As said in the book “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 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Reb Saunders, Mr. Galanter, and Mr. Malter live that out extremely effectively. Reb Saunders exhibits dedication in a couple ways throughout the book. Clearly, Reb has displayed that he loves his family very much. He cares especially about his eldest son Danny.
Abigail Adams uses rhetorical devices such as pathos and allusion to get her advice to her son John Adams. Adams uses pathos throughout her letter to show the support and tender love a mother can have for her son. Adams wants to let her son know that he has a support system from his family when adversity comes at him in
”(p.92) It shows that he saved kids from burning in a church. A hero helps others at any cost making people use them as an example of good stewardship. Greasers are not always good but some are kind people. Pony defiantly was a hero who helped others.
From a girl with little courage to a lady with true bravery, Scout is the most important character in Part 2. The person who is similar to Scout would be Atticus Finch because they were both willing to take risks. In Chapter 28, Scout was brave enough to look for Jem when Mr. Ewell was attempting to murder them. On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing.
In the novel The Road, paternal love and death are very important themes in the book. Paternal love is the love between a dad and his son, and you should have a close relationship with your parents. “What would you do if I died”(11). “I would want to die too”(11). This is a quote from the book that shows the fatherly love for his child, knowing he couldn’t live without him, and always wants to be with him.
Another character who values modesty is Miss Maudie Atkinson, their neighbor across the street. After Atticus had shot the dog, Jem was all butthurt that he did not know anything about it. While they were at Maudie’s, Jem and Scout were going on and on about how he could not believe that Atticus could actually do something like that. With this, Miss Maudie simply replies with, “‘People in their right minds never take pride in their talents’” (Lee 130).
Harper Lee portrays childhood as curious and innocent, but also the “more real” aspects of growing up; the fear, the stupidity, and the flaws. The meaning of To Kill A Mockingbird is, childhood plays an extremely large role in a person’s life, and it shapes one’s views, and goals in their future. Times that Lee represents the importance of childhood are when; Scout is curious about Boo (Arthur) Radley, when Scout and Jem sneak into the courtroom, and when Scout walks Boo Radley home.
Harper Lee considers her book To Kill a Mockingbird, to be a love story. There are many times during this book that this unique love is shown. The love and respect of your fellow man is a recurrent theme throughout this novel. Like with the incident with Mrs. Dubose and another incident with Walter Cunningham. When Scout beats up Walter Cunningham, Jem showed love to him by offering him to eat dinner with them as an apology for Scout beating him up and to show love and respect, knowing he was hungry, and knowing he would come.
Kellman states, “It is all right to run up to the porch of a recluse, as a game; it is all right to rub a poor boy’s nose in the schoolyard dirt; it is all right to make a snowman in the image of a neighbor; and it is all right to make fun of crabby old ladies” (1472). All of these actions are just every day, normal things in Scout’s eyes. Believing that there is nothing wrong with treating others this way, she continues to do these things. One day, she finally realizes that she cannot treat others that way. Realizing this begins to show that she is maturing.
He accepts their flaws and embraces them by acknowledging their presence. The biggest thing Atticus did for his kids was letting them be their own person with own ideas. “Well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn’t let you down.”(120) Atticus did not take what everyone is saying to heart, instead he let their words roll off his back. Jem and Scout have not yet learned to do so bt with continued support from Atticus, this goal will easily be reached.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, lawyer and father of Scout and Jem Finch, has chosen to take on the defense of the Tom Robinson trial. This decision by Atticus was very excellent and beneficial to help teach his kids very valuable lessons in life. For example, Atticus wants his kids to become familiar with, and attached to the ideals presented within law, and all of the aspects, or consequences that come with law. In the novel, it states, " 'This is their home, sister,' said Atticus. ' We've made it this way for them, they might as well learn to cope with it ' "
Acceptance is something everyone craves for at least once in their lives. A search for acceptance often results in many hiding who they are and pretending to be someone they are not. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, acceptance is one of the central themes. Acceptance is something everyone should have from the minute they are born until the day they die. People should not have to work for it regardless of ethnicity, gender or personal preferences,everyone is equal and no one should be casted outside.
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. "This comes from a wise man by the name of Atticus. He teaches his kids lessons to get through life’s challenges. His kids, Scout and Jem, learned his lessons through many examples such as the Tom Robinson trial and seeing the innocence of Boo Radley. In this essay, we will talk about the theme on To Kill a Mockingbird which is “It is a sin to kill the innocent,” and we’ll show this by identifying the character development of Scout, motivation of Atticus, and how we can apply this to real life.