I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimes—baby, 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 doesn 't hurt you." (124) In this, Atticus explains to Scout that he is defending Tom because he wants to and he is not ashamed of it or what anybody thinks. When no one would stand in Tom’s corner, Atticus was more than willing since it was the right thing to do.
As said in the book “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
After growing up, Jem becomes courageous, protective, loving and caring. He is like a mockingbird once he grows up a bit he becomes really nice but he still gets insulted and hurt. Yet, he is not the one that got hurt the most. Thomas better known as Tom Robinson is. Thomas is a respectable man.
The first no to anyone is always the hardest. I must remember that I am saying no for a good reason. I get time to myself and for the people I really want to help. Being selfish is not being rude, it is putting my happiness first. Establishing that my happiness comes first is the best thing I can do for myself and my family.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
What do you think the meaning of true friendship is, maybe it 's knowing that you trust a certain person with any secret or physical object, somebody who would take a bullet for you, or maybe it 's somebody that you 've grown up with all your life. Everybody has their own definition of ¨true friendship.¨ I personally believe that true friendship is when two people can trust each other with just about anything, they let you succeed and fail on your own, but they always help you when it is most important. I dislike it when people say a true friend doesn 't ¨snitch¨ or lets you copy off their paper for test or more important assignment. This shows that they don 't see the other person as a friend, and more as a ¨get out of jail free¨ card. Some people would argue by saying that it shows the person’s willingness to help, but I believe that the only thing you’re helping them with is failing to prepare for responsibilities.
Another one of her strengths is that she is courageous. Scout expresses her courage through her strangeness. Scout not once gives up to what others do and withstands the tendency for ‘groupthink’ that is so much a part of Maycomb civilization. When Scout displays this in front of others, it is obvious that there is audacity in her
Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch): He is the playmate and the older brother of Scout. He ages from 10 to 13 during the story. He is Scout 's protector and although he is not into her games anymore, he stays as a companion.
Calpurnia, the family’s housekeeper is in no way related to Scout by blood but keeps a sense of unity amongst the family. Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, is an important component of Scout’s life. He is an accomplished man, but as Scout sees it, "Our father didn 't do anything. He worked in an office, not in a drugstore. Atticus did not drive a dump-truck for the county, he was not
(Lee 115). Mrs. Dubose is very critical of Atticus and he is completely aware of it. However, he is still extremely kind and respectful to her. Respect and diplomacy always wins over anger and hatred. Lee also expresses this theme through Scout.
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view.
I wish to be let in the compound the government has created. What makes me different from others is that I am a boy scout and have several merit badges that I have completed that teaches skills and on top of all of that, I don 't get in trouble on purpose. Not many boy scouts become eagle scouts; however, I am trying to get eagle which is the highest rank you can get. Boy Scouts teaches you how to be a leader and how to survive.
Scout definitely has demonstrated growth throughout the book; she has realized that not everyone comprehends situations like her. She started off in the book with a very liberal, non-prejudiced thought process, and clutched onto it throughout the narrated moments of her life. Her, Dill, and Jem were always mesmerized by Boo Radley’s existence, and did the best they could in order to see him. Scout and the other children had heard stories about Boo throughout their entire childhoods; how he was bizarre, not the safest man in the world, but for some reason she was not comfortable with this idea. Call it curiosity, or label it as boredom, she was determined to meet Boo Radley.