With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
Jones supports Atticus’s honest nature by saying that, “Reflection gives us humility, forces us to confront our own frailties and limitations; and compassion helps us love…”(Jones 152-153). In this situation Atticus has to confront his lawyer and father side; however, his decision tells readers that he still cares about Jem through his honest nature. Ultimately, Atticus would rather tell the truth and put his son on trial rather than let lies fester and develop into rumors in the small town of Maycomb because it is the right decision to
When Sal’s mom was still in Bybanks they always picked blackberries together. When her mom kissed the tree Sal kissed the same tree and could taste some blackberries so Sal started to kiss all kinds of trees, each with a different taste. On page 29 Sal says, “And then I started thinking about the blackberries, and I remembered a time my mother and I walked around the rims and the fields and pastures in Bybanks, picking blackberries.” This shows blackberries are very important to Sal because it was a good memory about her mom instead of the one where she yelled at her. Also when Sal kissed the tree she could taste blackberries so Sal started to love blackberries. When Sal thought about her mom she thought about blackberries.
Abigail Williams lies a lot in this play and she gets the other young girl girls that were caught in the forest to lie with her. Although John Proctor does not buy into their story. He knows Abigail very well and he says “Proctor, his voice about to break, and his shame great: In the proper place—where my beasts are bedded. On the last night of my joy, some eight months past. She used to serve me in my house, sir.
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” (128) Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird was displayed in many different areas, from not following poplar opinion, to trying to overcome an addiction. Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens one, or strength in the face of pain or grief. Mrs. Dubose, Atticus Finch, and Boo (Arthur) Radley are three characters who demonstrate the theme of courage. Mrs. Dubose exhibited courage by refusing pain killers to overcome her addiction to morphine.
Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes when Jem tells Scout that he finally realized why Boo Radley might have stayed in his house for so long. She also puts herself in his shoes when Boo Radley wants to see Jem, but does notknow how to comfort him so she says he can pet him. Another time Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes was at the very end when she was standing on the Radley porch and going back through her memories through Boo’s perspective. “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin." To walk around in someone else skin in this quote means to look through things from a colored persons point of view and how they see life. This lesson "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a persons conscience." (chapter 11 page 120) teaches us the importance of making decisions as an individual based upon you own morals and values instead of following thw group and being influenced by what others do. The book "To Kill A Mockingbird" has many life lessons that Atticus teaches us and his children throughout the
Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
The quote by Martin Luther King Jr “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he made stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. This quote means that a man’s personality/character is shaped and determined by the way he reacts and responds to the difficulties and hardships that he face’s. The way in which this quote by Martin Luther King” relates to the novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” is the way Atticus feels when he defends Tom Robinson. From the outside he looks all confident and professional but from the inside he is very nervous and scared. Even though Tom Robinson is a black man it makes it difficult for Atticus because they were in the era of the Great Depression where there
Atticus goes against the grain of the majority that would rather see Tom proven guilty for a crime he did not even commit. He is willing to be an individual amidst town pressure to be otherwise. Perhaps the most valuable quote illustrating individualism and belonging is again