Finally in chapter 31 when Atticus and Heck Tate are outside talking and Scout and Boo are in the room with Jem; Scout makes a point to allow Boo to touch Jem’s head and get close to him. “You can pet him, Mr.Arthur, he’s asleep. You couldn’t if he was awake, though, he wouldn’t let you… Go on, sir, he’s asleep.” (Lee 372) This quote shows the prominence between how Scout was able to allow Boo into their lives so quickly knowing he overall was a good
T.J wanted Stacey to take him home because he was scared they would be waiting for him. Stacey decided to take him home even though he knew he could get hurt. To prove that Stacey was really courageous he said, “ He’s hurt bad, Cassie. I gotta get him home.’ He turned away from me and grabbed his pants.”
She acts unsurprisingly identical to everyone else, acrimoniously reprimanding Atticus for defending Tom Robinson. However, at the end, Atticus instills in Scout and Jem that he admires Mrs. Dubose’s courage for which she uses to battle her morphine addiction. In the middle of the novel, we can see that Scout and Jem are going through moral development. They are tested by their environment, such as Cecil Jacobs and Mrs.
For example when Tom is in court people assume that he is guilty because he is black, you also see judgment by rumor when Scout is told that Boo Radley eats animals at night. Readers see these types of judgement all throughout the novel, displayed in subplots. Often in society we judge before thinking about the topic however, Author Harper Lee uses subplots in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird to show how people empathize before judging others or creating opinions over topics so, society can learn how to empathize in their everyday lives before making their opinion on topics. In today’s world judgement is placed everywhere, including social media and even News stations.
Another quote says, “Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful.” (18). As this evidence suggests, that Jem hadn’t yet matured and never took the time to consider why Boo Radley stayed inside. This shows that he wasn’t really mature enough and is still in the
Mr. Underwood shows that in Maycomb there are people in addition to Atticus who can see past racism. He also is showing a great deal courage by “protecting” Tom Robinson who has been accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty. Mrs.Dubose shows courage by giving up her addiction to morphine even though is kills her. Mr. Underwood shows courage by standing by Tom Robinson when everyone is against him.
Dubose 's fighting with addiction, and from Scout 's confrontation with the mob at the jail, among others. [Point #1] An example of bravery is when Dill dared Jem to go and touch the Radley house, Dill suggested to lure boo Radley instead of touching the house, but Jem insisted and touched the Radley house which was the bravest thing to do at that age [analysis 1] Atticus showed true bravery when he went against Maycomb, a generally prejudice town, in order to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. Even though Atticus knew that he wouldn’t win the case but as he said to his children courage is when you licked before he begins [Point 2] In chapter 15 when Atticus went to the Maycomb jail to protect Tom Robinson from ta lynch mob, after an hour or so
Throughout the story Jem realizes that he shouldn’t judge people until he understands them. Throughout the story Scout,Jem, and Dill learn important life lessons and mature as people as the story goes on. At the beginning of the story Charles Baker Harris known as Dill was a sweet innocent little kid who wanted to do everything on impulse without thinking about the consequences. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Dill learns the harsh reality of real life. He realizes that life is not as fair as it should be after the trial the trial of Tom Robinson and how people accused him of rape because he was black, even though he was clearly innocent and there was no solid evidence to prove him guilty.
However, his moral courage did not let him change his mind despite his reputation suffering a massive blow in the society. He believed that standing for his morals and what he thought was right regardless of what the entire community was thinking about him. From the start, he already knows that he cannot win the case, but his strong sense of justice and morality is what motivates him to defend Tom in the case with much determination and to give all that he had for the case. He goes ahead to express that it is not because they have been defeated hundred years before they started that they have a reason to they have a reason to try again and win. The author used the term “licked” in most of the expressions to imply defeated.
Ethics and morality play an extensive role in how we treat others and are treated in return. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, an unfair court case, a misunderstood man, and symbolism are used to illustrate the theme of ethics and morality. To begin with, the first appearance of the symbolism is when Scout and Jem were gifted air rifles for Christmas and Atticus told Jem that he could, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (92). Atticus tells him this because mockingbirds have done nothing wrong, and only make beautiful music for the people to listen to.
Atticus is a prime example of this, bringing empathy to a deeper level. For instance, Atticus musters up the moral courage to defend the innocent Tom Robinson in the case against Mayella Ewell, an action that goes against much of Maycomb’s beliefs. However, the fuel to this motivation initially comes from placing himself in Tom’s shoes in order to see the unjust actions towards him, thus taking the initiative to do something about this prejudice. Atticus goes to the jail cell and possibly endangers himself to prevent the endangerment of Tom. Although he knows he may be risking his life by guarding the front of the jail, he shows moral courage for facing his fears and standing up for what he believes is ethical.
He got upset with them because keeping a fire burning was more important than hunting for pigs. This was more important to their survival because the smoke from the fire was a signal so they could be rescued. Ralph was mad how they hunters weren’t able to keep the fire going when the ship was near since that was an opportunity to get off the island. Ralph believed that if the fire was still burning, the ship would see them and rescue them. “Neither of the boys screamed but the grip of their arms tightened and their mouths grew peaked.”
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird the theme is to be careful who you trust. Just because you let someone in your house doesn’t mean you should trust them. While Aunt Alexandra 's missionary circle was over, Mrs. Farrow started speaking about an unknown man stirring up the town. The man was Atticus and she was bad talking him in his own house with Scout, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandria there.
She also learns not to judge people because of their past and the stories you have heard about them. There are many lessons through out To Kill a Mockingbird that scout learns. First scout as a little girl who doesn 't like anyone talking about her and her family; she learned to control her anger. Atticus told her to not listen to what everyone says about her, on top of that he forbid her to fight. Then Atticus said "Try fighting with your head for a change."
hapters 1-3 1. Scout’s comments and reactions contributed to the pressure Jem felt to accept Dill’s dare. At one point, Scout says, “Always runnin’,”(Lee 17). This insinuates that Jem is alarmed by even the idea of going past the house, so he will surely never have the gall to run up and touch the house. It also states that Scout “sneered at him”(Lee 18).