As a child grows up, they have individuals whom they look up to and these people make negative or positive impacts onto the child’s learning. For the majority of children, adults are the ones affecting the way they learn while growing up. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a Twentieth Century text that informs the readers about the injustices taking place in a sleepy southern town from a perspective of a child named Scout. Throughout Scout’s experiences in Maycomb County, the characters that have affected her learning in a positive way are Boo Radley, Atticus and Miss Maudie.
In the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Atticus Finch is Jem and Scout’s father. He is stern but fair with his children. He is a great father to the children and we can tell this from the life lessons he teaches them. These life lessons include the teachings of compromise to teach his children how to empathize with others around them. Atticus is the least affected by the deep seated racist prejudice throughout the novel, he speaks and acts for what he believes in.
How would it feel to be tried and convicted for a crime that was misunderstood by just someone’s own skin tone? Well that happened to Tom Robinson. Why talk about this? Well it all ties into the book itself. In one of the plot lines.
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
Imagine if you changed something to be better but everyone hated you while you were doing it. Then when you finally finished only some people appreciated what you did. This is what Atticus and Boo did to change people’s perspective and Macomb's perspective. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us that Atticus and Boo Radley are teachers by changing people's lives by helping them see different points of view.
Atticus Finch is the parent of two children, Jean Louise Finch, formerly known as Scout and Jeremy Finch, formerly known as Jem in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is considered a role model in the eyes of a parent reading the novel, but what they do not know is how ineffective of a parent Atticus Finch really is. Atticus Finch is an ineffective parent because of his lack of safety for his children and the inability to control Jem and Scout outside of their home. Atticus constantly endangers Jem and Scout into situations they should not be exposed to at such an early age. Without the supervision of Atticus outside the Finch household, they commit acts of anarchy.
Social injustices have been an apparent theme throughout history for many years. Anti-Semitism and Racial discrimination are just two of the many examples of social injustices that have been exhibited in our society. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, both novels share the theme of Social Injustice. Narrated by Death, The Book Thief follows nine-year old Liesel Meminger during World War two in Germany. Liesel and her family are on their way to Molching when Liesel
The last sentence of chapter 9 is important because it is preparing her for the future. She understands that Atticus wants her to hear everything he says and not what all the other people of Maycomb are saying. He doesn't want her to follow the rest of Maycomb and discriminate against the blacks. Instead, Atticus wants Scout to listen to him and see the black people as equals. The last sentence of chapter 9 is also important because it teaches us from Atticus’s point of view that he is more concerned about Scout.
Passing Down the Morals of Maycomb There are no two people on Earth that have the exact same morals and values. Some may think that family is most important, while others may think that friendship and passion are most important; this is seen incredibly often in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is good to have morals and values, and it is even better to pass them down and teach them to younger generations. Values bring out a sense of uniqueness in people, and even a touch of who they are as a person. The people of Maycomb all have very different values.
Sword and Pen: Confident Thoughtfulness in To Kill a Mockingbird The pragmatic and aggressive natures of Jem and Jean-Louise Finch respectively delineate the two sides of Atticus Finch. Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird hold either strength or wisdom, often times, the two are dichotomous, the character’s growth in one area is arrested by a preponderance in another. Strength and power lead to the atrophy of moral thoughtfulness for a lack of necessity. In the same vein, thoughtfulness is too often the product of a meek nature, the necessity of deep consideration for one’s survival.
The 1930s were a time of controversy, housing the great depression and after the civil war, it was a breeding ground for racism. Set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, Jem and Scout, children of Atticus Finch become enthralled by the mysteries and horrors that surround Boo Radley. Atticus, a lawyer then begins to defend a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman. It is through this that Jem and Scout begin to learn the true atrocities that mankind commits. However with Atticus's guidance they also learn the meanings of empathy and compassion.
Ignorance, discrimination, and hatred are noticeable influences of a cruel society containing conservative people, but Atticus and his household are open-minded and not opinionated over others. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, an American novelist, discusses the racial injustice in the Southern town, Maycomb County. The book occurs during the Great Depression era—1929 through 1939—when African Americans confront segregation and discrimination. The book examines the life of Scout Finch and her experiences as a child in this town with her brother, Jem Finch, and her father, Atticus Finch. As he defends Tom Robinson in the case against the Ewell family.