In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus is given the power to save a man’s life and ultimately reveals himself to be a dedicated and moral person. In addition, Atticus is looked up to as a respectable person in his community and many people turn to him when they have a problem or circumstance. This is evident when he agrees to defend Tom Robinson after being graciously asked by Judge Taylor. In doing this, Atticus is characterized as fair-minded because he doesn’t share the racist beliefs of Maycomb County. By appointing Atticus, it is known that he will do everything he can to ensure Tom has a fair trial.
In part two of the book Scout witnesses a court case where her father defends a African-American. One of the views Scout sees is that Atticus is the only person willing to defend Tom Robinson after being giving that position. Atticus truly believes that Tom Robinson is innocent and that he has done nothing wrong, although he knows he will result in being guilty to the jury. Being colored automatically made a person guilty during this time and nobody had thought that it was unfair. “Well most folks seem to think they’re right and you’re wrong….”(139) Scout says this to her father and doesn’t understand the essence of the court case.
“’Tam Lin did what he wanted to do,’ Celia said. ’He was guilty of a terrible crime when he was young, and he could never forgive himself for it. He believed this last act would make up for everything”(377). This shows that Tam Lin has human qualities because like most of us in the real world he has both good and bad features. In conclusion I think Tam Lin is a round character because of his dark side and good side and what he does to try to fix it.
Atticus is a very skilled lawyer and this is proven when we points out that Bob Ewell is lying about Tom Robinson, without being rude and impolite. Atticus treats everyone with great manners and kindness be it Jem or Scout or the man he is fighting in court. Be it in his own home, or out on the streets of Maycomb, Atticus Finch has the same values and respect for people, be it his children or the African American members. Atticus doesn’t favour anyone; be it his children or even the Ewell family. As Atticus said, “I do my best to love everybody” (112) and because of this attitude, Atticus sees there to be no reason to why he should act any different around different people.
Is it possible for a man to be solely good, or solely evil? Is there a literal pathway from childhood into adulthood? These are two questions indirectly discussed in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Many people are seen as good, and many seen as plain evil, but that is never the only side to a person. A good person usually has a mean streak, that is not dominant, but undeniably there.
The actions of both Baba and Amir are destructive but ultimately, the reader sees the good in Amir whereas Baba fails to atone. Thus Baba’s deeds are shown by Hosseini to be more detrimental to those around him than that of his illegitimate son. Kite runner highlights how Baba’s choices are not only damaging towards the people around him, but to Afghanistan as a whole. Baba presents himself as a “black and white” man as he lives the moral code that “there is only one sin….theft”. At the start, Baba is viewed by the community as a patriarch, however as the novel unfolds, the reader sees the many flaws in his character and the hypocrisy of his philosophy through his interactions with others.
This is implying that she likes to have a good time and does not like to be left alone. "Listen," the grandmother almost screamed, "I know you're a good man. You don't look a bit like you have common blood. I know you must come from nice people! "(376) The grandmother is talking about how the misfit is a good person, yet she knows nothing about the man except the fact he is a criminal and a murderer.
She relies on Jem to tell her things about their mother. The children consider Atticus to be old compared to other parents. What I discovered however, is that a single father, who is patient and treats their children as individuals, can raise their children to develop into caring adults. Scout learns to respect others by discovering the reality of Boo Radley. She learns that courage doesn’t always have to be about fighting, courage can mean standing up for what is right in the face of danger as exhibited by Atticus defending Tom Robinson a black man accused of raping a white woman, defending him against the mob at the jail without a weapon, and not fighting Bob Ewell who threatened to “get even with him” when he spit in Atticus face.
Ellie Boyce A2 English Lit Essay 'Many critics have commented that the creature is ultimately a character with whom we sympathize’ Explore Mary Shelley’s presentation of the ‘creature’ in light of this view. There are opposing arguments to this view, some believe that the creature is a vulnerable misjudged character, whose violent actions and murderous decisions are a result of his neglected creation and rejection from society. However some critics think that the creature knows his actions are immoral because of his discussion of benevolence, and that his choice to murder a child is monstrous and he cannot be sympathized with. Therefore, to begin it is known that some readers sympathizes with the monster at a very early stage, beginning at his birth/creation as he is described in a very childlike way and is immediately rejected by his ‘father’ Victor Frankenstein. ‘His jaws opened, and he muttered some inarticulate sounds, while a grin wrinkled his cheeks”.
There is actually no reason for Curley to just come up to Lennie to start a fight is unlikely but maybe Curley thought of Lennie as a threat to him or his wife. Steinbeck uses a wide variety of ways to build up tension in the atmosphere. Profane language is commonly used throughout the book such as, ‘You God damn punk’ or ‘Come on, you big bastard’ or even ‘No son-of-a-bitch is gonna laugh at me’. At this utterance, he unleashes his fury upon Lennie, beating him mercilessly. His words perfectly encompass the cruelty that he treats him with, and show just how Steinbeck uses dialogue to display human cruelty.