"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own
It is crucially important to realize that Atticus did not tell his children about him being known as the best shot in town because this shows how humble he really is. Although Atticus does not directly talk to his children about humility; readers are able to understand how important this quality is to him. When Scout finds out about this, she wants to tell everybody, but Jem said on page 130, “I reckon if he 'd wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us.” Jem realized that his father was so humble and not prideful, and he went on to say that he was a gentleman just like Atticus.
Sacrifices, such as a small favor, make someone’s day, a genuine, true sacrifice comes with much more meaning. While Atticus’s decision may be just another court case, seeming like a small sacrifice, it is actually a significant sacrifice and important favor in the book. During Chapter 9, Atticus is called a “n-lover” by his own nephew, Francis, who claims that Atticus’s choice to defend Tom Robinson ruins their family reputation. On page 110, Francis says, “‘Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turn out a n-lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb agin. He’s ruinin’ the family, that’s what he’s doin’.’”
Atticus has a very strong argument that Tom Robinson was innocent and that he was actually a good person on the inside who would never hurt a fly. My other text I will be covering is the nest as there is a character in it named Paul and his friend Jimmy wants to go on a hike with Paul but Jimmy’s parents don’t want him to go on the hike as there is many bad rumors about him considering the fact that he was sent to reform school for doing one bad
but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
One of the first metaphors displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus’s warning about judging others. He emphasizes that you should never judge others; you should try to understand them by considering their points of view. Atticus continued by suggesting that you could begin to understand a person’s point of view once you “climb into his skin and walk around in it.” One of the most important examples of this concept involves the interactions Scout had with Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbor who had good intentions, but almost never left the confinement of his home.
Not Only For The Sake of Yourself One in every 234,068 Americans is named “courage.” Perhaps in hope of having an abundant amount of courage. However, many people that deserve the attribute of courage, fall short when it comes to examples of the meaning of the word courage itself. Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee strives to remind us that courage is also "knowing 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."
Readers forget the fact that, not only did George take care of Lennie, but he also loved him with a bond stronger than friendship. It is clear that George has Lennie’s best interests in his mind, which can be seen in his use of harsh language, his silencing of Lennie, and his murder of Lennie. Transition here. George is often blamed
“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself” (Epictetus). Circumstances, though often beyond our control, don’t shape a person’s identity or personality. This concept is rather common, manifesting in both aspects of life and in literature. For, in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird it becomes apparent that circumstances don’t define a character’s morals or ethics, as expressed through the development of Jem’s morals, the community’s reaction to Tom Robinson’s death, and Atticus’s teachings on forgiveness and compassion.
Atticus a well known lawyer in the little town of Maycomb in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. He comes up against a tough, rock solid case including an African American man and a young woman who grew up in poverty. Atticus has trust in the power in using the three models of rhetoric. Ethos,Pathos and Logos to prove to the jury that his client is innocent and can walk out of court that day a free man. (Lee).
Imagine knowing the evils of the world before age ten and having a full idea of how cruel people can be at such a young age. With the help of parents, kids grow and understand the world. Youngsters can see what humans are on the inside. and with knowledge from caretakers, they comprehend the wicked. Harper Lee’s
Although Atticus thought that he educated them valuable lessons, the children would not able to understand what Atticus was trying to teach them because of their ages. Also, when Atticus punished Jem, Jem would feel unfair because he tried to protect and defend his father. (Rebuttal) Even though Jem tried to defend Atticus, Atticus should punish him because ruining and destroying the other’s properties is a wrong behavior. Also, Atticus has responsibilities to guide Jem in a right way. If Atticus just forgives him and let him destroy the yard, then Jem might think that causing problems are fine if he was supposed to protect someone.
Why does society believe everything that is said without having a reliable source? In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, the entire town believes any and everything. From as simple as a mysterious man named boo Radley who never came out his house, to a black man who supposedly raped a white woman. This book is during the time of segregation ending, so if someone was acting weird or they were black, they were judged by usually everyone. Not believing all the gossip that is being said is the theme present in To Kill a Mockingbird and is shown through t the following examples: Book Radley, Mrs. Dubose, and Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird Racism goes on anywhere whether it’s through the media, the real world, or it even comes out from your mouth on accident. In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee racism is a major conflict among the people in Maycomb. Their biggest disease was the racism among each other, and all the injustice. Throughout the story, colored people are treated and considered less than a white person. This novel continues as where two siblings, Scout and Jem grow and learn from the real world.