Characterization of Atticus Finch In To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee as a hero challenges the Racism in his society General overview: Atticus Finch is one of the major characters in Harper Lee 's To Kill a Mockingbird written in 1960. Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb, the representative of Alabama in the State Legislator and the father of Scout and Jem Finch.
An article written Christopher Craig by called “’Nobody’s a bum all their life’: Teaching the Class Through William Kennedy’s Ironweed” suggests that “Francis does not make his personal decisions in a moral vacuum. Capitalist interest set the terms and conditions for these choices” (32). Disagreeably, I think his decisions are completely made in such “moral vacuum”, because of the religious family he was in when he was growing up. Doing “the right thing” and Catholicism go hand in hand.
He is a good lawyer, and this emotion he can perceive helps him with his job. Atticus destroyed Mr. Ewell’s reputation, even though he had little to begin with. “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take” (Lee 218). Atticus knows that Mr. Ewell beat his daughter, and Atticus is willing to take some bullying to help out another person. Mayella has a family that doesn’t help or care for her.
Scout and Jem realize that empathy is being able to place yourself in another’s shoes, striving to see things from their point of view, even if you don’t agree with their beliefs. He encourages his children to make better choices by forgiving the bad and respecting the good. This allows his children to idolize their father even more by recalling the important concept he had previously instilled in them To illustrate, when Scout was dropping her rescuer, Boo Radley, home, she demonstrates empathy, recalling what Atticus had taught her. Standing on his porch made Scout see the outside world from his perspective, allowing her to comprehend how lonely and foreign it must be. Additionally, Jem also demonstrates empathy several times in the novel.
If wanting revenge means, being blind of what's happening around you, then Willie isn't able to see that he is hurting his family with such a feeling of wanting revenge. I noticed this when his wife said “You don't sound human, and I don't like it.” And Willie answered “You'll get used to it.” Also when Willie didn't let his kids go to see the white man, instead he locked them.
First of all, Scout and Atticus have a good relationship because he teaches her respect and is always honest with her. When Scout comes home from school, she was upset of what miss Caroline her teacher told her that she need to tell Atticus to not teach her read anymore but, Atticus told her that “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 … until you climb into his skin and walk around on it”. (39) This example proves that Atticus respects what Miss Caroline wants him not to do, on the other hand
He shows random acts of kindness to strangers his father remains cautious of. He seeks to understand why the gangs are ‘bad’ and believes that deep down, they too are loving. The mother did an unspeakable act that seems cruel at most looks, but to her, she was proving her love to her son, trying to give him a better life. The power of love will always transcend after death, and that is why love will always exist in a broken
She has failed as a wife in her her husband eyes since she does not do the duties that are expected in the Creoles society. She never really wanted to have children at all but she did anyway to satisfy Leonce. She felt it was unnecessary to always have to be with the kids. If one of the boys "took a tumble whilst at play, he would not apt rush crying to his mother's arms for comfort; he would more likely pick himself up"(50).
Focusing mostly on Insipid. He describes how the teacher never really paid much attention to the young boy and how she never bothered to call on him because all she saw was just a foolish child. For example, “The teacher thought I was stupid… Teachers were never interested in finding out that you couldn’t concentrate” The educator never gave the kid much thought, despite her being the one that would mold the younger generations mind. (2).
And with that remorse of doing so he begins his journey of self destruction. This is all he knows, to shut down and behave in such a manner where refusal to show grief is necessary for his growth. As mentioned earlier Okonkwo also beats his wives and children. Okonkwo was a damaged man who for fear of being seen to resemble any aspect of his father lived in anger; something Unoka seldom showed. This damage carried through into his emotional ties like his wives and children and frequently beat his family to show masculinity.
Bob Ewell might as well be the total opposite of Atticus when it comes to parenting because he lacks the respect that parents should have towards their children. Mr. Ewell disrespects his children in many different ways. In the novel, Bob Ewell blames his daughters sexual abuse on an innocent black man. During and towards the end of the trial, readers start to see that Tom Robinson is not guilty and start to question Mr. Ewell’s honesty. It is very obvious that Bob intentionally abused his eldest daughter.
Furthermore he rejects the confess offer. Thanks to John’s stubbornness the court hangs him. Another character also with important reputation is judge Danforth. He does not want to seem untrustworthy. First he accuses many people from the witchcraft, and when some people start to doubt about it, he arrest them.
He feels hatred towards him because he defended a black man in court. Atticus says to his son, “ There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ‘em all away from you. That’s never possible.” Author, Harper Lee writes this to show that hatred is a common thing in society but you must keep that emotion to yourself.
In the novel to To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has shows us how Scout how matures throughout the novel by giving events that has happened in the book and shows a specific detail on how it impact her to be mature An idea come from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird in the chapters it provide us that Scout also matures from the time she spends with the people who live around her and with talk with her. At the end of novel she has lost much of her innocence due mostly to the events surrounding her. In my opinion the event that had a big impact on Scout was the court that took place it has changed Scout because she learns about prejudice and intolerance when she witnesses the trial of
We all describe a parent in different ways. Some say that they may be stubborn, idiotic, loving, or helpful. They all differ based on the opinion of the person. An example of a good adult would be from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, His name is Atticus.