The Evil’s Tolls “Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.”--Eric Burdon. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is based on the town of Maycomb during the great depression. Scout and Jem, two kids, were faced with many hardships throughout the book; like a court case involving wrongful discrimination and other evils they will overcome.
Jem and Scout could have been killed, but again, Boo came out at just the right moment and saved them. At this point, Boo was thought of as a watchful protector and a true neighbor to the children. As with all relationships, this one changed many different times throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. Boo went from being the children’s biggest fear to their biggest hero. At the end of the novel, the kids not only admired Boo, but also were thankful for him.
Digory also obeys Aslan when he tells him to take the very crystal apple he picked the tree and throw it into the mud to help plant a new tree and Aslan rewarded Digory for his obedience by letting him take the apple back to his mother in chapter 18. Digory is most noticed as a hero throughout the book. Even when he makes mistakes, Digory is still considered a hero. He saved London from Jadis, he saved his mother from death and his uncle from Jadis. In conclusion, Digory is a good character and hero to all of Narnia.
However, using Ms. Dubose as an example, she explained a new type of courage to Jem. Ms. Dubose knew that her struggle was close to impossible to win, as many people failed to break addictions, yet she still tried to fight it, and winning at the end. The courage to do so was considered, by Atticus, real courage. This was also demonstrated by Liu Xiaobo. He went against the most powerful force in his country, the government.
Atticus’s Quote Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird is changed the most not by one of the themes of the novel, but by a quote from Atticus. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, revolves around the quote Atticus says about how you really don’t understand a person until you see it from their perspective.This is important to the novel because this quote helps Scout develop and grow into a better character. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout develops and grows into a better character because of Atticus’s quote, “‘First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick Scout, you’ll gt along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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 39). Scout first learns the meaning of Atticus’s quote because of the Cunningham family.
This line demonstrates that Scout understands what Atticus has been attempting to teach her in terms of innocence and the value of life. She views Arthur as a mockingbird, someone who does nothing but good for the community. Radley is an exemplary neighbor, leaving gifts for Scout and Jem in the knothole of a tree. More importantly, he saved the children from Mr. Ewell. The motif of the mockingbird ultimately means innocence.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a book that tells three friends experiences over time. Whether it's helping take furniture out of a burning house or a father showing love towards his kids, Lee's story express love. Lee, considers "To Kill a Mockingbird" a "simple love story", this statement is true because Atticus Finch's neighbors show neighborly love as well as Atticus shows love for his children. Atticus shows love and support to his son and daughter, Jem and Scout, even through the toughest times. Atticus tells Scout, "Try fighting with your head for a change...it's a good one, even if it does resist learning."(Lee,101).
Everyone has someone they look up to, whether it be a teacher, parent, or celebrity. These role models are examples both children and adults follow, so it is important that they are surrounded by positive influences. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a widowed father, black maid, independent neighbor, and “drunk” man are all role models for the Finch kids. They influence Scout and Jem’s lives positively, teaching them how to be empathetic. The two major lady role models, Miss Maudie and Calpurnia, teach Scout ways to become a better person and understand her father.
When Brian says, “You are your most valuable asset. Don’t forget that. You are the best thing you have,” he is beginning to realize that he has to keep his head up. Brian has the choice between just giving up after seeing how little resources he has and using what he knows to help himself and the choice he makes reveals that he is learning to keep an optimistic, positive perspective on the situation. Another line from Brian that revealed the theme was when he thought “So much of this was patience – waiting and thinking and doing things right.” This is a fascinating thought by
“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.” (128) Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird was displayed in many different areas, from not following poplar opinion, to trying to overcome an addiction. Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens one, or strength in the face of pain or grief. Mrs. Dubose, Atticus Finch, and Boo (Arthur) Radley are three characters who demonstrate the theme of courage. Mrs. Dubose exhibited courage by refusing pain killers to overcome her addiction to morphine.
This next quote though matches with a character we don 't see much, her name is Mrs.Dubose. The quote states “If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone.” Mrs. Dubose has been an addict of morphine for most of her life, but at the end of her life she wants to get off the drug that was hurting her. She has to use every strength in her body to help her fight this even when she is at her weakest. This made her one of my favorite characters for doing this. She could not do this alone though she had Jem read to her every day just to distract her mind from thinking of morphine.
Moral Courage is having the courage to go against other people 's’ morals and do what you believe is right . Most of the time there are obstacles in the way of doing so, such as people, the community, and yourself. Most stories that use Moral Courage as a theme usually include a character overcoming one of these obstacles and showing Moral Courage. In the Book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” various characters struggle to do what they believe is right by taking action and going against the ideas of other characters. By using Conflict, they way the Characters’ ideas contradict with each others, and Setting, Harper Lee is able to create a story that teaches in detail about Moral Courage.