Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Creative Title Many people believe integrity is one of the most important traits to have. Nowhere is this concept more prevalent than in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the town of Maycomb, racism and prejudice are so deeply ingrained in society, they impact every aspect of daily life, including the justice system and one’s right to a fair and equal trial. Despite this fact, Atticus Finch is wise to accept Tom Robinson’s case due to the benefits to both his children and his community. By choosing to defend Tom Robinson, Atticus is choosing to teach his children morals and the value of standing up for what they believe in, rather than letting them fall victim to the racist hivemind of Maycomb.
23). In conclusion Atticus’s decision to defend Tom, although dangerous, was wise on his part as described in the last paragraph. His family was put in danger, but ultimately was the right thing to do. Not only did he keep his conscience intact but he also possibly saved other black men and women from hate deaths and hate crimes. The sacrifices that he made was the right thing to do, and nothing can change
(Add background on the book, and bring up the case of Tom Robinson) Many people might not agree to Atticus’s actions as he accepted Tom Robinson's case. Atticus knew the consequences, and the outcome of the whole situation, but he still stayed faithful to his high morals and values. Despite drawbacks, Atticus Finch was wise to defend Tom Robinson. (Make a Claim: Because he yada yada yada) Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. He was brave enough to take the case knowing that everyone wouldn't agree with him.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
Atticus Finch Throughout “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Atticus Finch is depicted to be a well-rounded character. He shows his children the importance of education, and equality. When brought with this case he knew he would get ridiculed, but he took the case on because he knew it was the right thing to do. Atticus represents morality and reasoning, and because of that the loss of this case won’t alter his view on the world . Atticus could’ve been the best lawyer in the world, but that wouldn’t have mattered because of the race of the defendant.
Harper Lee illustrated Tom Robinson as a kind, church-going man. However, the town sees him as a criminal who took advantage of Mayella Ewell. The citizens of Maycomb felt that Atticus should not bother defending him because he did not deserve it. They made their disapproval known by making whispers about both Atticus and Tom Robinson, advertising a new cartoon modeled after Atticus, and assembling a mob to attack Tom Robinson in jail (Lee chapter 12).Mrs. Dubose was one of those citizens who was not afraid to make her opinion known, even to Jem and Scout, telling them, “Yes indeed, what has this world come to when a Finch goes against his raising?
“You can't really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.” (Harper Lee) In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley sheds his reputation as a freak and forges a strong friendship with the Finch children. Initially, Boo is seen as an invisible monster by the Finch children largely because of rumors spread around Maycomb County. Over the course of time, however, Scout and Jem begin to understand Boo and learn that appearances are not always what they seem. Through various events and circumstances, Boo Radley’s real persona as a kind, thoughtful and courageous person is revealed, as he and the Finch children develop a special friendship. Rumors, especially untrue ones, can destroy a person from the inside out.
The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin."
Another mockingbird in the story is Boo Radley. The children at first see him as this scary monster, but after showing them kindness the kids see him as kind hearted, and gentle. Much like a mockingbird; from that they learned just like a book, you can’t judge someone by what you hear, or see. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee gives readers a chance to see how racism in the deep south turned into injustice and leads to the killing of innocent minorities. By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught.