Atticus never doubted his beliefs; he unlike majority of other white men in Maycomb knew what was right, Atticus became a lawyer because he is an honest man that believes in justice and he proves it to the reader every time that his words are listed. A strong example of Atticus being the leader he is to his family and the community is when he tells Scout the reason why he
No Run of the Mill Andrew Blackshere Portfolio 3 16805832 Lesson 14.2 Comparison Essay It is very interesting to compare and contrast Atticus Finch and Helmuth Hubener. These two, a boy and a man, stuck up for what they believed and were heroes to many, even though they may have lived humble lives. Atticus is character in a novel and Helmuth is an actual person. However Atticus Finch and Helmuth Hubener, have many similarities. They have a lot of the same qualities such as bravery, and moral fiber, and a willingness to stick up for what is right no matter what the cost to them.
Courageous Characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird” Courage is a quality that can be seen in many people throughout society. In Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” the theme courage is present in multiple characters. Atticus, Boo Radley and Scout encounter various obstacles/challenges that require a great deal of courage to overcome. Atticus shows courage when he defends Tom Robinson in the court of law. When Boo protects Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell, it reveals his courage.
In the story To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus teaches morals and lessons to life. Atticus Finch is a perfect example of a role model in every way as in a lawyer, father, and person in general. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, there are so many examples of this that they fill this masterpiece with lessons to be learned and morals that one should live by. Firstly, Atticus proved himself to be a good lawyer. Atticus was extremely good at examining a witnesses.
“A successful man is on who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him” -David Brinkley “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him,” a quote by David Brinkley means to me that a successful person is someone who takes all the opportunities given to him. It is a person who takes the responsibilities given to him to go further in his life and uses them. It is like in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” where Atticus’ perseverance did not stop when trying to prove Tom Robinson’s innocence. It is also just like the reporters who go to Iraq and fight to stay alive and still report back to their country what is happening. That is what the quote means to me.
The Coexistence of Good and Evil When a person takes his or her first steps into the world, he or she will finally be able to get a taste of the good and the bad in life. In the story “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the author Harper Lee displays the theme through the perspective of an innocent young girl, Scout, as she begins to reveal more about the world she lives in. Coexistence of good and evil is revealed through a case of an accused African American, causing not only Scout but the rest of the characters to change their perspectives towards their community. Through the contrasting beliefs and actions of the characters, the coexistence of both good and evil is exposed. Exploring and understanding different characters decisions and beliefs truly helps reveal human morality.
"I think we all have empathy, we may not have enough courage to display it." This is a quote from American Author Maya Angelou. In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee demonstrates how Scout learns to show empathy. She learns from Calpurnia, their maid, who is a mother figure to Scout. Her father Atticus, a lawyer in the town of Maycomb, is an example of courage and empathy to her.
His character is so sterling in nature that he could have been boring or irritating if Harper Lee had not written him so beautifully and believably. Together, Atticus’ words and actions have molded him into an aspiring man. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the character of Atticus Finch is shown to be wise, honest, and compassionate. First of all, Atticus shows his wisdom by considering before reacting. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” Atticus (Lee 30).
As is true of To Kill a Mockingbird’s other moral themes, the novel’s conclusion about education is that the most important lessons are those of sympathy and understanding, and that a sympathetic, understanding approach is the best way to teach these lessons. In this way, Atticus’s ability to put himself in his children’s shoes makes him an excellent teacher, while Miss Caroline’s rigid commitment to the educational techniques that she learned in college makes her ineffective and even dangerous. Quotation 1: “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (page 119) Explanation: This quotation is from Miss Maudie in chapter 10.
A trail in which Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, is set to be the defending lawyer of a black man brings the children to realize that people are not what they appear and how their society truly works. Through key quotes from the novel, Jem and Scout learn about courage, perspective and value that can be easily related to my own experiences and lessons learned. In the beginning of the novel Jem and Scout are young siblings looking to have fun during the summer. Their innocent games that they play reflect their immaturity and how young minds tend to speculate upon things they do not know much about. Throughout the novel Jem has a difficulty with understanding what courage is.