The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin."
Yet Tom Robinson could not have done a thing to stop the mob if others weren't there to protect him. “To Maycomb, Tom's death was typical. Typical of a nigger to cut and run. Typical of a nigger's mentality to have no plan, no thought for the future, just run blind first chance he saw. Funny thing, Atticus Finch might've got him off scot free, but wait-?
In the book Atticus is seen as the wisest person in Maycomb and from what he says is that could be true. Atticus is a great person to learn about the importance of not prejudging people saying things such as this, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee,27) Atticus tends to find the good in everyone and that is what people should do if they want to really live in equality. What has been explained in this essay is not only what Scout learns through characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s also what we as people should learn about prejudice and do our best to avoid it. Will we ever eliminate prejudice? No, It’s human nature to have first impressions about everything, and there will always be evil people in world however, rather instead of trying to eliminate prejudice, we should work together to get to know one another better and not separate ourselves based on our
After Holden found James Castle’s body when he committed suicide, Mr. Antolini warned Holden not to die nobly for an unworthy cause, but Holden might think otherwise. For instance, “ Holden emphasizes that the guy is week and little, he has no chance of physically standing up to the bullies. Rather than be ‘phony’ by taking back the insult, he jumps. To Holden this might sound a lot more like a noble cause...” (Shmoop). Holden might disagree with his teacher because he believes that James Castle is the one brave enough to end it
Bob Ewell depicts the stereotypical white supremacist, Atticus on the other hand chooses his morals over the society’s expectations. When brought the case of Tom Robinson, an alleged black rapist, any lawyer in Maycomb would’ve immediately denied Tom. Atticus chose to defend him, even though he knew he had no chance of winning. He told Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and respect, Atticus knew Tom deserved someone to fight for him. This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community. As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
To Kill a Mockingbird Dialectical Journal #4 "I try to give 'em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason... in the clutches of whiskey - that's why he won't change his ways. He can't help himself, that's why he lives the way he does... they could never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live" (Lee 268). (CH) Most people in the town of Maycomb could believe that Dolphus was an abomination, a drunk - whatever one would call him. But he was only playing a trick.
Then almost immediately after Alex contradicts himself by thinking “ In my book and the blind eyes of justice, the fact that a man had it coming doesn’t make killing him right “ (Patterson 194). This shows Alex’s true opinion in that he believes that killing a man who was clueless doesn’t make it right. It also shows he thinks everyone is innocent until proven guilty just like most cops are caught not and that he believes only courts can issue punishment not some group of vigilante
How can lying and telling partial truths be more ethical than following the law? One of the final scenes in To Kill A Mockingbird reveals the death of Mr. Ewell after his attack on Jem and Scout. Atticus believes the written law show be directly adhered to, while Heck Tate believes morals take precedence over precise legal codes. The men have differences of opinion on who killed Mr. Ewell, and how they should respond. Each man views his cause as the most moral and most ethical.
Not only does Jefferson’s lawyer rip his identity but so does Henri Pichot in that he bets a case of whiskey where Jefferson will not become a man before the Friday where he will be executed. This reveals that not only does the lawyer but now Henri Pichot see him as a “thing,” that has absolutely no ability to be taught and become a man. But, Jefferson proves them wrong with the help of his community. Through the help of people in the quarter, they give Jefferson hope to regain his identity and manhood. Miss Emma raised Jefferson, therefore she is aware that he is worthy of attention and effort to make him a better man.