Without compassion the world would be a dark place, there would be no such thing as love and there would be no one to lend a helping hand. Even in society today, people approach situations with no compassion, humans discriminate against others because of differences in color or appearances. In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" the author, Harper Lee, writes about a town that shows no compassion towards people of color even when there are lives at risk. In the book, we learn that "[you 'll] 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) All members of the Finch family show compassion towards others in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", Scout shows compassion
Atticus is the primary character Lee uses to show the difficulty of acting courageous as he is faced with challenge to defend Tom Robison, a black man who has been accused of rape by the Ewell family. With doubt he decided to take the case as if he was to argue, upholding his sense of justice and equality. " The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up my head in this town, I couldn 't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn 't even tell you or Jem not to do something again" (Lee 100). Atticus is explaining he basically would have been a hypocrite if he did not take on this case. He could have simply shown up at the court room and not do much, but that’s helpless to Tom, and no one would think less of him but
This quote relates to morality because it portrays how society was like several years ago. Morality is the ability to decipher what’s right and wrong to establish the truth. For instance, racism took a huge part in the county as many white citizens bestride over the negroes to show power. During the case with Tom Robinson, Atticus was able to provide substantial evidence to prove that Tom Robinson was not guilty regardless of what the other witnesses had said. However, since the jury consisted primarily of white race, the final verdict was announced as guilty. This shows how even though it was obvious that Tom would’ve won the case, it isn’t fair that they determined this by categorizing their race. It shows morality when Atticus acknowledges the fact that they are living in a racist world where the innocent could potentially be punished for an act that they did not commit to.
As a father Atticus has done everything he can to maintain his children, Jem and Scout, informed of what really is like out there in the real world. Honesty seems to be Atticus rout when dealing with life. In times Atticus will lose trial but the courage he has won’t allow him to give up on innocent people, like Tom. Atticus is the definition of role model to follow. He’s a great father to his children showing the the truth will always push them forwards in life. Not only that he believe everyone in this world is a mockingbird who isn’t truly known till walked in their shoes. LAstly his pride in taking a stand for someone who only has hope in himself is beyond exceptional for anyone else. Finally remember to treat other the way you want to be treated and don’t just assume, become them for a minute
Atticus believes in justice, equality, liberty, and respect and he wants to do what is right. For an example atticus knew tom wasn't guilty so he was helping tom in the case because he thought that is was the right thing to do. During the trial
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. In the Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird many of the characters experience empathy. For example, Atticus Finch, the father of the main character, shows feelings of empathy through his ways of payment with the Cunningham. Similarly, his daughter, and the main character, Scout Shows empathy with her being able to finally understand how Arthur (Boo) Radley feels and thinks. Finally, Tom Robinson, the man sent to court for the accusations of raping a white woman, would help Mayella Ewell, the woman he was accused of raping, whenever she needed it because he felt sorry for her. Atticus, Scout, and Tom are just a few of the many characters that show empathy in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Empathy is a main theme in To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee weaves the theme of empathy through many characters. This story takes place in a town called Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s. White town folks treat black people bad in Maycomb, but characters show empathy to both colored and white people. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, she shows the good and bad sides of empathy in characters like Atticus, Jem, and Scout.
Compassion is shown throughout the story and helps entertain the fact that it is very important to the community. It is shown when “Boo” Radley saves the kids as they walk back home through the woods. It is also shown when Atticus helps Scout through her problem of not being able to read at home because it was “wrong.” That shows how compassion is a big part in the community and how it makes the community more unified. Compassion
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is portrayed as polite, courageous, and fair in order to show the importance of a moral education.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a book filled with complex characters that can be examined in order to better understand human nature and who we should strive to be. The character held with the highest regard by readers is Atticus Finch. When reading the book, Atticus comes off as a man way beyond his time who stood by his strict moral beliefs. He was generous and understanding man who strives to better the world through his actions and the morals he instills in his children. Atticus accepts nonmonetary forms of payment from the poor and teaches his children to respect and help the sick and elderly. However, when examining his life further, as Lubet does, it can be seen that he may not be the exemplary person that people hold him on
Many people would agree that a hero is not necessarily someone who saves lives, but someone who is courageous enough to help people in need no matter what their situation is. In the literary work, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader is introduced to a character named Atticus, a lawyer and a father of two children. Throughout the novel, Atticus teaches his kids, Jem and Scout, life lessons through his heroic actions. Despite living in Alabama during a racist time period, Atticus decides to full take on the task of defending a black man in court against a white woman. Atticus displays heroism and courage before, during and after the Tom Robinson trial in order to set an example for his children and the town of Maycomb.
To have the ability to acquire and address compassion to others, have the willingness to think outside the box, while having confidence in yourself while standing up for the right thing are some major points Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men show us as readers and viewers. To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men, show men who were able to use their attribute to show compassion for others, their eagerness to think outside the box, while having self-assurance the entire time. To let the readers to pick up, they are willing to do whatever it takes to bring across the legitimate element of concern.
Justice. A simple word, a big meaning, and a powerful value. Atticus Finch, a lone man in the world of a prejudice society shows the value of justice by standing up for what he believes is right. Atticus is a fatherly figure in the town of Maycomb who teaches his children what justice is, by choosing to defend Tom Robinson in court. Atticus stays true, and continues to defend him even when most of the people from the prejudice town of Maycomb opposes him. Harper Lee the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" helps teach a valuable lesson through the life and teachings of Atticus. Lee sets her story in the heart of Maycomb, where a poor dirty white family accuses a
"It 's a sin to kill a mockingbird." These words echo through the course of the book 's development. When these words were written, the idea raises that character in the story can be defined as mockingbirds. Looking through the narrative, one could find out the best candidates: Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Arthur "Boo" Radley. The human activity of being a Mockingbird is being pure of spirit, kindness, and reliability; this based off the actual actions of a mockingbird. Mockingbird only make beautiful music for the world to enjoy, they cause no pain and no suffering for the creatures of this Earth.
“If you can learn a simple trick, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."  . The character, Atticus has a hand in three buckets throughout the story. Atticus is one of the very few characters who never has to rethink his stand on a subject. Many of the other characters such as Mayella Ewell do not think about other people or the situation they are in when they say or do something. Atticus Finch is an admirable father for his morality, persistence, and for his wisdom. Atticus Finch presents this in the situations he is portrayed in, in To Kill a Mockingbird.