For instance, in chapter 11 Atticus explained to his children, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, not a man with a gun… it’s when you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
Sometimes when a person is misunderstood, the person ends up being the best role model a kid could have. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many people that are misunderstood, but to Jem and Scout they are the best role models. Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mr. Dolphus Raymond are misunderstood by the community. As the Finch’s get to know these misunderstood people and see things from their perspective, they start to realize that they are good people. Tom Robinson is misunderstood by the community, but not to the Finch’s and a few other people in the community.
Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. 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
Based off of what I know, people view the world a certain way because that is the way they were taught to view it. Many people develop their values, beliefs and assumptions based on what they are told and taught as children. Knowing that, it is difficult for people to change their beliefs because they dislike ideas that go against the values or beliefs they were taught to be true. They have this constant fear that if they even try to view something from a different perspective, their original values will be seen as incorrect. Considering that, we can use Annie Dillard’s essay, “Sight into Insight”, where she gives her readers two different ways she believes everyone should see the world, in order to understand the comparison made between whales and humans, as mentioned in Brian Doyle’s essay, “Joyas Voladoras”.
When the overall perception of children shifted, the discipline matters moved as well. For example, Sir George Savile, who was a writer gave advice on how to properly raise and teach children. In Doc 3C, he says “you must begin early to make your children love you so that they will obey you...let them be more in awe of your kindness than of your power.” People began to follow similar advice presented by Sir George Savile because people realized that “degrading can produce no good effect” (Doc 5C). Doc 4C and Doc 5C come from the 18th century time frame, and both documents state that children are seen as treated well. During the 18th century, children were no longer physically or verbally abused.
Jem's view of his great infallible town was crushed because of the case. He is coming to the age of understanding the dark side of society. In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird she uses characters as examples to display the growth of maturity where innocence is lost as well. The characters in the novel demonstrate the lessons they begin to learn as their maturity level grows and changes their perspective of the world. In the book it shows that at a young age children don't completely understand the issues that they're dealing with and when they do their reality changes.
The children are also able to make their own opinions about most of the situations that they see. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the setting of Maycomb County helps shape the kind of people Jem and Scout Finch will become by having the children see racism within the town firsthand, and by allowing them to see how Boo Radley was an outcast of the town. They also have their father, a good role model, to show them why judging someone can be wrong. The first way that Maycomb County helps to shape the people that
In the reading of quote 5 she says “I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son-neither tell God, if he didn’t already know.” she admits to doing wrong in her which shows she isn’t ashamed of him. Mrs. Jones states she has done wrong in her life it’s like she is telling him that nobody is perfect therefore one human cannot simply judge another based off their actions. Mrs. Jones’ actions is what determines the theme of this short
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world. Atticus has his children read to a bitter old lady named Mrs. Dubose, so that they can help her overcome her morphine addiction.
The quality of parenting style is very essential for children’s development. It will deeply and permanently affect children’s behaviors. In fact Haack (2014) suggest that corporal punishment helps to develop children’s moral. Children who come from strict family are more likely to be well mannered. However, there are some limitations and the result is not always be true.