John Proctor Helped his friends be successful and cared for their safety. Proctor says “ You are the high court, your word is good enough! tell them i confessed myself; say proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman, but my name cannot!”. In the quote John Proctor does not want written proof that he was a witch because he wants to protect his friends and not throw them under the bus. This means he cares for his friends and is truly a good man.
The quality of empathy allows the good side of human nature to shine through. In the case of Scout, the young protagonist in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, empathy plays a crucial role in her moral development as she navigates the evils of a closed-minded Southern society. By following her father Atticus’s advice, she manages to resist the influence of hateful attitudes in her town. Without her ability to empathize, Scout is just as much at fault as the prejudiced and unaccepting residents of Maycomb for overlooking hypocrisy and prejudice. Empathy, the capacity to vicariously experience the ordeals of another person, is a fundamental part of what constitutes a moral person and is essential in having the capacity to understand and forgive others, which Harper Lee portrays through Atticus’s advice to his children, the children’s changing perception of Boo Radley, and Atticus’s forgiveness of people in Maycomb.
Daniel Webster was able to convince the jury to say the contract is invalid and saved Jabez. During this, he was also able to make the Devil agree to leave Marshfield and all of its people alone “until Doomsday comes.” Jabez was a beloved man in the community and Daniel Webster did not want to see him leave so he saved Jabez from the Devil. If Tom Walker were to have been more generous and humble, then he might have been able to gone to someone for help to save him from the
For example, Scout was being considerate when she was calling Boo Mr.Arthur, and also when she was being nice to him by leading him around their house. An example is when she said this, “You’d like to say goodnight to Jem, wouldn’t you, Mr.Arthur? Come right in” (371). Knowing that because of what he did, he must really look out for the safety of the kids, and by letting him say goodnight to him Scout is allowing him to do that. This is a turning point for Scout because this is the first time she really sees the real side of Boo, and she quickly learns that he really is a nice guy.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel which teaches us many themes like empathy by always following right morals and doing what is right. Inside those life lessons the novel also teaches us something important. Readers see the power of an 8-year-old to defeat a mob, making them acknowledge what they are doing and “stand in the shoes of another”. We read that a total stranger who is isolated from society (Boo Radley) helps a pair of kids and ends up saving their lives. People do bad acts because of power, or maybe they don’t know better, or (most of the time) people choose bad because if they do what is right it isn’t going to benefit them.
She finally begins to understand Boo and why he acts the way that he does. Ultimately, teaching her that she shouldn’t listen to rumors or judge someone simply because they are different. The town of Maycomb is a perfect setting for To Kill a Mockingbird. The way the people and the town influence Jem and Scout make the characters more realistic and the overall story much more interesting. To Kill a Mockingbird is an exceptional novel that conveys many positive messages throughout.
Throughout the book Peter shows to his and Ender’s sister, Valentine that he just wants peace and to be recognized so he asks Valentine for help. Ender can be vicious but only when he needs to be but Ender is more calm and is sweet to his sister because Peter always tried beating him up. But Ender is strong smart and is a great commander for killing the buggers. He would never hurt anybody if he had the choice but in the book there were a few times that in a way, he needed to.
Scout says, “Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in” (Lee 129). While Scout is saying this, she is talking to a group of men who are trying to kill Tom Robinson. This shows that even though this almost death scene is right in front of her, she doesn’t know what is happening is just trying to calm down the mood of everyone, and return the human to people but later realizes, when she is older, that she
Analyze a Break Up Letter. While I was reading Heather 's break up letter to Thomas, i believe it was a good way to do it. Just had a few things that you wouldn 't do in a break up letter. Overall she did a great job. She let it be known what she didn 't like about him and also threw some things she did like in him, so he didn 't feel so bad about himself.
Jem and Scout go across the street to Miss Maudie’s house to talk to her about it. In chapter ten, page 102., Miss Maudie tells the children,“You’re lucky, you know. You and Jem have the benefit of you father’s age. If your father was thirty you’d find life quite Different” This means that Miss Maudie stands up for her friend even though it might not make Jem and Scout happy. Another time that Maudie stood up for Atticus, is when he is trying to explain the main moral of the story, “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” Maudie says, “Your father is right, mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, the lesson of Atticus showing Scout that lying is alright sometimes is better shown in the novel rather, than the movie. The novel does a better job at executing the lesson because, the book allows for the reader to get on a personal level with the decisions that Atticus is making. Atticus is talking to Mr.Tate of the porch and says “Heck, If this thing’s hushed up it’ll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I’ve tried to raise him”(Lee 272). This is just a small excerpt from the books long conversation. The movie only allows the viewer to watch what is happening, while not as thorough.
One response, from the newspaper writer/editor, Mr. Underwood, highlights what some of the few progressive residents stand for, all with some underlying symbolism. “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children” (Lee 323). In this quote readers see how Lee uses a very minor character, who is white, to represent the feelings of some of Maycomb’s residents. Additionally, this is relevant to the theme because few people would be surprised if Tom Robinson’s death wasn’t even mentioned, and yet Mr. Underwood subjects his readers to a most poetic interpretation of Tom Robinson’s death, which he believes shouldn’t have happened. Additionally, one can assume that Mr. Underwood likens Tom’s death to the death of a mockingbird (a songbird) as it is stated earlier in the book, by Ms. Maudie, that “ …’they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.
To begin with, I think Mrs. Jones was super kind and nice to Roger because, any other lady would have called the cops on him. Roger changed a lot on page 32 paragraph five Roger asked Mrs. Jones does she need someone to run to the store for her obviously he was trying to be nice for she would trust him. Plus Roger had a chance to escape but instead he wanted Mrs. Jones to trust him. Mrs. Jones gave him food and money for his shoes she treated him like her child. She really saved him by teaching him a lesson because, if he could have been locked up or killed if it was someone else.
This changed when Atticus told her, “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). When Scout becomes empathetic, she finds it easier to get along with people, easier to understand the situation. Finally, at the end of the book, she perceives Boo’s compassion: he saved Scout and Jem from the immoral act of Bob Ewell, he brought them gifts, he put a blanket over Scout when she was cold, he stitched up Jem’s pants. The small acts of kindness that once frightened her now gave her a sense of sentimentality. Over the course of just a few years, Scout acquired empathy, lost innocence, and cruelty.
To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story that strangers aren 't always bad, okay, that 's not what it 's about but it does play a big role throughout the book especially at the end. While Boo is secretly watching the kids, he starts to care about them and you see proof of that by the end of the book. A main discussion that Harper Lee expresses is the relationship between Arthur (Boo) Radley and the kids, which although starts out with Jem slapping Boo’s house and getting his attention, turns out to saves both Jem, and Scout’s life by the end of their journey through Maycomb. Throughout the first part of the book we start to see a growing “relationship” with Boo. It’s not your typical neighborly relationship, it started out with a young boy