When you are taught to love and accept everyone and everything, that is all you can do. If things like these are taught in your life then you will teach others about those same things, your teachings become your morales and with your morales comes the power to make the right decisions.In the book Atticus shows us how he wants his kids to grow up, he shows this in how he raises Jem and Scout and how in every mistake they make he corrects them with what's right, however what's right to him is wrong to everyone else. This makes it clear how he was taught and how those teachings became his morals to live by. A great example of Atticus doing this is when Jem makes an accusation about someone without knowing where they are coming from, he then replies “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.” . This one specific quote shows the reader how Atticus passes down what he has learned.
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.
He wants his children to retain their integrity and justice. Atticus’s calm wisdom and exemplary behavior guides them through their mistakes. Through discussion with Atticus, Scout and Jem can see what they have done wrong and why. He teaches by example and sets an example for impeccable behavior and honesty. For instance, since Atticus reads everyday, Scout and Jem also read everyday.
Due to more reasons why it persuades the colonists to give away their peace and freedom. “Show your faith by your works, that God may bless you”. (Paine 110). Shows a separation between faith and peace take place to show sympathy towards the parents to be involved in what to bring peace home to their children. Even the parents want to see their children live the good life with the values and qualities of peace and freedom.
Despite the fact that he was helpful and kind especially towards Mayella Ewell, who later accused him of raping her. Tom was sent to court and found guilty even after Atticus Finch had undisputedly proved Toms innocence. Yet he was found guilty simply because he was a coloured African-American man. Harper Lee portrays Tom as a kind-hearted and respectful man, who took time out of his day to help other people, people who were underprivileged (even thought they were white). Lee's portrayal of this outstanding character and his Chivalrous acts highlights why he is the main reference to the image of the mockingbird in the title.
By giving Doug an orchid to give to his mom, and a new jacket to wear, Mr. Ballard shows Doug only only politeness, but how to give, without expecting anything in return. These hidden instructions make Doug a better person, and propel him along on his journey into a better state of mind. Mr. Ferris, Mr. Powell, and Mr. Ballard all express to Doug the sympathy and kindness he lacks in his everyday life. Mr. Ferris helps Doug with his social life, instructing him to reject the stereotypes into which he has been placed . Mr. Powell advises Doug on his family life, teaching him to use the difficulties presented by his dad as fuel to get where he wants to go, and Mr. Ballard disciplines Doug on manners and how to show others the kindness he has been shown.
He is always a voice of reason, and he leads by example. He also has an enormous role as a court appointed defender. Especially in the Tom Robinson case, Atticus gives everyone time to tell their side, even if the outcome looks bleak. He is a teacher to his children as he teaches them right and wrong
These key skills explain why Harper Lee was able to create such a spectacular narrative. But really, if one thinks carefully about this, these key narrative tools were able to save this critically acclaimed classic from attacking the issues of racism and prejudice head-on, but instead talk about them in a more subtle manner. This skillful writing was able to lift To Kill A Mockingbird up to the legendary status that is has rightfully earned up to this
Although many types of racial oppression and injustice have hindered Walter’s dream, his character teaches readers that social restrictions can be overcome by personal willpower and a support group. Walter takes a stand against racism and for his family to express his manhood. As Hansberry’s A Raisin In the Sun closes, the reader learns that Walter can now find contentment in serving as a positive and worthy role model and leader to his son and the rest of the
In the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is a plentiful supply of characters that are considered strong in reasons such as Characteristically and strong as in fleshed out story wise. In my humble opinion based off those aspects, I feel that Atticus Finch is the strongest of the characters in the novel. Atticus’s Character traits of Courage, Responsibility, and Integrity are most clearly shown through how he Defends Tom Robinson despite the odds, How he Parents his kids, and how he selflessly defends Tom even though it’s Unpopular to defend a black man. Atticus’s Acts of courage in the novel are quite astounding. As quoted by Atticus Himself “Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee.149)
Finally, Calpurnia teaches Scout and Jem valuable lessons on morality. In “To Kill a Mocking bird”, Jem and Scout are influenced by other characters and develop into mature young adults. Morals and values taught by others is an important part of growing up: especially taught by fathers. Atticus teaches the kids that despite social divide among the community, people still need to treat others with respect.