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.
We can see the first glimpse of empathy from Atticus when the black community in Maycomb gave him food to show their appreciation for his effort in protecting Tom Robinson. His reaction quoted from the story is “Atticus’s eyes filled with tears…’Tell them I’m - tell them they must not do this again…’” (p.249). It is obvious that Atticus is really thankful but his empathy causes him to understand that times are really hard right now, especially for the black community, that’s why he doesn’t want them to sacrifice the little things they have. Another major occurrence of Atticus’s empathy was when he was threatened and spat on by Bob Ewell.
Lee shows many examples of people being courageous throughout the book, like when Atticus protects Tom. The lynching mob shows up to kill Tom even though they didn’t have any evidence that proved he was guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Atticus protects him. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout when Bob Ewell tries to kill them, even though there are many rumors and lies about him. Atticus also steps up again to defend Tom in court even though his own sister disapproves of his actions and thinks that their family is too good for Tom. Over and over again there are scenarios where people have to have to be courageous, people have to face being alone, and being different, courage is standing by yourself while everyone around you judges based on the decision you made to do what is believed to be the right
Some people may say that light will always have an opposite, darkness. Someone will always have a selfish desire that ends up hurting other people. In Frankenstein, he approaches the old man, who is blind, and confesses to him that he is the one who has been doing all of the nice deeds for the family. He asks for the comfort of their home and not to be afraid of him. The rest of the family comes home and sees the huge, scary creature with their father.
Atticus Finch is a static character who is an attorney and father of Jem and Scout in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the novel his belief in all people stays consistent. He genuinely believes and accepts that all people have good and evil sides. Atticus says, “You 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.
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
Diaz attempts to convince the readers that Montezuma is living comfortably in captivity with no resentment towards the Spanish. Nevertheless, multiple incidences during his captivity suggest otherwise. The guards are often disrespectful to Montezuma; he took away his men and was made to watch them burn alive, which is the worst possible death according to the natives. As a political leader, Montezuma had authority and leadership; not only his people supported him, but the Spanish was impressed by his generosity and wealth. An example of the guidance from his people was the translator, Dona Marina.
They are hidden behind the bushes and ignored. Harper Lee shows numerous accounts of voicelessness in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. How Boo Radley never comes outside, how Mayella Ewell is being forced into lying about who truly hurt her. Also, how Tom Robinson has no true say in his trial. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1960) she highlights the voiceless characters through Boo Radley,
Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” (275). Showing how Perry did not have anything against the Clutters, he just felt anger and resentment from his past life he lashed out on the first people there. Many people feel pressure to fit in, however when they felt hopeless to ever be accepted as normal, they turn to crime as revenge.
Throughout the story we witness the heartless killings of the main character, although he feels a little for each killing. This ties it in with one of the themes, “humanity doesn’t have boundaries.” In the words of the author “then when the smoke cleared, he peered across, and utter a cry of joy. His enemy had been hit.” This story leaves us thinking about how some actions may seem important and you have to do, but after the action is done you are filled with regret.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch, father of Scout is a character with great morals. A great example would be Atticus being chosen to represent Tom Robinson, a young African American man. Atticus also reminds his children to never judge anyone until they have lived in their skin. Lastly, he prepared his children for the future instead of covering their eyes leaving them blind to the real world.
Paragraph #3 Furthermore, the most reoccurring character trait that Atticus portrays is empathy. For instance, Atticus shows Scout how he understands and share the feeling of others when Scout had trouble adapted to a new teacher in Maycomb. Atticus shows empathy towards Radley family because he understands that rumors relating to the Radley family causes the family a great deal of trouble and unwanted attention from curious youngsters such as Jem, Dill, and Scout. An instance in the novel when Atticus showed empathy towards the Radleys is on page 65 “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man.” Atticus says this quote to Jem when he was trying to get Boo Radley outside.
Charlotte from the book Charlotte's Web embraces similar qualities to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In Charlotte’s Web, a pig named Wilbur fearfully awaits the day his owner slaughters him. A clever spider named Charlotte notices Wilbur’s angst and feels tremendous empathy toward him. As a result, Charlotte weaves a web that illustrates positive words describing Wilbur. Charlotte intentionally brings attention to Wilbur so his owner will develop empathy for him as well.
The 1930s were a time of controversy, housing the great depression and after the civil war, it was a breeding ground for racism. Set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, Jem and Scout, children of Atticus Finch become enthralled by the mysteries and horrors that surround Boo Radley. Atticus, a lawyer then begins to defend a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman. It is through this that Jem and Scout begin to learn the true atrocities that mankind commits. However with Atticus's guidance they also learn the meanings of empathy and compassion.