He tells Scout and Jem that “You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down” (76). Atticus is displaying true courage by doing what’s right no matter the ridicule and racism they will go through. This strongly impacts scout and Jem and reflects on them the true meaning of courage. Atticus also develops Jem and Scout 's sense of character by teaching them to be the mature one in a situation. After the torment off all the townsfolk about Tom Robinson 's case Atticus tells them that "…no matter how bitter things get, they 're still our friends and this is still our home" (76).
The quality of empathy allows the good side of human nature to shine through. In the case of Scout, the young protagonist in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, empathy plays a crucial role in her moral development as she navigates the evils of a closed-minded Southern society. By following her father Atticus’s advice, she manages to resist the influence of hateful attitudes in her town. Without her ability to empathize, Scout is just as much at fault as the prejudiced and unaccepting residents of Maycomb for overlooking hypocrisy and prejudice. Empathy, the capacity to vicariously experience the ordeals of another person, is a fundamental part of what constitutes a moral person and is essential in having the capacity to understand and forgive others, which Harper Lee portrays through Atticus’s advice to his children, the children’s changing perception of Boo Radley, and Atticus’s forgiveness of people in Maycomb.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, topics like stereotypes and inequality are mentioned in Atticus Finch’s Closing Argument. Both King and Finch create a persuasive case to overcome racism through the use of logos, ethos, and pathos. One of the first things that King and Finch use to increase the effectiveness of their speeches is logical appeals, or logos. Logos is valuable. They are facts, so they are not debatable.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, As a punishment for destroying Mrs. Dubose camilla's Atticus sends Jem to read to her as both punishment and to teach him a lesson about compassion and courage. But something the reader would not expect can out of this and has turned someone‘s life around. Mrs.Dubose is the most strong minded and compassionate in the novel because she speaks her mind and tells Jem and Scout what she thinks of their father and this is what she says “Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for!”(Lee 135). This shows that she is not afraid to speak her mind and still Atticus shows her respect even after she insults him. Atticus sees Mrs.Dubose as a human being that is sick and needs that one person to show her some compassion.
Attica; a district in ancient Greece where Athens was located. Athens is widely known for its wisdom, rational outlook on life, and belief in justice, much like Atticus Finch is. Atticus Finch is the narrator’s, Scout Finch, father, and teaches her how to read and write as well as important life lessons, including equality and understanding. "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.”, in this quote, Atticus explains courage to Jem and Scout.
This created the critical difference between the two, and the aftermath of each trial affected the communities in different ways as well. In the final chapters of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” while some people moved on, other bystanders felt distressed and guilty that an innocent father had been killed, yet the Scottsboro case resulted in feelings of anger and resentment by the injustice. Each of these events continued to shape the communities of fictional Maycomb, and the modern United States. Harper Lee decided to base her bestseller on this case because of the impact it had on the nation as a whole. The idea of racism was brought to light, and millions of people became more conscientious of this discrimination.
In the same times, Atticus always persists his justice and stand firm by his justice no matter what others said or think. Atticus also presents an image of a model parent, he will always teaches his children patience and treat them as an adult. Atticus persist and also shows out justice, and he always has a special way of teaching children. Justice represents a really important characteristic, and in the book of Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, justice also stands for a significant point. Atticus has bravery to do the right things that are different from others, Jesus did the same, He shared the gospel which Pharisees and some Israelites hated.
Though she feels guilty about beating her children, she cannot help beating them again. So she tries to justify herself: “perhaps it was having no money or may be it was Cholly,” but they “sure worried the life out of me” (124). Her children’s daily needs become lighted matches to the fuse of her disappointment as a black woman denied beauty and romantic love. Wade- Gayles says, “the notion of motherhood as a sacred calling lived out in Sistine tranquility is a rhetorical lie in Pauline’s culture” (72). Morrison destroys the stereotypical image of the strong, loving black mother through
Despite the fact that he was helpful and kind especially towards Mayella Ewell, who later accused him of raping her. Tom was sent to court and found guilty even after Atticus Finch had undisputedly proved Toms innocence. Yet he was found guilty simply because he was a coloured African-American man. Harper Lee portrays Tom as a kind-hearted and respectful man, who took time out of his day to help other people, people who were underprivileged (even thought they were white). Lee's portrayal of this outstanding character and his Chivalrous acts highlights why he is the main reference to the image of the mockingbird in the title.
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. In the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Author uses Conflict