For example, John Proctor was willing to sacrifice his good name to protect his wife. He is a husband and a father, although he made mistakes, his family is very dear. He is a person who stores moral convictions and only cares for the safety of his family and individual welfare. In addition, John Proctor's decision to tell the court about his business ironically shows his kindness. He no longer continued his relationship with Abigail, who privately terminated his sins.
Someone to Learn From “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”(39) Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird had once said wisely to his headstrong daughter. Struggling to raise his two kids single-handedly, Atticus stood out as one of the most prominent and impacting characters in this story by Harper Lee. He had a moral compass that pointed straight north and he tried his best to lead his children down the same road by teaching them from an early age. Atticus Finch led a humble life, showed fairness to everyone, and loved his two children unconditionally. Mr. Finch, although a well-known lawyer, never boasted or threw his status around.
Despite the fact that he was helpful and kind especially towards Mayella Ewell, who later accused him of raping her. Tom was sent to court and found guilty even after Atticus Finch had undisputedly proved Toms innocence. Yet he was found guilty simply because he was a coloured African-American man. Harper Lee portrays Tom as a kind-hearted and respectful man, who took time out of his day to help other people, people who were underprivileged (even thought they were white). Lee's portrayal of this outstanding character and his Chivalrous acts highlights why he is the main reference to the image of the mockingbird in the title.
1. Though there is an incredible amount of important characters in the novel, to me, the most significant character in Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. His actions and treatment towards everyone and everything caused me think the most in comparison to the other characters. For instance, Atticus makes an important decision to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in trial during Chapter 9, thus leading to harassment towards his family not only from school, but even from their own neighbor and a relative. While his actions put him and his family in trouble, Atticus still stands firm in his beliefs.
“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
In “To kill a Mockingbird” Atticus is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb that helps people with their cases. As a result, he may not be the one who shows the most courage throughout this book. For this reason, opponents argue which character in this book shows the most courage. For example, many say Mrs. Dubose shows the most courage because she tries to break her drug addiction. It says, “Mrs.
John’s portrays honor throughout The Crucible in his loyalty, the good he gives to others and he's a good husband. The Crucible teaches readers to stick to what they believe in, even if others disagree. John died, but with honor because he did not let others change his mind. Like John Proctor risks his life to say what he believes in, others from around the world protest what they believe in even though some get thrown in
When chosen to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape, he must`decide to truly defend Robinson or not. Atticus’ choice to protect him shows immense integrity and dignity although it earns him cruel criticism from his neighbors and family. When Scout asks Atticus why he took the case, he replies that he would never be able to ask Jem and Scout to mind him again if he didn’t take the case. Atticus would have lost his dignity and respect for himself if he hadn’t attempted to save Tom Robinson from an unjust fate. One can only strive to attain such integrity and dignity as the character of Atticus
To defend a Negro in this situation takes courage. Atticus abides by the trust and duty given to his role and does everything to bring the evidence of Tom 's innocence in front of the jurors. He questions the truthfulness of Bob Ewell 's statements even though he as a white man is accusing a black man. Atticus shows that a man shall be judged by his deeds and not by his colour or social status and risks the community 's furore, insults and threats. He is insulted of being a Nigger-lover by adults, children and even by his own family.