One of the non-heroic traits Odysseus exhibited include being overconfident. One of the times this trait stood out when he went to the Cyclops and overestimated himself by thinking he would be able to gain goods from the Cyclops. However, he overestimated his capability and ended up with placing himself and his men in danger. Many protagonists are assumed to always be kind. However, Odysseus wasn’t always a pleasant person to be around and can be considered to lack humility .
"She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards. "(Page 207) He is saying that Mayella didn’t think that there would be a trial and that Tom would go to jail until after everything happened.
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
Boo Radley is also considered a mockingbird in the novel because he as well was subject to cruelty and injustice despite having done nothing wrong. As a character who spent much of the novel as a mystery, he was the topic of many rumors as well as a victim of abuse inflicted by his
Scout realized he did that because many people were afraid that he would hurt them. Boo is not sociable, Many people say that he is a creepy, old, unhappy man. Scout later realizes that he is not mean and that he is generous. Boo finds ways to treat the kids in many different ways. He is a very kind man towards Scout and Jem.
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
Pony had accepted the stereotypes on the Greasers and the Socs, that the grasers are the average bad boys and that the Socs a rich patier. However, during this conversation Pony 's mind was completely compelled similar to a light switch. Off to on. While talking, Randy commented ," I would have never believed that a greaser could pull something like that." Even
Boo Radley can be considered a mockingbird because He is a kind man that has been misjudged by the people in Maycomb. When he saved the kids, Heck Tate told Atticus, “...taking the one man who’s done you and this town a great service an’ draggin’ him with his shy ways into the limelight- to me that’s a sin.”
To begin, no matter what, Hassan bravely stands up for Amir. However, when the roles are reversed, Amir cannot do the same due to Hassan’s social class lurking in Amir’s mind. When Assef started to harass Hassan while simultaneously trying to evoke a response in Amir, it almost gets Amir to look beyond Hassan 's social class. “Assef narrowed his eyes. Shook his head.
Inspired by the 1931 Scottsboro trial, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee dives deep into justice and courage. The strength portrayed here vary in size and intensity so it shows one a wide range of application of the two concepts. From smaller battles expressing self control to saving two lives and the trial of a doomed innocent man, To Kill a Mockingbird gets readers to truly think about the applications of justice and courage in life. Harper Lee opened our minds to the idea of a deeper story behind the actions of an individual with Ms. Dubose. She constructed the character of the old woman using words tailored to make us dislike her.