Many people are aware that Lee teaches this lesson when she describes how the white people of Maycomb treat African Americans. But she also addresses prejudice of several different kinds of outsiders as well. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader finds a common lesson, to treat everyone with respect, and not let themselves be blinded by prejudice against outsiders such as Maycomb residents did with Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond, and the Cunninghams. Boo Radley, a social outcast in Maycomb's society, is subjected to prejudice throughout the book because he broke social
After Atticus loses his trial, Jem notices that the Maycomb County justice system is broken and it needs help, “Then it all goes back to the jury, then. We oughta do away with juries.”(294) This shows that Jem now understands that people are racist in everything and racism needs to be fought. On top of realizing that the justice system is in shambles, Jem realized that Tom Robinson’s case was very good at showing that. Knowing this, Jem concludes that the Maycomb County justice system needs unbiased people to join the jury. Here, Atticus is telling Jem that if he were on the jury, the outcome would have been different, “‘If you had been on that jury, son, and eleven other boys like you, Tom would be a free man.’”(294) This shows that even Atticus, a lawyer, agrees with Jem that the justice system is wrong.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout witnesses the trial of Tom Robinson and how racism is taught to her unknowingly from it. There were many characters for Harper Lee to choose from but she chose Scout and this way we are able to understand racism back then. Harper Lee chose Scout to be the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird because her innocence and her experiences this while growing up through
The town has many problems, especially prejudice. The people in Maycomb discriminate not only black people, but also women, and people who are a lower class than themselves. Atticus, being the father of Jem and Scout, teaches his children in the right way, and they learn throughout the story how to be courageous and there are many examples of this in the novel. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” In the novel, there is a character by the name of Scout, who is the main character of the story.
Atticus Finch is in the Maycomb County courthouse roughly around August 26, 1935 trying to convince the judge and jury’s conscience that Tom Robinson is innocent of committing the crime of raping Mayella Ewell is being framed as a cover up to the physical and emotional abuse that has damaged Mayella, to which her father has caused. At this point in the story Atticus is pacing back and forth in front of the jury nervous as he delivers his closing argument. From the point of view of Scout who tells us that Atticus is sweating and has taken his jacket off and had loosened his tie. Atticus is trying to get the jury to forget their prejudice and treat Tom, as an equal and not treating him like dirt. The end of the speech satisfies Atticus with what
During the trial in the book to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee. The Lawyer Atticus Finch uses rhetorical appeals such as ethos, logos, and pathos tap into the jury's sense of ethics, logic and emotion to convey Tom Robinson, a black man, is innocence in a rape case. Atticus uses ethos many times throughout his closing argument, His most powerful ones are “I would like to… remind you that this case is not a difficult one… but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant”. This makes the jury think again because Atticus is forcing the jury to look in at their own morals when he says to be sure upon all reasonable doubt. Atticus also says “i am confident that you gentlemen will review without compassion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family.
You don’t just see this type of judging in reality but in To Kill a MockingBird. 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.
And uses symbolism, to show how “Night” can describe mostly everything that happened in the story. One of Elie Wiesel's goals in the book Night is to set up the problem. This can be seen by using narrative techniques of the reader knows more than character, tone, and revealing action. Getting started with things, in the scene on pg. 54, the narrator witnesses his dad being beat up by a group of fellow inmates and he doesn’t do anything to stop it.
Being Brave To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is a tale of two children, Jem and Scout. This powerfully inspiring and educational story entails daily life of the children, as well as the struggles they faced while their father is defending a black man’s case during a racially segregated time period. As an author, Harper Lee developed multiple themes throughout this story. These themes include good, evil, justice, fear, family, forgiveness, and compassion. Atticus illustrates the characteristics of bravery in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird by choosing to defend a black man in court, and shooting a rabid dog in Maycomb.
“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” (Rosa Parks) What Rosa Parks says about racism is exactly what Atticus tries teaching Jem, and Scout throughout the book. In the book “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee many people learn about how courageous they are or someone they know is. As known Atticus is lawyer and as his job he must practice and study the law to prove not guilty for anyone he is encountered with. Since that is his job he is obligated to defend a man of color whose name is Tom Robinson and that makes Atticus a very hated person, and is then considered a “Ni**** Lover” .