Piggy may well be one of the most important people among the island, but is suppressed by the others, who never realize what great significance he has. Piggy is characterized by his weight and easy to ridicule, but is much more complex under the surface. Through all insults thrown at him, Piggy stays good natured, he works primarily what is best for the group rather than his own desires. Piggy lacks social skill, which is partially why he isn’t chief, which leads to more criticism from the others. Because of his lack of social skill, Piggy doesn’t have much of a voice in the group and relies on the conch to have a say in discussions.
“So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.” (Lee 222). Compassion transformed the way Atticus viewed courage, as he found compassion at the heart of his decisions. The true meaning of courage to Atticus meant something more important than ??????. This just proves to show how Atticus was a leader and not a follower, how he managed to be different. Wisdom was knowing the right path to take but his integrity was what led him to choose to take the right
Huckleberry Finn, being an honest young boy, expresses the true side of himself, because he does not feel he needs to hide anything about himself yet. Huck Finn was raised without any rules or discipline, and a strong repulsion toward anything that might “sivilize” him. This conflict is first introduced in the first chapter, where Widow Douglas tries to force Huck to give up smoking, wear new clothes, and learn the Bible. (Twain 13-16) Because Huck is representing the
Lastly, Atticus Finch and Jem Finch value honesty throughout the story. Atticus shows honesty when he blatantly tells Scout the definition of rape. Jem displays honesty when he tells Atticus that Dill ran away from home, and was hiding in their house. Atticus Finch has a main goal of spreading important values to all people, but most importantly his children. When Scout asks Atticus why he is defending Tom Robinson, he makes sure to tell her honestly, revealing his inner motives and values.
Darry and Ponyboy have flaws in their relationship, because they don’t understand each other. The greasers and socs are always creating conflict with each other, just because they’re not in the same group/class. Finally people don’t know when to stop, and this is mostly because of greasers v. socs. All of these reasons are why divided communities is the most critical theme. If there wasn’t divided communities in this book, Johnny never would have killed Bob, the brawl never would have happened, Dally most likely never would have robbed the store, and much more.
JoJo is the evil dictator’s son who has been raised to think torturing people is perfectly okay and morally acceptable in society. JoJo is capable of acting in agreement with his deep self. As the dictator’s son can have second order desires that are reasonable but from our perspective they’re immoral. Hence, Wolf believes that majority of us would not consider JoJo accountable and responsible for his actions. This is where the deep-self view is flawed, and Wolf suggests the sane deep-self view.
He has always been respectful of Calpurnia. Morally, he believes that it would be wrong to fire Calpurnia and rid her of a job. Bob Ewell is an example of someone who isn't respectful. When Bob Ewell had met Atticus at the Post Office, he had just spat at him. Instead, he could have remained civil with Atticus, because he was just doing his job.
Atticus states “...Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.” (Lee Page 104) By stating this is shows that Atticus believes he has to defend Tom even though the majority of the town doesn’t agree with this decision. Atticus believes that Tom is innocent and will not let Tom be convicted guilty without letting people hear the truth about what really happened. Through Atticus Finch, Harper Lee was able to display many qualities in the novel such as being ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in beliefs. Atticus is the hero of the story because he possess all these qualities and many more. When facing all of the conflict in the story Atticus stayed ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in his beliefs.
Crook’s bad circumstances and grim reality make him a difficult person to interact with and befriend, and this is shown when Lennie tries to talk with him and Crooks keeps pushing him away with unkindness. Crooks makes barriers for himself so that others don’t have to share in his suffering. Crook’s status and rough attitude isolates him from other workers and
Humiliation may have been deserved, as he humiliated his peers, ruined their fun, and treated them poorly on a regular basis. He did not deserve to be locked up and tricked to the extent that he was, he is rude and unkind but he is only human and most of his issues probably stem from a sense of insecurity at his lack of status and ability to get on with his peers. He has an inflated self worth but it seems as though it could be a façade. He deserves retribution for the way he treats the people around him but the trick played on him by the people he bothers is