was an immigrant who believed in the American Justice system with all his heart. He wanted to make sure that the boy had a fair trial because he believed that was the American way, his experiences in his own country were very unfair to people of different races, religions and
In this novel, there are some parts that show racism. Atticus is the best lawyer in Maycomb. In chapter 9, he started to defends Tom Robinson. All the people in Maycomb disagree about defending Tom, Negro men. However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him.
Maycomb County, a place in which innocent children fall under the influence of their parents who are hypocrites that hide behind their facades, making it the only “normal” Maycomb folks have come to know. Two men who may seem the exact opposite of one another really have similarities. On one side, we see Atticus Finch, an extremely wise man by nature who has solid principles and a clear sense of morality. However, we also learn about Bob Ewell, who has an evil and unadmirable nature. Nonetheless, both men may not be so different after all.
Atticus took a risk that required a great deal of courage; he defended a black man in a strictly white town. Many townspeople thought the trial would be handed over to the Ewells considering their race, but in return, Atticus did everything in his power to defend Tom Robinson despite everyone's astonishment. He put his own life before someone else's. If that is not courage, there is no telling what the true meaning of it is. Atticus knew he would be shunned by many and would get a great deal of disapproving glares, but he defended Tom Robinson anyway because he knew it was the right thing.
Mr. Atticus Finch is not only an upstanding lawyer but a caring and loving role model for his children Jem and Scout. This all occurs in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus isn’t your normal Alabamian. He doesn 't believe in society 's belief that African Americans aren 't equal to whites. This is why, as a lawyer, He defended Tom Robinson, a black man who was convicted of something he didn 't do.