Atticus, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose are all examples of courageous characters within To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus, is just one of the wonderful examples of courageous characters within the novel. When Atticus is faced with controversy, he faces it head on and stands up for what he believes in. In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman.
The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has the theme of there is always good in bad and bad in good, its shown in the paragraphs above. The Finch family goes through a lot throughout the book, the theme of good vs evil was shown not only by Boo Radley and Tom Robinson but by Atticus himself. These 3 people all stand up for what they believe in and what is truly right
This shows that John is a very humble and prudent man, which are significant qualities of a good man. Next, John demonstrates courage as he comes
I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it 's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn 't hurt you." (124) In this, Atticus explains to Scout that he is defending Tom because he wants to and he is not ashamed of it or what anybody thinks. When no one would stand in Tom’s corner, Atticus was more than willing since it was the right thing to do.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee contains various examples of racism and prejudice throughout the novel. The story takes place in the 1930's, a period when racism was a part of everyday life. Prejudice and racism in this book are represented by acts of hate towards others because of the color of their skin. In this novel, prejudice and racism was dominantly pointed towards blacks. Acts of racism can be discreet to the point that you can easily miss them.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that social inequality breaks down a society through the use of conflict, symbolism and irony. Social inequality plays a pivotal role in the novel because the whole conflict between Bob and Tom is wrapped in it. From the first accusation to the final conviction inequality is intertwined in every paragraph, every word. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that stands the test of time because while our society has made improvements, inequality will never truly go away. This novel displays characters you relate to, ones you despise, and all that you fall in love with.
Oedipus’ typical compassion is tested when his position is at risk, exposing his selfish nature. Oedipus is usually a compassionate ruler. He would communicate with his people and give them a chance to be heard. For example, Oedipus goes to his people and after hearing them speak of their sufferings, he replies, “each of you suffers in himself alone his anguish, not another’s; but my spirit groans for the city, for myself, for you” (Fritt 5). Here, Oedipus is showing his sympathy and pity for his people and that he wants to help them.
“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You. All the rumors that were going around maycomb about Boo Radley and all the people that were afraid of him, Scout and Jem were like the only people that did not judge him.
Many characters had to face reality to see how people of color are really treated. Other characters lost hope for the white race to recognize people of color as equals. And several other characters used the power of words to restore that hope and help other characters throughout the course of the book. Eventually, the power of words and books like To Kill A Mockingbird made white people face the reality that people of color are in fact their
In this book, people also judged Tom and all the black people. They judged them only on how they looked. There are many important symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird. The most obvious one is a mockingbird. It symbolizes the innocence of some of the characters.
Compassion is a theme that is demonstrated in many different ways throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Compassion is represented by people who are looked down upon within a community in both the book and today. Jem shows compassion in the novel when he recognizes the unfairness of Tom Robinson’s verdict just because the color of his skin. Atticus expresses compassion for Mrs. Dubose who has a hard time controlling her actions because of her disability. Also, Scout demonstrates compassion for Boo Radley who is an outcast of society because of rumors spread about him.
Atticus showed moral courage defending a black man when the people in the courtroom continue to wait for the news of guilty. Lee gave Tom Robinson a sad outcome which leads to courage. In the novel, Atticus stated that Robinson is dead to his sister, Aunt Alexandra, and it created a really depressing and sad mood. Lee made the death sound really horrible and in a way to show moral courage in the characters. Atticus described that the guards “...fired a few shots in the air, then to kill.
Sacrificial Actions for Justice and Equality The fight for equality and justice has been credited to various men and women that have sacrificed many aspects of their life. A majority traditional societies see changes to the status quo as a threat and often oppose them. When sacrificial actions are made for justice and equality, society is more susceptible to change. Harper Lee’s
Think to yourself have you ever been treated a way purely based only the color of your skin? In the book, To KIll A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are many scenarios involving racial issues. In the injustice world of Maycomb made up of a majority of white people and some blacks. The book follows the lives of Atticus, Jem and Scout Finch a white not racist family, that goes through some tough times. Lee teaches her reader that racism causes people to make unjust decisions because they see blacks as half a human.
prejudice was very bad and strong in the 1930 and it's even talked about and shown in the book How To Kill A mockingbird by to specific carácter which are Heck Tate and Bob Ewell throughout the book they are very racist and unfair to african Americans. The book How To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is being told by the main character Scout Finch and in the story you meet his father Atticus finch who is a layer in a case involving a black man that supposedly raped a white girl named mayella his father strives to prove the black man named tom Robinson is not guilty scout and his brother Jem grow throughout the book by all the things that happen in their town of maycomb. jem and scout grow throughout the story because of all the racism that