Captain Delano’s benevolent nature also causes him to notice the mulatto stewards “extreme desire to please; which is doubly meritorious, as at once Christian and Chesterfieldian” (2936), explaining that wanting to serve someone so much means they are a good Christian. Therefore, making the confines of slavery something that is divined by God through benevolence. When Captain Delano is leaving Cereno’s quarters he becomes frightened of passing by the slave Atufal, but then after passing him “with the chained figure of the black, clenched jaw, and hand relaxed. Once again he smiled at the phantoms which had mocked him, and felt something like a tinge of remorse, that, by harboring them even for a moment, he should, by implication, have betrayed an almost atheist doubt of the ever-watchful Providence above” (2943), rationalizing that to question the benevolent motive of a slave would be similar to questioning Gods providence and therefore foolish.
The “mockingbirds” in this book, are innocent people who have a pure heart. During the story, Atticus teaches his children the mockingbird lesson. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it 's a sin to kill a mockingbird." The essence of the mockingbird lesson is that you should not act offensively towards people that have never done any little thing to harm you. Atticus himself can be considered as a mockingbird because he sees the best from a person and a hope for human
John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her and what he was willing to do as mentioned in the play. “… A man will not cast away his good name you surly know that.” “I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name- you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent,
Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves. Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
These kind and selfless acts, are what make Boo and Atticus such noble and respectable characters. Even their small acts of kindness are considered love from the contrast shown throughout the book. Like Yin and Yang, there is no good without bad and no bad without good. The setting of the book is surrounded by such racism and prejudice that small things are considered cordial. Then the big things like Boo saving Scout and Jem and the black community sending food to the Finch household are considered beyond heroic.
The sense of caring heart and understanding for Scout that Atticus influences upon his children are in some ways a form of empathy because it is a way for Atticus to understand their situation and their hardships. Atticus in this circumstance is also empathetic towards the schoolmates as well by forgiving them and calling them home. Atticus easily empathizes with other people as a father of two children, but he is also naturally empathetic as he is a
Atticus Finch, who is the father of the young girl scout and her brother Jem, shows many striking traits throughout this novel that shows Atticus to be charismatic. Being serene, moralistic, and equitable are traits that make Atticus charismatic. To begin, Atticus Finch shows many examples of being serene throughout To Kill
To begin, The change we see in Atticus’s perspective and moral values from To Kill a Mockingbird to Go Set a Watchman creates a lasting impact on how Scout sees her father who was once her role model, and the dynamics of their relationship that Scout values. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is a honorable, intelligent, and courageous. Atticus cares about the moral upbringing of Jem and Jean Louise, but he allows his children to be individuals. In addition, Atticus teaches his children multiple life lessons. These lessons range from the respect of every individual to teaching Jean Louise and Jem a sense of morality and compassion.
Innocent Mockingbirds Wanted Thesis: Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and Boo Radley all symbolize mockingbirds because of their traits, qualities, and actions. I. Topic Sentence: Tom Robinson symbolizes a mockingbird because he is not harmful, he is misunderstood, and he is killed over a judgmental reason. A. Claim: Behind his skin color, Tom loved to assist others without a reward.
“People thought he was bad. But when they finally saw him “he hadn’t done anything… he was real nice.” “Most people are Scout, when you finally see them.” (Lee, Chapter 31). This quote illustrates how Lee closes the book with a subtle reminder of the themes of innocence, accusation, and threat that have run throughout it, putting them to rest by again illustrating the wise moral outlook of Atticus: if one lives with sympathy and understanding, then it is possible to retain faith in humanity despite its capacity for evil—to believe that most people are “real nice.” Clearly, this quote aids element Point of View because as Scout falls asleep, she is telling Atticus about the events of The Gray Ghost, a book in which one of the characters is wrongly accused of committing a crime and is