Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235). Atticus always attempts to place himself in other people’s places in order to give everyone a chance of being understood.
The other boys would tease him about bringing books home from the library. So Walter hid them by putting them in a paper bag. He also wanted to dance in the street with other kids and his father didn’t like so he made him quit dancing in the streets. Last but not least, this teacher did something that could benefit Walter and this was pull him out of class once a week for speech
Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American boy who was brutally murdered. Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi and went into a small store but no one knows what really happened in the store. Some people believed that his friends dared him to ask the white clerk out. Others might say that there was a misunderstanding about Emmett Till who had speech problems. It was said that his mom taught him to whistle before a hard word.
In the novel, Harper writes that the windows and doors at the Radleys house are always closed. The Radleys are never seen out and about in the town, they even do church at their house. Another reason I believe this is because the kids are scared of them. Since they live in a small town, rumors spread quick. Maycombs citizens have heard that when he was 33, Boo stabbed his father in the leg with a
“You got to think Ponyboy” is one of my favorites quotes to say after my parents died. I have two jobs and also to watch out for Ponyboy and Sodapop not to go to a boys home. I am the oldest of the greasers. I slapped Ponyboy to tell him to never be late again. Also I slapped him because I can not call the police because they will put Soda and him in a boys home and they would never see me again.
Leading himself to the wilderness was somewhat caused by his reliance to prove a point. But to also show that he could have endured more than that. At a young age he showed signs of rebellion and not much discipline to others. To an example Carine McCandless recalls memories of her brother being caring loving towards her but to never follow rules or discipline as many other children would do. From the novel recalls Chris’s ways in school of not listening it teachers and feeling that rules seemed to be overrated.
Willie “hesitated between the two; being perplexed to know which had the strongest claim upon his obedience. He finally concluded to go to his mistress.”. The author included this experience in her text to show how slavery mentally skewed the natural order of family relationships. Children should instinctively have more obedience to their parents versus a relative/outsider, but Willie knew from a young age who had the actual authority over him Willie’s father scolded Willie for his decision, but I am sure Wille father was more upset that he lacked the authority to truly/safely govern his children and in actuality his children belonged to their slave
The Necessity of Empathy According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, empathy is the ability to understand or share another’s feelings. When one thinks about empathy they may not care about its importance. However in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the narrator’s father, Atticus, ensured that his children knew and cared about “The Necessity of Empathy.” Even if someone is positive that they understand a person’s situation , there will always be a factor that was forgotten and that the person will not truly understand until they “climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Some of the main characters learned and demonstrated empathy, such as Atticus, Jem, the narrator’s brother, and Scout, the narrator. For instance, when Atticus is given Tom Robinson’s case by the court many of those the family once considered close turned their backs on the. One of these instances was at the jailhouse, after this situation Atticus thanked his children for making “Walter Cunningham stand in” his “shoes for a minute…” This demonstration of empathy could have, and most likely did, save Atticus’ life in the novel.
James McBride demonstrates that one can learn about his own identity through others opinions of him in his society. Generally, youngsters often do not care about each other’s races unless someone wants the kids to distinct between the two races. At an early age, James realized that his race has something to do with his Identity. He noticed that both black and white people glare at his white mom and her black kids with an obscene expression on their face, letting James know that his family is different than other families which the society considered more acceptable than his family. James started to compare his skin tone with his mother’s skin tone and noticed that she was white however he was black.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.