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.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a very important soldier in the Civil War, and although Chamberlain was a citizen turned soldier rather than a high-ranking officer, he was still able to help lead the Union Army to victory. In the book Killer Angels, written by Michael Shaara, the author provides the reader with perspective from the Union side of the long Civil War through Chamberlain. He reveals Chamberlain’s character through not only direct characterization but also through his decisions, words and actions. He’s a complex character with many faces. The reader gets to know him as an intelligent teacher, a courageous soldier, a decisive leader, a devoted brother and friend.
Additionally, at a younger age, he signed a document that practically began the domino effect that initiated the French and Indian war. He loved his men, but at times felt superior. These are but a few examples of the complexity that Vickery was able to display in his book. In other words, Washington was most definitely ‘heroic’, nonetheless he had his flaws as all of Adam 's fallen progenies do. In spite of this, he was an earnest and genuine believer, who aimed to be a moral man.
Throughout the whole trial there are multiple times when anyone who reads the novel knows that he is not getting a fair shake. The first time is when Atticus delivers his closing remarks and he says something that is very powerful and also very true about the case and Tom receiving an unfair trial, “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white” (Lee 203). What Atticus explains is that no matter how plain it is to everyone that Tom is innocent and could not have commited the crime, it does not matter because one thing is certain, Tom is black. And the jury being white means he has no chance at winning, it’s truly sad, but during the time of the trial that 's just how society works.
The poor citizens in Maycomb, Alabama face different inequalities. For example, the Cunninghams and Ewell families, even though they are both poor they are treated differently the Cunninghams are poor but honest, and hardworking while the Ewells are considered trash, and lazy. Social inequality in To Kill A Mockingbird is augmented by the woman, the poor, and the black residents which are considered inferior to the other residents. Harper Lee the author of To Kill A Mockingbird shows racial bias in many places. In particular racial bias is shown in page (220) “in our courts, when it’s a white man's word against a black man’s, the white white man always wins”.
During an interview between both Wes Moores, the author Wes Moore said, “Do you think that we are the products of our environments?” This shows that the author Wes Moore feels that there is some correlation between our environments and us. With communities and the environment surrounding a person being a very important and impactful to the person’s life and future, it is no surprise that the author Wes Moore came out to be a very disciplined and successful man compared to the other Wes Moore who is now in prison, serving his life
Tom Robinson did receive a fair trial; however, he was not fairly judged. Atticus ensured that he had the best chance of being found innocent. By showing plenty of evidence, and having strong statements. He was also able to prove his evidence throughout the trial, though a set of carefully planned questions and demonstrations. Tom was given the best lawyer in Maycomb; regardless, Tom was still found
Atticus appeals to the jury’s sense of dignity and propriety, while subtly saying that they need to make the mature, honest, and respectful decision regarding Tom’s case. Also, while Atticus preaches that all men are created equal, he connects with his audience and court members. When Atticus says, “A phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us” (274), by applying the word us Atticus uses a statement of solidarity, while linking the jury and the community. As a result of using this diction, the jury can infer that Atticus binds himself to them to strengthen the validity of his plea. Therefore, in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the use of pathos and diction in Atticus’s closing argument is used to persuade the jury and people of Maycomb to see beyond their prejudice and free Tom
This quote shows that the jury should of acquitted Tom because Atticus gave enough evidence to prove his innocent. However, the jury still believed Tom was guilty even with the information given. Although he lost the court case, Atticus was still a smart lawyer by finding a way to show that Tom hadn’t committed any
To Kill a Mocking Bird was a genius creation, written by Harper Lee, in this amazing novel she shows how prejudice and bias affected people on the daily basis in the small town of Maycomb in the early 1930s. During that time African Americans were mistreated because of the heavy prejudice against their skin color. The prejudice created by ignorant people in power who did not want toa see the world in someone else’s eyes, if people would just put themselves in African American shoes they would understand their mistakes and fix the problem. When people do not fully understand others they are creating prejudice and bias against them. Some interactions between whites and black were strictly forbidden by the society.
Atticus was a great man. He was kind, caring, respectful, well thought of, level headed, and anything and everything that a good lawyer and father should be. He is one too just wants what 's right, which is why he did his best to defend Tom, when the case shouldn 't have been given to him but a low man who just finished the bar Judge taylor gave him the case because he knew he would give it his all to bring out the truth. He also sees everyone as equals and does not believe that the whites are any better than the blacks. Attics makes points toward the jury that in any other place or time would have been ruled in Toms being not guilty but because of the segregation in the deep south of maycomb the jury had their mind made up before tom even
Tom Robinson is in court because he is accused of raping Bob Ewell 's daughter. Tom is a black man and during that time they were still being discriminated and being treated unfairly. Bob is a white man and when a white man accuses a black man of anything the white man is the outcome is usually in the white man 's favor. In the courthouse Atticus was trying to defend Tom Robinson, he uses an allusion and says, "But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal--there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein..." (210). Atticus alludes the jury to two of the most famous men in the era.
Tom Robinson was also innocent but because he is back no one would believe his point of view about what had really happened. At the Emmett Till trial the two men who had killed Emmett did not get in trouble. At the Tom Robinson trial Tom got in trouble for something he did. Those are my two comparisons
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
Benjamin Harrison was a great President because he was well-educated in the law and in the military. Plus, he handled tough situations. Although he was well reserved, Harrison put his foot down for the things he truly believed in. With all this, Benjamin Harrison passed many acts that shaped the US. Many can relate to saying that Harrison was intellectually inclined.