The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right. Atticus taking on the Tom Robinson trial and risking his reputation, protecting Tom Robinson from the mob, and revealing the truth about Bob Ewell are all evident ways that Atticus demonstrates courage in order to set an example for his children and the town. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus actions influence the town in positive ways and emphasizes the lessons he teaches his children through his actions. Ultimately, Atticus helps steer the town in the direction of having less intolerance and being more open
This enabled him to realize following the ideologies of the white contained major limitation. For instance, his grandfather suffered humiliation as well as slavery, which proved vulnerable to racial prejudice. The dramatic speech which conveyed by the narrator was perceived by the white as a joke since they were not prepared to accept the ideas of the upstanding black citizens. In reality, the embarrassment the narrator received motivated him to emphasize on industrial education which is the key to overcome racism as well as discrimination towards the black community. The men’s reaction towards Ralph Ellison’s slip of the tongue by saying “social equality” for “social responsibility underlines clearly the point he was conveying.
Despite the town throwing hatred towards Atticus and his family, he doesn’t back down because he takes pride in helping the innocent. Even if Atticus can’t win the trial he fights hard because he wants to be a role model to Jem and Scout. Atticus believes Tom is a mockingbird, meaning his innocent and a victim of racism. For him to take the case makes sense.
How is Atticus a Hero? Some critics believe that Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a hero; however, others insist that his character does not mirror that of a hero. A hero is commonly identified as a person who has admirable character qualities, such as going above and beyond to help others without giving a thought to reward or recognition. Atticus is a hero because he possesses many heroic qualities, such as: immense courage, valuable wisdom, and great integrity. Atticus is brave because he stands up for what is right, even when doing so causes him to be questioned by many of the townspeople, “Atticus sighed, ‘I’m simply defending a Negro—his name is Tom Robinson,’” (Lee 86).
Atticus Finch is a down to earth guy that just wants to do what is right. He loves his children and does not want them growing up in a world full of racism. When he is chosen for a case where he has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, he knows that man is innocent and has been wrongly accused of such crimes. Atticus is a good person that always chooses the right thing to do even if it is hard. Out of the many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird I believe that I am the most like Atticus Finch in
When coloured people came to cash the check, it came back marked “insufficient funds.” The climax is reached when King states the black people refuse to believe the “the bank of justice is bankrupt.” In other words, the blacks are fighting to gain the freedom that they had been promised. This idea draws concepts from everyday life to help the people, both black and white, understand the point segregation and injustice have gotten to. This image is potent because it speaks to the need for justice. A powerful thing about King 's speech is the language he uses. One emotive phrase is, “we cannot walk alone.” The idea here is that the blacks need to fight together, even if they are being segregated.
Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Jem further understood the true meaning of moral courage when he saw Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man. Although Atticus was hugely outnumbered and even cornered by Mr Cunningham and some other people, he did not back down from them. Instead, he seemed even more determined to win the case and prove Tom Robinson 's innocence to all of Maycomb County. Almost everyone in Maycomb County had criticised Atticus and his children for taking up the case of defending Tom Robinson and they were even called "nigger lovers" by many. At first, Jem did not understand why his father chose to defend Tom Robinson when he knew that people would whisper and gossip about it and that the possibility of him winning the case was very low.
Martin Luther King Jr. knew what he stood for, could be controversial to some and he was willing to die for his cause. That takes courage, not something everybody has, but it is something that good leaders should have. Martin Luther King Jr. had courage something not all leaders had or have. Martin Luther King Jr. had a family, he had loved ones and yet, he stood up for what he believed in even if it meant losing everything. That is what makes Martin Luther King Jr. a good