Not only did they have mental damage from the trial, now they also had physical damage. Jem was enraged at the townspeople for finding Tom Robinson guilty when they knew he was innocent. He couldn’t fathom how his father could work for a justice system who did no justice for Tom. Jem now realizes how much racism there is in Maycomb and his faith in the justice system is badly hurt. Scout doesn’t grasp the severity of the trial as much as Jem but they both know, although to different degrees, that life isn’t fair, justice isn’t always served, and people would lie just to save their own
Lastly, this scene indicated that Atticus Finch had also reached his coming of age stage. In chapter 30. Atticus Finch states, “Let the dead bury the dead”. By this he means because Tom Robinson died for no reason, but was being put in jail for Bob Ewell lying about what happened, that it was prone for him to die. This shows Atticus’s coming of age because he finally accepted the fact that not all men are equal and not all men will be treated fairly it just the way life
This was extremely important in Scout’s growth as a person because at the time many people were blinded by racism. Scout learned to treat everybody equally. Atticus led a great example for Scout by taking Tom Robinsons case; He tried to win just as hard as he would have for a white man. Anytime Scout would ask questions or make comments about other people, Atticus would remind her not to judge others. For example, when Scout asks Atticus if he's a “nigger lover” he responds "I certainly am.
He shows Jem and Scout not to judge people until they've walked in their shoes. Chapter 3 on page 85-87 Atticus says "First of all, if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Out of all the people in this book Atticus is the one who is most likely to not judge someone. He stands up for a black man knowing he will get judged and made fun of. Indeed, while Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes.
Katie Wisdom Mrs.Matteson English II 11 February 2018 You may have heard the popular saying “never judge a book by its cover,” in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother Jem struggle with this concept. Jem and Scout are encouraged to step into other people’s shoes to gain insight into other’s lives. The kids are exposed to a harsh social understanding while also coming to know and understand the motives behind the people in their community. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, takes on a case to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white woman which leads to the struggles of the children. Over the course of the book, tolerance and empathy towards others are presented when Calpurnia forces Scout to step into Walter’s shoes, when Jem is angered by his neighbor Mrs. Dubose, and when Scout sees her town from Boo’s point of view.
Allie Beller Megan Ross English 2 2 October 2017 The “Scout” Essay In To Kill a Mockingbird, children are forced to discover the importance of compassion and tolerance that help shape their maturity as a young adult. Compassion and sympathy are characteristics that Scout gradually learns in order to become more mature. Atticus is a substantial example of compassion in Scout’s life. Once Scout gets home from school, she explains her distress on not wanting to go back to school because of Miss Caroline and reading, so he tells her, "to climb into someone's skin and walk around in it," (Lee 87) to make Scout understand that compassion is based on sympathy. Atticus tries to make Scout see from Miss Caroline’s point of view so Scout is able to
Compassion and forgiveness is not something everyone gives but is something you should give to everyone. Even when they don’t deserve it. Compassion and forgiveness is a theme in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee when Atticus tells Scout not to be angry at the people who are against him, when he defends Bob Ewell’s behavior after the Tom Robinson case, and when Scout saw the world in Boo Radley’s shoes. And in real life, when a woman pardoned a man on the gallows, before he was hung, even though he murdered her son, and a woman forgave two boys that pushed a cart over a railing onto her, causing many injuries When word goes around about Atticus’s decision to try to defend Tom Robinson, Scout becomes irked by everyone who mocks Atticus for defending Tom Robinson. Atticus tells her, “It’s different this time [...] We aren’t fighting the yankees, we’re fighting our friends.
It was something Atticus could have been mighty proud of since he was known previously as One-shot Finch, the best shot in town. But instead of bragging about this, Atticus doesn’t even mention it to his children to try and reassure them about his image. His humble self even shushes sheriff Heck Tate when he tells his children about Atticus’s skills. Atticus covering up his talent is surely a presentation of
The theme of this novel displays the moral fight in all humans. In the case of Tom Robinson everyone knew he was innocent yet they chose to convict him anyway. The kids also jumped to conclusions about why Boo never left his home without actually thinking about how silly they were being. The title of this novel perfectly portrays the lesson that is being taught. Atticus says “it’s a sin to kill mockingbird”because all they do is“make music for us to enjoy .
Courage Through Characters “... Real courage… It’s when you know you’re lcked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” These are the wise words of a character named Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. This novel by Harper Lee is about two children that have to experience the real world at a young age, during a troubling time in history. These children are exposed to racism and prejudiceness and are forced to grow up, seeing that people are not as they seem. In this novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Jem Finch show courage in ways that define their character. Boo Radley shows courage in To Kill A Mockingbird.
He grew up being unkind and thinking that he could get away with anything he did especially when it was announced that he would be becoming a police officer and had been accepted into the academy. But with the arrival of Erin brought a small change to him, as she was willing to stick her neck out for Ned and stand up for him. This ended making him more conniving, no longer willing to stick with his chant of “Neddy, Neddy, never ready; ain’t got nothing in his heady.” (p. 3) but rather resorting to labelling Ned “‘DISTURBED & DANGEROUS’” (p. 155). Nigel’s friends are also a factor that must be considered as they also took part in bullying Ned proving them to not be some of the best people and shaping Nigel in a way. Nigel having “Too much cruelty, too little patience.” Is something that can change him and others that surround him, whether it be him exploding at someone or not, he is a prime example of shaping yourself however not in a positive way.
I believe-Atticus I believe in the righteousness of forever peace even in wrong, law is a side effect of purity as long as honesty and fairness is in play to lead to the fulfilling future. My children are growing older and I hope that they are getting the right guidance to change the way people see things, as others see a light that is dimmed by their own bias beliefs towards other. Especially since their mother die, but Aunt Alexandra has been a big help, most of the time... When she is not making the decisions for my children and the people who work for me, without me. They have learned a lot in their young adolescent life so far and will continue to learn just as long as i’m here to do so, I just hope others don’t change the way they feel,
The mob tried to hurt Atticus to try to get to Tom. Atticus does not get upset about it, as he stated, “He might have hurt me a little, but son you’ll understand folks a little better when you get older.” Even though, Mr.Cunningham tried hurt Atticus, Atticus still told his children that, “Mr.Cunningham is a great friend he just has a few blind spots.” When Atticus decided that he was going to defend Tom Robinson, he knew it was not going to be easy. Atticus could find a way to turn a negative situation into a positive