As Scout (a young girl) comes home after getting whipped at school, Atticus(her father) tells her “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb out into his skin and walk around it” (pg 48). It’s okay to classify someone as bad because of an action they did, always focusing on that act is something we shouldn’t do
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch employs pathos and diction in his closing argument to the jury and the people of Maycomb in order to persuade them to see beyond their prejudice and free Tom Robinson. Atticus informs the jury about the evil assumptions that society makes about Negroes. Pathos is used to persuade the jury when Atticus says, “Some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men” (Lee 273). In saying this, Atticus tries to convince the audience and jury that everyone is capable of making mistakes, and differences in appearance does not mean that groups of people are superior to others.
However, he believes Tom Robinson and Atticus work hard to defend him. Therefore, some people pissed to Atticus. The people, who live in Maycomb, say such ugly things about Atticus Finch, a white man, for defending Tom Robinson in court, because Atticus believe Tom and he tried to defend Tom seriously. Long time ago, many people believed that black men is not good, polite, and NOT believable, so they were treated like slaves. Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before.
“Lemme tell you somethin’ now billy, you know the court appointed him to defend this nigger.” “Yeah but he aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Lee, 165) This quote is purely just ignorance and prejudice, this quote is a good example of how most of the town feels, they are mad at atticus not for taking the case, but for actually trying to give Tom a fair trial. People in this town in this time period were extremely racist and prejudice, and it’s very clearly shown in this quote, at first the man says, you know the court chose him to defend this negro; meaning they didn’t think it was bad to be appointed, the townspeople thought it was a terrible idea and decision for Atticus to actually give this his all, this also shows how the town has very little respect for Atticus, as soon as he took the case people started turning on him for simply defending an innocent
Boo Radley and his isolation from Maycomb County, the racial aspects of Tom Robinson, and the decision Atticus Finch makes as a lawyer, to defend a black man has all made them fall in the hands of Maycomb’s prejudice ways. In Maycomb, people fear what they do not know and what is unusual to them, hence shaping the rumours of Boo Radley to cope with the unknown. Considering he is unseen from the public eye, and has a messy past, many begin to fantasize what is happening with him currently by constructing stories. Anyone who claims that they know information on Boo, have no proof or firsthand experience to support it as the truth. Scout knows that Jem’s information source on Boo Radley is from another individual and their fantasies, “So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighbourhood scold, who said she knew the whole thing.”
The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children cannot even go near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walk Boo up to his front porch. Throughout the novel, Scout has changed her view of Boo after a chain of Boo’s actions toward her. As Scout grows older, she becomes wiser to understand her father’s lesson, “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 ” (39). 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.
Atticus is a responsible character in to reasons. The first reason is a father figure for his kids. He’s protective by telling the kids why its a sin ti shoot a mockingbird. He gets scared when Scout and Jem show up at the lynch mob. He doesn’t want the kids to be in the courtroom when the trial happens.
The themes of Loyalty and Betrayal affect Winston throughout the novel by forcing him to alter his actions; he must hide his fear from the children spies, he gets betrayed by O'Brien, and he decides to trust Julia and be loyal to her. In chapter one, Winston is confronted by two children who believe that he is a thought criminal. Since the children are under the influence of the party, Winston fears getting caught. This interaction between him and Mrs. Parson’s children introduces the reader to the fact that loyalty and betrayal are both common in this society. In this example, loyalty is used to betray.
In the second stanza of the poem, Kipling advises that we should be able to dream, but also stay realistic. Kipling points out that life has both successes and failures and you should be able to handle both. He emphasizes that it is important that we keep the ability of starting over even after failures and disappointments. In the novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird", Atticus fights the high profile case of Tom Robinson and works very hard to prove Tom 's innocence but he never loses the touch with reality. He understands that there is prejudice in the society against black people and that even though he tried his best, he could lose the case since he had not seen a jury deciding in favor of a black man.
In the middle of the video, Jason Russell says that he finally decided to tell his son about Kony. After his son hears about all of those negative actions by Kony, he undoubtedly says, ‘’We should stop him’’. This is very effective because children are though of as being pure and innocent. Children would not have any evil intentions or be cruel; therefore, if the child says that Kony should be stopped, it is a big deal. Even a small, kind, innocent human being thinks that Kony is a bad guy; hence, he must be a very bad guy.