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.
In this literary masterpiece, fear weaves itself through the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of Maycomb, Alabama. Racism, sexism, ageism all abound as Maycomb struggles through a court trial. The trial is white man v. black man, suspected child abuse v. suspected rape, truth v. lies, hatred v. kindness. Despite obvious innocence, Mr. Robinson, the black man, is convicted of rape and sentenced to prison. The case for Mr. Robinson leans heavily for his innocence, but fear sends him six feet under.
Tom Robinson is a black man who was accused of raping a young white girl, Mayella Ewell. Atticus, Scout’s father, accepts the case and faces many dilemmas. Even faced with these predicaments from the Ewells and other families in town, Atticus and his family are still ranked high
Just as Shakespeare did it with Macbeth, Achebe gives Obi a similar story. The main theme being the Moral Decomposition of the protagonist; our hero. As we see in the end of the book, Obi is too proud to go to the Umuofia Progressive Union or even a money-lender to borrow money. He was also too proud to accept the grace period offered to him by the UPU. Hence he is in gross debt, because he could not humble himself to admit he made a mistake.
Furthermore, the characters that display courage within To Kill a Mockingbird all have something in common; they all want to do something for the better. Atticus, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose are all examples of courageous characters within To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus, is just one of the wonderful examples of courageous characters within the novel. When Atticus is faced with controversy, he faces it head on and stands up for what he believes in. In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman.
Seeking justice is one of the most important qualities Atticus has, so he is considered a hero. Due to the fact that Tom Robinson is an African American, Mr. Ewell wrongly accuses him of raping his daughter, Mayella. Atticus seeks justice when he explains why he is defending Tom Robinson: “‘ I know, and lot’s of ‘em probably deserved it, too-but in the absence of eye-witnesses there’s always a doubt, sometimes only a shadow of doubt. The law says ‘reasonable doubt,’ but I think a defendant 's entitled to the shadow of a [. .
Despite the dedication of atticus finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the evidence, and a moving courtroom speech, Tom Robinson is convicted of a crime that he did not commit. This jury ruling causes both those who were involved in Robinson’s conviction and those who were convinced of his innocence to question justice and fairness. The racial concerns that Harper Lee addresses in To Kill a Mockingbird began long before her story starts and continued long after. In order to read through the layers of interest that Lee exposes in her novel, the reader needs to understand the complex history of race relations in the South.Judgment on the race is an ongoing occurrence through the story and terrible events happened because of it like ” there's a black
For me he was a fearless man as many of us who have read about that time period now that black people had not rights when compared to that of white citizens and had to endure serve brutality. But he didn’t let that discourage him as he believed that man should be judged by the colour of their skin but by their character. I follow agree with this
Nearly everyone in his town expects him to fail miserably, but Atticus Finch overcomes this challenge to flawlessly derail the prosecution’s poor evidence that Tom Robinson was a criminal. To Kill A Mockingbird dealt with vital themes such as racism, and Atticus is monumentally advanced in his beliefs. Atticus’s perseverance can attributed to his complete sense of confidence in himself. Atticus’s actions, specifically in the
Armand’s father has won the respect of his peers, but the young Aubigny feels as though he has to prove that he is worthy of his surname. Under the enormous pressure of living up to the high expectations of his family name, he does what he feels is necessary. He has therefore established dominance by proving he is in complete control through the thorough abuse of slaves. The author’s setting of the glum, foreboding plantation gives an image in the mind that is easy to see. The plantation owner that inherited all the land from his father whose ruling was lax wants to set himself apart and let people know he is serious.