(Grisham, 2-3) In the two books To Kill A Mockingbird and A Time To Kill there are many characters that are similar to one another and also different. The character differences in the two books are, in To Kill A Mocking Bird the father, Bob Ewell father of daughter that was accusing that she was raped, is a lazy abusive drunkard and does not really take the time out of his life to deafened his own daughter. While in the book A Time To Kill the father, Carl Lee Hailey, is over protective and reacts about his daughter getting raped and even goes to the extent of putting the matter is his own hands. Also in the book To Kill A Mockingbird the man being accused of raping Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, is a very kind black man unlike in the book A Time To Kill where the men who raped
“Ned Kelly seems to have won the hearts of the common people of his time and for more than a century on.”(Cobb). In the 1870’s Australia was a risky place, the police were dishonest and there was a great deal of prejudice. The police had persecuted Ned Kelly and his entire family from the moment they arrived in Australia. When the Kelly gang was made the public appreciated how Ned had shown the police that he was in of control of his own fate. Ned still inspires people around the world to take control of their own life and to not live with oppression or injustice.
Instead, it shows through Scout and Jem's experiences that Maycomb and its citizens are a complicated mixture of good and bad, full of people with strengths and weaknesses. There are two characters of almost complete good in To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus and Boo Radley. But they are good in different ways. Boo maintains his goodness by hiding from the world, while Atticus engages with it. Atticus acknowledges the evil in people and the world and fights against that evil, but he also appreciates what is good in the very same people who through fault or weakness might be supporting an evil cause.
To kill a mockingbirds’ theme was whether people are essentially good or evil. Describing Scout and Jems’ transition from a childhood innocence, in which they think that people are good because they have never seen “evil”, to a more mature perspective, in which they have witnessed “evil” and wrongdoing and must incorporate it into their understanding of the life. They experienced hatred, prejudice, and ignorance. They are both introduced to prejudice at the beginning of the book and throughout. The main example of prejudice in this book is at the trial, when the towns people wrongly convict Tom Robinson, he is convicted purely because he is a black man and his accuser is white.
ENG 1D1-04 14 October 2014 A Proper Role Model Character Analysis of Atticus Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is empathetic and respectful towards others’ privacy, resulting in him being a positive role model as Scout matures. Atticus Finch is a lawyer who lives in Maycomb County, and is also Jem and Scout’s widower father. His morals and values are much more different than the other citizens in Maycomb, making him very unique in the town. After a not so good first day at school, with contradicting her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher’s every word and getting punished, Scout does not want to go to school. After Atticus comes home later that day, he teaches her a lesson about empathy.
Throughout the story George constantly reminds Lennie how much better his life would be if he didn’t have to take care of him. While George and Lennie are lying down talking George talks about Lennie being in “a lot of trouble” (Steinbeck 7). George is always reminding Lennie how much he doesn’t like him. He seems like he’s trying to be a father-like figure but doesn’t know how. George tells the boss that Lennie got kicked in the head by a horse as a little kid and that’s why he is slow, so Lennie asks him if it is true and George says that it would be a good thing and it would “save everybody a hell of a lot of trouble.” (Steinbeck 23).
Rotten kid! I hate tough kids! You work your heart out [but it’s no use] (21).”According to this quote, this juror condemns all teenagers and feels resentment towards them. He especially feels strongly about the defendant, because the boy grew up in the slums, and this juror is also biased against these people who grew up there. It is because of these feelings that he is strongly cemented in his vote of guilty.Juror #3 is guilty of hasty generalization, because he does not really think about the facts given, he is thinking about an incident that he has gone through with his teenage son.
In essence, his parenting style is to ignore his children unless he wants to abuse them. The parent in To Kill A Mockingbird that most closely resembles the parents we’d see today is Walter Cunningham. Cunningham is a hard working, poor farmer. He’s taught his children about hard work and seems loving, but there is an incident where he leads a mob to lynch Tom Robinson at the jailhouse. He’s eventually convinced by Scout to not lynch Robinson, because Cunningham has a responsibility to his children.
The racist views of the town are against Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus is often discriminated against for not agreeing with them. His children, Scout and Jem, also feel the hatred of others against them because of what their father's beliefs are. "But Mrs. Dubose held us: "'Not only a Finch waiting tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers' ... 'Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.'" Although Atticus is criticized for what he decides is right, he bravely ignores the disapprobation. Mrs. Dubose is courageous because she recognizes she has a flaw and that she has to help fix it to make it go away.
Such a young boy shouldn’t be sinning as frequently and as inappropriate as Jackie. Jackie was afraid he was going to seem unstable and a safety hazard. Having thoughts about murdering someone is unpleasant and frowned upon. Jackie felt as if he was going to be criticized by the people of the church for everything he did. “Nora, my sister, just sucked up to the old woman for the penny she got every Friday out of the old-age pension,”(361) being jealous of his sister getting more attention from his grandmother really got to Jackie, but he felt by confessing that he would’ve seemed foolish.