Mayella’s dad was mad at some of the events that happened during the trial because Atticus had chosen to represent Tom and certain questions that he had asked Mayella. Her father confronted Atticus in town, spit on him, and told him that he was going to kill him. Atticus did not care what was being said to him and chose to walk away. Even when Scout tells Atticus that kids have been bullying her because their dad is protecting people of color he tells them to ignore them because it should not matter what they are saying. He teaches his kids to have a strong sense of justice, to be open minded, and always do what is
At the beginning of A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, Grant and Jefferson who are two black men who have drastically different views on life, they started out as bitter and angry people. Towards the end , these men evolved into caring and brave characters due to the influence of motherly-like women. At first Jefferson didn’t want to listen to Grant because he believed that life was near the end, and he thought that teaching kids wasn’t going to get them anywhere since they will eventually become the people who unload wood. Miss Emma and Tante Lou instructed Grant to visit Jefferson and see him stand up for his rights and so did Vivian, Mr.Wiggin’s girlfriend. In A Lesson Before Dying, women helped foster the development of Grant and Jefferson as characters
“Here I learned to lie, to steal, to disassemble. I learned to play that dual role which every negro must play if he wants to eat and lie” Being surrounded by white people Richard came in contact with many incidents where he couldn 't respond like he wanted to, he had to repress his anger if he wanted to live. He watched black women get beaten and he even experienced things that he could not control. His pride was shot down in some incidents but he responds or he would have gotten beaten or killed, In Jacqueline 's passage, if her daughter would have responded with anger, the outcome would not have been positive or
By establishing the fact that he is not insulting the court or trying to rationalize murder, Darrow can clearly show he is only trying to stop the court from giving these children an onerous burden they will have to endure--until their deaths. Darrow continues with, “if I should succeed, my greatest hope will be that for the countless unfortunates … I have done something to help human understanding, to temper justice with mercy, to overcome hate with love” (68). Darrow gives the insight he is not doing this only to be paid, he is presenting his argument in the hope of keeping future generations from the gallows. Darrow’s candor and finesse makes the judge take him seriously and thoughtfully consider his arguments. Through Darrow’s persona, the audience believes he is doing this out of the goodness of his heart, and if he can see these killers’ worth, they should be able to as
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
Although they are white, their poverty and bad reputation made their social status just a step above the black people. Bob Ewell is alcoholic and abusive, but he still wants to improve his family’s situation as a father. However, the fact that "he was the only man ever heard of who was fired from the WPA for laziness" (Lee 78) proves that he isn 't willing to earn it. But in accusing Tom Robinson, he finds what he believes is a brass ring. From his perspective, the town should think him as a hero for saving Maycomb 's white women from a ‘dangerous’ black man.
Amir thought Hassan as “the lamp he had to slay.” on the contrary, his guilt is relentless, and he recognizes his selfishness abates his happiness. “I almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, lie, driven him out, and destroyed a forty year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t.” Amir has listed the things that he done, which made his shameful and guilty sentiments, compare to younger Amir, the older Amir realizes how dire the consequence of his action before and understands his cowardice and he feels regret. Still, he does not have the courage
Rachel was reverend Brown’s daughter she too disagreed with Cates’ actions. When she tried to scare Cates into backing down, he resisted. Cates then continued to sacrificed himself in order to bring justice to the one-sided town of Hillsboro. On the contrary, Rachel was another brave character in the play Inherit The Wind. Rachel was the daughter of Reverend Brown, who brainwashed the people of the town to radically believe that God must come before anything else.
Armand suspects his wife and child were of African blood. Armand lost his love for them both and felt resentment towards them. The audience assumes as well that Desiree's background had caught up to her and is now naturally being punished because her assumed black heritage in the racist South. What the audience later finds is that ironically the baby looks the way it does not because of Desiree but because of Armand. Desiree is found abandoned by her unknown parents as a baby, a wealthy white couple finds her and adopts her
Atticus realized when he found out that behavior of that nature was unacceptable and ordered for the kids to not disturb them. An event where Atticus forces reparations is when he forces Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose. Jem destroyed her flowers after she held remarks of Tom Robinson’s trial and relativity to Atticus. In most people's mind the destruction of Mrs. Dubose’s flowers would be a fair trade for the harsh words she told Jem but Atticus held him to a higher standard. A quote related to this event is “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.