Proctor actually preferred not to go to church because he disliked Reverend Parris; Proctor was not entirely sure of Parris's true intentions. When John expresses his frustration by stating, "when I look to heaven and see my money glaring at his elbows..." (Miller 65) it brings him great dissatisfaction, especially after working a long hard day on the farm. Some people in the town were afraid to express the same discontent Proctor has because they do not want to be accused of witchcraft. Although, others were bold enough to confront the court and converse with the judges about how they felt. Giles Correy, being one of the people who stands up, says, "and yet silent minister?
He seems almost too focused on coming up with excuses for why he is abnormally close with Donald. His actions make him seem very skeptical about his intentions and actions in regards to Donald Muller. Father Flynn then goes and talks to Sister James separately to talk with her about the accusations. By talking to Sister James alone, Father Flynn not only broke the rules but also seems suspicious. Father Flynn seems suspicious by
In the book we see this when he battles for Tom Robertson even though he knows he will most likely loose. Furthermore when Atticus is determined because he made Scout go to school even though she was upset about having to wear a dress. Another reason he is determined is he didn't want anyone to get to Tom when he came back to town. This is a few reasons why Atticus is a determined
The rationality of Atticus Finch is a defining feature of him that aides many people and assists him on many occasions throughout the novel. First, “Aunt Alexandra tells Atticus that he shouldn 't have let the children watch the trial, and Atticus retorts, "they might as well learn to cope with it”(Smykowski). This quote demonstrates Atticus’s rational thinking by his intelligence and comprehension of the situation. Shrewdly, he recognizes how the children will eventually encounter the prejudices of the community and realize they cannot hide behind the curtain of innocence forever.
Imagine you caught your child doing something considered taboo by all of society. Would you lie to cover up your shame, or would you face the rest of the world and own it? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are the children of lawyer Atticus Finch, but they are not the problem. Mayella Ewell is a 19 year old poor white woman who claims that Thomas Robinson, a black man, beat her then raped her. But, this might not be the case.
Respect is a hand, calling out, waving, waiting to be picked on to express its views on a topic. People look up to it, and admire its nobility and intelligence. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set during the time of the Great Depression and the Jim Crow laws, when black people and white people did not have the same rights as each other. The book is told in the point of view of Scout, a young girl whose father is a lawyer for a trial for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who was accused of raping a young white girl, Mayella Ewell.
In most dystopias the author makes it seem like it’s a wonderful place to live but The Road is not like that at all. The father and son are well aware the world they live in is a awful place to be. The son knows he going to die sooner rather than later because of the ashes everywhere you go. The man gets up and walks to the edge of the little hill they slept on and starts coughing really bad and he looks up and starts talking to what someone would seem like himself but to him there was someone there and he started saying“Are you there? Will I see you at last?
In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman. When Atticus’s daughter, Scout, talks about what happened at school, she says that “...the school buzzed with talk about him [Atticus] defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary” (Lee 92). The racist people of Maycomb, Alabama were all annoyed and horrified at Atticus for taking the case. Many people at the time believed that all black men were criminals. The townspeople did not feel like Atticus should be defending a negro.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, many people are born into a life and perspective that all black people are inherently bad. This is what explains the reason for Tom Robinson’s false charge and verdict. As the trial goes on and reaches the final verdict, people are torn between different views as Tom Robinson is shot and killed while trying to escape jail. After the death of Tom Robinson, the town of Maycomb learns that a different perspective is not always a bad perspective. Scout, Jem, and Uncle Jack Finch demonstrate the use of a different perspective in a positive way when the negative seems to overwhelm them.