Atticus shows respect to others, courage ,non-violent behavior. As they both mature they then realized why Atticus behavior that certain way. One way that Atticus influences his children is by treating both Negros and whites- even the one that disrespect him- with respect . As Atticus is getting persecuted by others so is Scout, at school, Cecils Jacob kept telling Scout that her dad was a Nergo-lover ,fought him, but she herself didn’t even know what that meant. When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again.
His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well. After Bob had just saved Scout and Jem's lives, Atticus and Mr. Heck Tate were talking about Mr. Ewell. "He has guts enough to pester a poor coloured woman, he had guts enough to pester Judge Taylor when he thought the house was empty, so do you think he'd met your face in daylight?" (Page 269) - Mr. Heck Tate (on why Bob Ewell went after Scout and Jem). This quote shows how Bob Ewell has no empathy skills whatsoever.
Tatum pointed out to her son that the girls were continuously doing dishes or cleaning, while the boys were doing the work. Tatum explained to her son that this was unfair treatment to the girls. By pointing out the unfair treatment to her son, he was able to recognize it on a separate occasion by himself. Learning to recognize sexism, racism, or any other 'ism' is a very crucial power for a child to have. By having this ability to recognize oppression helps to reject the destructive influence of messages caused by oppression.There are many ways in which we can teach children how to recognize derogatory depictions of other people as stereotypes and how to respond to them.
The good is Atticus Finch because he is doing what is right., and the evil are the townspeople because they think Atticus is wrong for standing up, and fighting for a black man. Another example of the novel being a struggle between good and evil is when a little first , Jem Scout was in school he knew how to read and very well. But the problem was, his teacher Miss Caroline did not want him to know how to read. She says that it’s her job to teach the child how to lead and that Jem’s father needs to stop teaching him how to read. The good is Jem and his father.
In the story, I’m Not my Brother, I’m me, the most important character is Mark. The story is using this character to teach the readers an important lesson, “you should respect each person as a unique individual and not compare them to anyone else.” Mark is currently in college and he is getting all A’s and B’s in his work. But during his high school years, he was known as a student who was on the rowdy side. In the story, it said that “he used to cause problems in high school because he got sick of everyone expecting him to be exactly like Steve.” The teacher in the story had always compared Mark with his brother Steve. They had expected him be as successful on everything Steve’s good at.
By appointing Atticus, it is known that he will do everything he can to ensure Tom has a fair trial. Unfortunately, many people are against Atticus’ decision to defend Tom. Coincidentally, this is seen when the angry mob arrives at the jail in an attempt to intimidate Atticus. Despite this conflict with the town, Atticus is still motivated to defend Tom because he knows it is the moral thing to do. Furthermore, Atticus believes that nothing should deny a man from a fair trial; he understands that it is his moral obligation to defend his clients to the best of his ability.
In a racist society like Maycomb, the verdict of this trial is a foregone conclusion the moment Mayella opened her mouth to scream rape, as the cowardly white jury of the court would never admit a black man’s testimony is true. Atticus is an intelligent man and recognizes this fact, yet he still decides to carry out his duties as appointed. He knew right from the start that there was nothing he can do to prevent Tom from getting convicted. Thus though all his effort will be in vain, he still works very hard to fight for Tom. In other words, he is very courageous as he ‘know(s) you are (he is) licked before you (he) begin (s) but you (he) begin(s) anyway’.
He thought ‘kids like him’, the defendant, should be punished, because he sees his son in the 16-year-old defendant. Although he asserts, “I have no personal feelings in this case”, the audience realize this is untrue, especially in his last monologue when he shouts, “I know him”. Clearly, his personal feelings cause him to vote ’guilty’. However, when the 8th Juror reminds Juror 3,” It’s not your boy”, the 3rd Juror finally understands he was wrong not to consider there was any reasonable doubt about the evidence because of his weakness of selfishness. 3rd Juror recognize himself due to his prejudice.
From tragedy to life prosperity, Brown and Heracles became heroes of their time. Heracles is a strong man known to have some anger issues but he is also extremely determined. There is a point in his life when he is frustrated with Hera and in a sudden outbreak of anger he kills his wife and children. As a result, he grieves for a little, but he does not let his emotions affect his living. In turn, he seeks salvation from his terrible act of violence.
Everyone in Salem looked up to him. He was a hard worker and a good family man. It was for this same reason why Proctor became a tragic hero. His pride was what yielded him from stopping the witch trials from the beginning. He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false.