Scout learns that people aren’t always like her and she has to learn to accept it. At school she gets made fun of because her dad is defending Tom Robinson. During the court case, she is subject to racism and discrimination. All of these events contribute to making Scout who she is. Scout’s experiences with Boo Radley teach her about how other people might want to live and to accept it.
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.
Jem and Scout eventually learn the truth about their father as they watch him deal with some very difficult circumstances in the prejudiced, southern town of Maycomb. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch’s actions and conversations with his children expose important themes by teaching life lessons about the meaning of true courage and the value of seeing things from others’ perspectives. Through his words and actions, Atticus Finch reveals the theme of true courage by showing his children that courage is much more than physical strength and bravery. Atticus teaches his children about mental strength, moral courage, and determination by making Jem read to an unpleasant, dying neighbor, Mrs. Dubose. Atticus explains, "Instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
Jem and Scout stats to become aware that all this is caused by segregation. Since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson in court Mrs. Dubose starts to insult Atticus for ‘lawing for *******’ which infuriates both of his children. [Theme: The injustice of racism and segregation] 2. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they treid. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins.
It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children the many valuable lessons that will help to guide them through their lives. This is demonstrated many times throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It is shown mostly by Atticus and Calpurnia, who are constantly giving Jem and Scout advice about what is right and what is not, in life. Scout especially, learns from Atticus not to judge people before she learns their story and also to respect people in her company, to not act like she’s better than others around her. All of these lessons help Scout’s development throughout the novel.
He is an excellent role model for them both, teaches them not to be judgemental, how to not let anyone change who you are and lastly teaches them about loyalty. Atticus is the perfect role model for both of the kids, Jem and Scout, he only expects from them, what he expects from himself. The first lesson that he teaches is not to be judgemental of others. “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.”(p. 30)From this quote there is the understanding that Atticus is trying to teach Jem and Scout not to judge people until you have ‘walked around in their shoes’, until you’ve lived life like them. He’s teaching them not to judge people by their appearance or by the way they talk, you get have
No parent wants to see their children go out into the world exposed to its dangers, but parents also know that they can’t always be there to protect them. Although Atticus accepts this idea, he loves his children, Scout and Jem, with all his heart. Atticus believes that everyone is equal despite their outside appearance. “You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” he said. Most people judge only from what is on the exterior instead of trying to make sense of how different people see things differently under various circumstances.
(Lee 30). This quote helps me to understand Atticus' point of view on how he wants his children to judge people. He is teaching Scout a very good lesson right now. He is teaching her that you can't really talk about a person unless you have been in his or her position. I think that it is a very good lesson to teach Scout because she is still a young girl and at he school she has to put up with all kinds of judgmental people, she doesn't need to add to the mix.
With such spiritual views, the mother’s life is in grave danger. Should the mother recuperate from the ectopic pregnancy, it will be essential for the couple to disown the opinions of those who offer medical practice. Instead they should see that the same entity who asked that we do not take life, gave us the ability to apply medical knowledge and save people from what could otherwise be certain death. They should recognize that two lives are at risk, and that it is wise to save one and lose one compared to losing both. In this case, the fetus does not have a chance to live outside of the mother, but the mother will be able to try again, if she allows the Doctor to save
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial. The town of Maycomb turns against him due to this. Atticus, furious about the reaction from his town, explains, “…why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (Lee 88). Atticus does not have any racial biases, and he does not agree with the views of the majority of the people of Maycomb. Atticus, describing his beliefs to Jem, “…The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be