Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocence actions combine with Boo’s actions have changed the image of Boo, in their mind, from “inside the house lived a mavolent phantom” (10), a person that kills cats, eats squirrels, poisones pecans… to a neighbor that they can trust who saves them from Bob Ewell, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children can’t even come near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walks Boo up to
In Chapter 6 of the novel TKAM, shows us that there are two types of courage- physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage was shown as Jem and Dill decided to “peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they could get a look at Boo Radley.” And moral courage was shown to us when Jem decided to return to the scene of the crime in order to retrieve his pants. Physical Courage In order to satisfy their curiosity, at night, Dill And Jem planned to get a glimpse of how Boo Radley looks like. Worried and frightened for the two, Scout had no other choice but to join them. Although Scout was scared of coming back to the Radley Place, she gathered her courage and went along with Jem and Dill’s Plan.
After Bob Ewell, the prosecutor of Tom Robinson, attacks the children and dies in the attempt, Atticus refuses to cover it up because he, “‘Don’t want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don’t want anybody saying, [...] Sooner we get this over with the better’” (Lee 366). Atticus would not let the local sheriff say that Jem did not kill Bob Ewell because he thought that Jem did at the time, and wants his kids to know that they should be treated like the rest of the community. Before that, when Atticus was defending Tom Robinson, he was telling the jury that the opposition had lied because they were, “‘confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption—the evil assumption—that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women’” (Lee 273). Even though Scout and Jem were not supposed to be there, they learn how racism could kill an innocent man, and through that learn why Atticus had constantly reminded them of why equality is so important. With them learning about equality, they also learn about the town’s racism and how it should not be included in their definition of a person, another mini-lesson taught by Atticus to instruct his kids about
He’s telling the court the reason why he wont give the mans name up because he doesn’t want the man to be put in jail. Giles also chooses to be pressed instead of hanged like the others because his sons will still be able to inherit his land. This quote shows that no one was safe from being persecuted for witchcraft. Another time that pride lead to persecution was when Danforth admits that he’ll hang as many people as it takes. Danforth states that he is willing to hang all 10,000 people if he had to, to keep the good name of the court.
Ethics and morality play an extensive role in how we treat others and are treated in return. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, an unfair court case, a misunderstood man, and symbolism are used to illustrate the theme of ethics and morality. To begin with, the first appearance of the symbolism is when Scout and Jem were gifted air rifles for Christmas and Atticus told Jem that he could, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (92). Atticus tells him this because mockingbirds have done nothing wrong, and only make beautiful music for the people to listen to. This is parallel to Tom Robinson in the sense that he never hurt anybody or did any wrong, he only ever helped Mayella Ewell
The Ballad of Atticus Finch In to Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that wisdom is demonstrated by having already experienced what has happened or what is about to happen. Social justice requires wisdom because one's self has to know what they are dealing with and how to handle it. The character of Atticus Finch displays wisdom by not picking sides because of color on Tom’s case, by understanding the money problem that the Cunnigham’s had and by understanding his physical limitations when Jem and Scout want to play Atticus is wise because he knows it is unfair to be racist in this era and definitely with the job that he has. Atticus demonstrates wisdom be telling Scout about how it is unfair to cheat a colored man by saying
Innocence and the Mockingbird The mockingbird is a very important symbol in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the novel, Jem and Scout are raised by a single father, Atticus, who is also a lawyer. Atticus is given the job of defending a black man, Tom Robinson, in court. Tom is clearly innocent, but because of racial prejudice during the Great Depression, he is proven guilty. Also, Boo Radley, the neighbor of Jem and Scout, kills Bob Ewell, the man who tried to attack Jem and Scout.
Morality Morality is doing what is right regardless of what others will think. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. As they grow up in a small, segregated town Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and her older brother Jeremy “Jem” Finch learn many important scrupulous lessons through their father, Atticus. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes Atticus to display the importance of courage, tolerance, and empathy. One lesson Atticus teaches his children is courage.
"Jem, I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." This insightful statement was told by Atticus Finch to his son, Jem Finch. Many people in Maycomb had to deal with racism, hatred, and discrimination because of their skin color or because of the court case. Most of them, if not all, showed true courage by standing up for what they believe in and keeping their heads up high.
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay “When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help,” vividly allegorized Thomas Harris. The callous guards of Enfield Prison Farm heard a defenseless rabbit fleeing for its life, and, like the supremacist savages that they were, saw an opportunity. They did not kill the rabbit because it was reasonable or because it was their duty. They did not even haphazardly harm it in the heat of the moment. The fox saw a crippled negro man deploying his last strengths, and it preyed on him, mutilating him with each of their seventeen barraging bullets.
Manitowoc County did not abide by the law on the Brendan Dassey murder trial. Investigators pulled Brendan Dassey out of class to question him without his parent 's consent. Investigators coerced Brendan´s statements to make Steven Avery look guilty. Manitowoc County District Attorney Ken Kratz did everything in his power to make Manitowoc County seem like they were abiding by the law when they really did not. “He said I declined to go in with Brendan but I wanted to go in with Brendan, the police wouldn 't let me."