Atticus put his career; actually, his life at risk to save the unlucky black man, Tom Robinson, as the narrator says “Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” (Lee 266). Atticus is categorized as a courageous man with real courage because with the amount of strength he put in to defend Tom Robinson, he was appreciated by the whole black community, and at the same time take care of his two children perfectly well. Atticus also teaches his kids valuable lessons, the ones that you wouldn’t learn in school; introducing them to the real world, the world with racial segregation. Jem and Scout took conscious of the world around them thanks to Atticus.
Mockingbirds In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is considered committing a sin. Two men are considered metaphorical or figurative mockingbirds in the fact that they are considerate to others, but have something that puts them at a disadvantage to other people, these two men are Arthur, Boo, Radley and Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is at a bigger disadvantage because of how he was born, than what happened to him later in life. Tom has the disadvantage of being African American, in a racist town, and having a rubber like left hand, he was crippled on the left side. Arthur Radley was a white man, but we think he might have had some kind of disease that made him be perceived as a little different than most people.
Not only did he not commit the wrongful act people accused him of, he never acted wrongfully or illegally. Many people knew Tom as a truly good man with a good heart. To the hard-working, dedicated, and loving, Tom, to perpetrate such a crime against a lady, seemed unthinkable. Yet, because MayElla dissembled both his character and the facts, he found himself desperately needing Atticus’s help to prove his innocence of this terrible
By the end, Scout smiles at him and says, “Hey Boo” (362). This action shows that there were no more doubts but a strong bond between them. Scout doesn’t fear him anymore but contrary to that she trusts him. She also recognizes that Scout was a shy man and a really good friend. Because Boo always hides himself in the corner so Scout helps him to go out.
Family is important to you right? Yes a lot of people would do anything to defend their family or stop someone that is slandering your family. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee describes the Finch family who lives in Maycomb and Mr. Finch defends a black man named Tom Robinson. Chapter 9 describes the problem between Scout and Finch (Scout’s cousin) and Scout uses violence to defend her father. This problem really helps me come of age understanding it is not right to use violence when defending family.
Everybody has their own opinion of what a hero is. A hero is someone who does what they believe is right, no matter what anybody has to say. They stand their ground and don’t fall into negativity. A hero is someone who is selfless and inspires us to be a better version of our own selves. One of the best examples of a hero is Atticus Finch, a lawyer and father in the 1930s in the book To Kill A Mockingbird.
Throughout the novel, Atticus Finch speaks the truth to everyone he comes into contact with. Also, if Jem and Scout, his children, ever ask him a difficult question, he never lies to them. Some people prefer to lie to Scout simply because he or she want to protect Scout, however, Atticus believes in telling everyone the truth. Readers can see that Atticus has ideal values based on his actions and words. For example, his decision to take the Robinson case displays his morals when he explains to his children why he must take the case.
The first character value exemplified throughout the novel is respect. There are many characters that show the values of respect, but the character that always has his mind set on being respectful is Atticus Finch. As the story progresses, Atticus believes that everyone is equal and should be respected. In this case, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is trying to understand the reason behind why her father is defending a Negro if he should not be defending him. Atticus had told Scout that,“‘The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again’”(Lee 100).
These men and women will be thrown around until the conflict has resolved. Even if they have a positive effect on society, they will be harmed. These people are symbolic mockingbirds. This cycle of unfairness perfectly describes Mayella Ewell and others from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. People like Mayella do nothing but good, until the are trapped in a heavy conflict with no way out.
In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own