Tim had stopped just in front of the Radleys' gate, and Sheriff Heck Tate handed his rifle to Atticus, stating along the lines of Atticus must kill the dog in one shot because he can not shoot very well and if he does not kill the dog with one bullet the dog will enter into Radley’s house! Atticus takes the shot with success. Later, Miss Maudie helps Scout that her father has always been very talented and skilled at sharpshooter but gave it all up when he realized shooting has given him an unfair advantage above many living things. In other words, Atticus found it extremely difficulty to kill innocent beings. Atticus shown an enormous amount of courage as well as heroism by dismissing his principles in order to save his county from Tim Johnson by killing him with a single shot.
He showed courage within his daily life constantly. He made it a point and a continuous effort to raise his two kids Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of pride. When Judge Taylor approached Atticus on the porch late at night in chapter 16, I knew he was only being appointed because Judge Taylor saw something in Atticus that made him fit to defend Tom Robinson. It takes a lot of courage to willingly defend someone who at the time was looking down upon because of the color of their skin. 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.
Once he almost squeezed all the air out of him he was flung back onto the ground. When Scout heard a man breathing hard a coughing hard he went towards the person and asked who he was and there was no answer. That person that caused Bob Ewell to go flying back onto the ground was Boo Radley. No one ever sees boo he just lives in his parents house, everyone thinks of him as a monster that wants to kill or hurt everyone even though he is a heart warming normal person. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has the theme of there is always good in bad and bad in good, its shown in the paragraphs above.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant impact on the character of his children. Atticus is a morally upright person who teaches his kids a number of important life lessons and leads by example. In Chapter 3, of To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus shows an interest in Scouts feelings as he is quick to notice that something is bothering her. Scout tells Atticus of her
Growing up Jem and Scout they heard of a man named Boo Radley. They heard rumors about how Boo was a murderer and that he is locked up in the basement of his parents house. The Radley’s house was just few houses down from Jem and Scouts and being kids they were very curious. They created games, but out of those games held their true opinions of how they felt about Boo. Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off.
He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a benevolent man of strong morals. He raise his children the way he sees right. Atticus looks into the depth of people’s character regardless of their color and looks. In the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people of Maycomb he tries to make his own children see that it is better to use one 's head than to resort to fists. Jem and Scout have perfect confidence in their father.
1 ll. 1-2: “My father’s mother lives with us. She’s a nasty old lady from Tehran…” Agassi uses the word nasty to describe his old grandmother which is informal, negative and also slang. However, it gives us as readers an impression of an informal language and makes us expect a simple choice of words, considering that he uses it at the beginning. To sustain the fact that the writer, Andre Agassi, uses an informal style, it is interesting to look at the word on P. 4 l. 239: “Boo!” The word boo is an onomatopoeia, as the word imitates the sound that is similar to the noise.
His feelings towards Tim were like how he took on defending Tom Robinson as well. Then when tensions rose with Tom’s case, so did the nerves seconds before Tim’s last breath. The rabid dog then made his last appearance when representing all the racism and prejudice Maycomb was going through. This dog foreshadowed so many things in relation to the trial and how Atticus would handle them. Even though Atticus did everything he could have, the once innocent black man was now deemed a man guilty of raping a white woman during The Great Depression, and no one could do anything about
Throughout the book, Harper Lee suggests that a father’s influence has a significant effect on the character of his children. Jem and Scout look up to their father and both children develop into morally upright individuals. Walter Jr. shares many of his father’s character traits such as hard working. Walter Jr. is also a quiet, respectful boy who values hard work. Burris and Mayella both are disrespectful, terrible individuals.