In Harper Lee’s critically acclaimed magnum opus “To Kill A Mockingbird;” Lee emphasizes her view on the importance of empathy through how she depicts empathy in regards to the characters Scout, Tom Robinson, and Atticus. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a novel shown from the view of Scout, a young girl living in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s, and her and her brothers escapades; mainly their captivation over an elusive local resident who doesn’t leave his house, and the drawn-out process of a court case against a black man, Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of rape. Throughout the novel, Harper Lee emphasizes the importance of empathy to her through how she
There is a Native American quote that says “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.” This quote shows a great example of empathy. Put yourself in their place and see how it feels, you don’t have to agree with, but you should understand them before you make judgements. That is empathy in a nutshell. In In To Kill a Mockingbird Empathy is an essential in the narrator Scout’s growing up or coming of age. There are countless amounts of empathy, which enforces how important empathy is.
Even though Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them wondrous things. Atticus punishes his kids when the deserve it. Jem and Scout are shown to be respectful and treat people the same.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book about a lawyer that has to try and save a man named Tom Robinson,because he has accused of something he didn 't do. To Kill a Mockingbird is an award winning book written by Harper Lee. Tom Robinson is a black man that was accused of raping a woman and a lawyer, named Atticus Finch, has to try and save him. Atticus is a kind and selfless man that likes to help people like Tom Robinson.
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
Every day we go about our lives. We make choices, make decisions but do we ever really think about if the choice we make is the right thing to do? Atticus is the answer to what we should do. Atticus shows the importance of making the right choice no matter what. This is shown through the actions of Atticus both in and outside of the trial.
Throughout this journal, Atticus can be characterized to be polite and kindhearted. To begin, Atticus can be described as being a polite man. One example that demonstrates Atticus being polite is how he has taught his children manners. Whenever Jem or Scout act rudely or talk back to an adult, Atticus is sure to reprimand them, forcing them to apologize and contemplate their actions. A point in the book that shows Atticus implementing his views of civility upon his children is when Jem tears up Mrs. Dubose’s camellias. As a response to Jem’s crude behavior, Atticus sends him back to Mrs. Dubose to apologize, and enforces Jem’s promise to read to her each day. This teaching of manners illustrates how Atticus values politeness, as to teach his children politeness, he has
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view. He does not judge people right away because of their actions. Miss Stephanie Crawford also states, “Mr.Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him” (Lee, 291). After all that Mr.Ewell has done to Atticus, he does not bat an eye. Atticus was
Our whole lives growing up we are told to follow the “Golden Rule”. This rule is defined as to treat someone the way you want to be treated. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch a lawyer in a town called Maycomb in Alabama tries his best to be a role model for his two children. In the quiet town of Maycomb Atticus is given the job to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. Atticus wants to teach his kids Jem and Scout life lessons at an early age so they grow up as respectable people. Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
Integrity is the quality of being sincere and having powerful high-minded principles. Integrity is shown in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a book that took place in Maycomb County, Alabama where racism was profoundly entrenched. Atticus Finch, a character in the book, is a lawyer who is assigned the case of Tom Robinson, an African-American, who was unjustifiably accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Arthur “Boo” Radley, his neighbor, is a mysterious person in the beginning of the book but ends up revealing his kindness. His children, Scout and Jem Finch, are following their father’s word of wisdom and learning about integrity throughout their experiences on the way. The amount of integrity can dictate someone’s reputation.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Written by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because he is someone who strongly believes in Justice/equal rights. Which is shown when Mr. Heck Tate shows up at Atticus’s door, Scout tells Atticus about how people think he’s wrong and, when Atticus talks about “Maycomb’s disease.” For my first piece of evidence, Atticus is telling Mr. Link Deas about the Tom Robinson case. “Link that boy might go to the chair, but he’s not going till the truth’s told.” Atticus’s voice was even. “And you know what the truth is.”(195) This quote is significant because Atticus is making it really clear that he will not stop defending Tom until the end. And that he is determined to get the truth out which is pretty obvious
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the character Atticus possesses the most compassion out of the other characters. Atticus is a man of profession, however, his compassionate heart can not be overlooked. Atticus tells Jem to "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (Lee 81) to display his compassion for those who are innocent. Compassion is the concern for the suffering or misfortune of others. A scene in the novel states that Atticus has no choice in representing Tom in the trial. At first, the novel shows that Atticus has no decision in defending Tom, however, one may later discover that Atticus wants to defend Tom. Atticus is the character that possesses the most
Atticus Finch is one of the most steadfastly honest and moral characters in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. His character remains, for the most part, unchanged throughout the novel. Atticus overcomes prejudice through courage, tolerance and standing up for what he believes in. Atticus serves as the moral conscience of Maycomb, a man of all people-white and black, rich and poor, who cannot tell a lie, treats all people equally and rarely has a bad word to say about anyone. Although Atticus’s daughter, Scout is the narrator and the story mostly revolve after Atticus’s children, Scout and Jem, Atticus emerges as the central and most powerful figure.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is told through the perspective of a little girl named Jean Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout. The setting is in Maycomb, Alabama, in the early 1900’s. Harper Lee uses the author 's craft of dialogue to achieve three3 goals. The three goals she is trying to achieve are to teach empathy, promote a theme and to get the readers to predict what will happen next in the novel.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee is set in the small town of Maycomb in