In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee shows that we shouldn’t be too quick to judge another person’s character based on outward appearance and the stories and rumors we have heard. The character Boo Radley is a perfect example of why we shouldn’t be hasty to judge. On the outside, Boo looks like a scary neighbor that lives just a few houses away. “.....he had sickly white hands that had never seen the sun. His face was as white as his hands…..” (Harper Lee page 32 ) Boo’s mouth is described as wide and his eyes look gray.
Also, Scout demonstrates compassion for Boo Radley who is an outcast of society because of rumors spread about him. Atticus expresses compassion in To Kill a Mockingbird by acknowledging that Mrs. Dubose cannot control her actions even though she is very mean to his children. After Atticus finds out what Jem has done to her camellias, he shows compassion towards Mrs Dubose by talking to Jem about how what he did “to an old lady was inexcusable” (128). Mrs. Dubose struggled to control her morphine addiction before she passed away, causing her to act mean and aggressive towards Atticus and his children. Atticus wants his children to understand that some people cannot control their actions even though the reason is not apanent.
Courage is the mental strength that is needed to overcome a fear or difficulty. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee, displays courage in the character Boo Radley. Boo is a recluse that never steps foot outside of the Radley house; the town considers him a malevolent phantom, and there are many rumors about what he spends his life doing. For much of the novel, Jem and Scout are curious to meet this obscure character. Boo gains curiosity as a result of watching Jem and Scout, and eventually, he has to surmount his shyness to help them.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
“ ‘Sacre tonnerre,’ said the captain, ‘but is it feared that it was that accursed Englishman himself---the Scarlet Pimpernel’”(pg 15, Orczy). It was under the disguise of an old woman that the Pimpernel was able to rescue a family of French aristocrats, from right underneath the authority's noses. Those involved in the French revolution despise him for this ability to hide himself from them with his cunning. Chaveulin grows increasingly frustrated for not being able to discover the Pimpernel due to his master disguise skills.
Here is an example of when you really wonder if people are good deep down. If Mr.Van Dann is being so mean how can he be good at heart? Despite his actions at this point I still believe he is good. Maybe not at this moment, but let’s remember how thankful and happy he was at Hanukkah. People can have different sides, but that doesn’t change the fact that deep down under the gloomy clouds is a little light pushing the darkness out.
The Knights are not intelligent, they're not strong nor brave. An example of lack of intelligence is when they build a wooden bunny to send into the french castle like the Greeks did which is also satire. During the attempt to get into the French castle a historian was telling us of the arthurians an unknown knight came and killed him, this resulted in the police being called and for an investigation. throughout the movie it shows like the witness and it was the historian's wife and it shows them looking for whoever killed him. Sir Gawain strongly believes in the respect of marriage so saves his chastity for then.
Reverend Parris is very greedy and repeatedly demonstrates selfish behavior throughout the play. Parris thinks only to protect his good reputation and keep his position as minister in the town of Salem. In the beginning of the play, Parris’s daughter, Betty, was sick in her bed; instead of being worried about his daughter, Parris’s main concern was what people would think about the chance of witchcraft in his house. At the end of the play, Parris expresses his selfishness for his name again when he asks Danforth to postpone the hangings; for the night before he found a dagger in his front door and is afraid that if honorable citizens like John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse are hanged, the town citizens will rebel against him. Reverend Parris works for a good name because of prideful and selfish reasons.
People hurt others to make themselves seem powerful but never think about how their actions affect other people. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee uses two important characters, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson, to represent how it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird. To Kill A Mockingbird is about two kids, Jem Finch and Scout Finch, who has a neighbor, Boo Radley, that is stereotyped as creepy lunatic. Their father, Atticus Finch, has to defend a negro, Tom Robinson, who was accused of rape, and a man named Bob Ewell is angry that Atticus is protecting Tom Robinson because Atticus is protecting the negro who has been accused to have raped Bob’s daughter, Mayella Ewell. As a guilty man, Tom Robinson goes to jail and dies of seventeen gunshot wounds.
They (including George and Hazel) had an instinct that it was wrong, but no one was willing to break out of it. However, Harrison did it. Even though the result was not successful, at least he tried. I personally think that putting into action is more important than just thinking of it. Therefore, his effort is worthy of being a hero.
While it is understandable to believe in the pretense created by incorrect information, Lee tries to teach her readers to recognize how information can be warped when dealing with crimes that are circumstantial. Though we may hate the ones who provide false evidence towards incorrect ideas, the goal is to not make the same mistake the gossipers do by bearing false witness. Perhaps the town would not be able to look past Tom’s pretense of criminalistic behavior if there were none in the town who could model, but Lee has a few, including Atticus, that do. To Kill A Mockingbird is still read in today’s society to remind readers