Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of the young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He is specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
Growth and Maturity: Jem and Scout’s morals and values in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird Children develop their morals and values from the actions of those around them. Throughout the novel “ To Kill a Mockingbird” Jem and Scout learn several life lessons from their many teachers. Scout Finch, one of the protagonists of Lee’s story, is taught to consider things from other people's perspective. Furthermore Jem learns about social classes and hypocrisy in the adult world. Finally Jem and Scout were both taught by Boo Radley that one cannot be judged and should not be judged by anything other than their actions.
His genuineness is directly presented to the reader. As a reader, I am more confident that he is innocent of the crime, after comparing him with filthy Bob Ewell. Tragically, Tom cannot make himself believed by characters in the story. He lives in an pitiful age when prejudice becomes standard. Tom meets difficulties even from coming into the court and vowing to the Bible.
Could you imagine living in a world where your family is always criticized simply because you stand up for African-Americans because it's the best thing to do.When children grow up they face multiple problems and they learn to be responsible . To Kill A Mockingbird , by Harper Lee is a flashback about a few kids that mature over a few years. Scout ages from 6 to 9 over the time of the novel and shows much change. Over the years, she is exposed adult issues,and eventually shows an understanding of respect and bravery. During the book, Scout learns a lesson of respect and bravery .
The reader obtains a clear image of the characters which allows for the reader to be more involved in the novel. Of course, the characters are what construct the story into what it is, without the reader knowing what the characters are like then the story would be nothing but merely boring. In The Grifters, Thompson allowed for the actions of the characters to be more touching or shocking. As the reader learns in the beginning Lilly is nothing but malevolent to absolutely everyone including her own son. Therefore, “her nominal heartlessness” that the reader becomes familiar with, allows for the reader to feel compassion for Roy (Thompson 10).
As Atticus was speaking to his kids he says “ You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30.) Atticus is always putting things in different perspectives to teach his children. Atticus is a father role model, he teaches his children not to follow social norms. Secondly, by Atticus defending Tom Robinson it teaches Jem and Scout about how the justice is not fair. As Atticus spoke to
The role models of Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, and Atticus teach her lessons on her education, racism, and respect. The character of Miss Maudie in To Kill a Mockingbird aids Scout in her coming of age by showing her the good, teaching her important lessons about Maycomb, and standing up for what she believes in. In the
Atticus, then gives some words of advice, saying, “ ‘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’ ”(Lee 39). It is evident that Atticus is a man of wisdom who teaches his children life lessons and morals. Atticus advice to Scout, helped her change her point of view of Miss Caroline’s
Scout goes through a journey to bravery from carelessness, while I go through the same journey through the context of kindergarten. Through the character of Scout, in the text To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that everybody goes through their own unique journey to maturity, and with that courage comes in different
He states that all men were created equal as he says, “But this is a truth that applies to the human race.” King also uses ethos when he describes the prejudice and hate that he’s witnessed in everyday life. He then describes what could be everyday life, with children playing together and becoming friends regardless of race or nationality, saying, “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.” The two men use ethical influence to demonstrate why they are correct and just. Finally, King and Finch use pathos. King pulls at his listeners’ emotions with his words of hope, living up to the speech’s name of I Have a Dream. He tries to rouse his audience, proclaiming, ”Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.” Atticus Finch tries to get the jury to realize that Tom Robinson hasn’t done anything wrong.