Towards the end of the novel, Huck’s true innocence is shown when he helps Jim escape his confinement at the Phelps’ house. Innocence got the better of him since he was debating whether he should inform Ms. Watson about Jim’s dilemma or should he save him. He saved him because he felt this was morally correct. He did not lose his innocence or “sivilize” himself towards societal standards or even as an
They both appear to have a strong sense over what is right or wrong and make the entirety decisions based upon their morals and beliefs of the time. Whether those decisions be as in Atticus’s case, inspiring, or in Proctor’s case, a mix of regretful and dramatic. Atticus shows he is a man of conscience primarily through sharing his morals and beliefs with Jem and Scout and wanting them to be able to recognise what’s wrong and what’s right. However Proctor shows he is a man of conscience through sticking to his morals, in specific wanting to keep his name keep his reputation as white as possible. Overall although Atticus and Proctor portray their good consciences in different ways they are both men of
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
The first reason for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson is Atticus believes in intergrity. When Atticus is grist introduced in the novel ' To Kill A Mockingbird' Atticus is described as someone with intergrity. " Atticus the twin lawyer, tries to do what's best for his clients even if they don't listen to him." Atticus tries to have the best interest of others at heart. Many people In the town of Maycomb don't agree with Atticus and him taking on the case. "
If Judge Taylor were to have had a say in whether or not Tom Robinson was guilty, Tom would have never gone to jail, and would most likely still be alive. Judge Taylor focuses on the facts, and the proof, so when Tom was declared guilty, although he knew it was going to happen from the beginning, it probably still stung a little to him. With each ‘guilty’ added to the poll, the reality of the trial sunk in, and it was hard to believe the society in with he was a part of. Like Atticus said, “this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant,”(203). John Taylor was the reason Atticus had to defend a black man, Mr. Taylor not only supported Atticus, but he supported Tom Robinson as well, he knew Tom was a good guy, with the unfortunate luck to get caught up in the trial.
In the story when he was being accused and tried to show everyone he was innocent but no one believed him just like the poem the bird was suffering until at the end when it said “but a plea, that upward to heaven he flings.” On page it said that Tom Robinson escaped from prison but later he got shot. The next character that resembles the poem “The Road Not Taken” would be Atticus because from the poem it is about that there is choices you have to make in life and once you choose something you can't go back, in the story Atticus had a choice to defend Tom Robinson or not. He decided to defend him anyway. After that most people disagree with Atticus’ choice, but in the story he explained to Scout why he chose to defend Tom Robinson, because he believes that everyone should be treated equally. There are characters resembles from different poems and songs, like the poem you’ve got to be carefully taught that resembles Scout because she is learning things as she gets older.
Dolphus Raymond says, “... folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey - that’s why he won’t change his ways” (Lee 268). It was significant when Jem, Scout, and Dill meet Dolphus Raymond because he opened their eyes regarding the prejudice in Maycomb. Despite this, the movie fails to mention Dolphus Raymond. This makes Jem and Scout less aware of the social injustices Dolphus Raymond and people of color face because Dolphus Raymond provides an example of social injustice for the children. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Dolphus Raymond helps portray the themes of social injustice and prejudice, but was not depicted in the
Consequently, he is somewhat short of the ability to view the world in another’s eyes. Among other things, this results in the fairly narrow identity of his neighbor Boo Radley, based solely on the boy’s youthful superstitions. On account of this, he comes up with the idea to play The Boo Radley Game, with little respect for the man owning its name. Later in the story,
Also, one day Scout, Jem, and Dill travel into town against their father’s commands, and behind Calpurnia’s back, to watch Tom Robinson’s trial. They thought that going to watch the trial would be interesting and fun. Disobeying her father is an act of immaturity. A mature child would have listened to their father because he knows what is best for his children. In addition, Scout thinks it is okay to be mean to others.
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons.
The mob tried to hurt Atticus to try to get to Tom. Atticus does not get upset about it, as he stated, “He might have hurt me a little, but son you’ll understand folks a little better when you get older.” Even though, Mr.Cunningham tried hurt Atticus, Atticus still told his children that, “Mr.Cunningham is a great friend he just has a few blind spots.” When Atticus decided that he was going to defend Tom Robinson, he knew it was not going to be easy. Atticus could find a way to turn a negative situation into a positive
He grew up being unkind and thinking that he could get away with anything he did especially when it was announced that he would be becoming a police officer and had been accepted into the academy. But with the arrival of Erin brought a small change to him, as she was willing to stick her neck out for Ned and stand up for him. This ended making him more conniving, no longer willing to stick with his chant of “Neddy, Neddy, never ready; ain’t got nothing in his heady.” (p. 3) but rather resorting to labelling Ned “‘DISTURBED & DANGEROUS’” (p. 155). Nigel’s friends are also a factor that must be considered as they also took part in bullying Ned proving them to not be some of the best people and shaping Nigel in a way. Nigel having “Too much cruelty, too little patience.” Is something that can change him and others that surround him, whether it be him exploding at someone or not, he is a prime example of shaping yourself however not in a positive way.
She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine. This next quote from “If’ says “ If you can trust yourself when all men doubt yourself.” Atticus trust himself to get Tom a fair trial even if he is black, he knew it was going to be hard but he has to do it for himself. Like the quote said though everyone else has no hope that Tom was going to win the trial, but since he trust in Atticus to do the best of his ability to win the trial for him Do you see how it feels like “If” and To Kill A Mockingbird were written by the same person it is crazy how close they are. I am completely certain that she used this poem to develop her characters, who know how many things she used to develop her