Atticus Finch's Influence on Maycomb To Kill a Mockingbird is a heroic tale about two children, Scout and Jem; their father; and the events that occurred in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. In the novel, Atticus, the children's father, makes a decision to defend a black man in court that affects the racially-biased town's view of him and his family, for better and for worse. Though the decision was seemingly "tough", he knew exactly what he had to do in the situation, and he did that. The town may have ridiculed him but the townspeople knew that he did what he had to do. He also plays a part in affecting the town's morals throughout the novel by being modest, standing up for what he believes in, and seeing things all the way through.
Trueblood is also a shrewd man who understands the workings of the white power structure, manipulating it to his advantage. After receiving his eviction notice from the college, he refuses to uproot his family and give up his home. Realizing that he has no chance of openly challenging Bledsoe, Trueblood appeals to his boss, Mr. Buchanan, who writes a letter to Sheriff Barbour on his behalf, describing his situation. When the sheriff along with some other men, after listening to Trueblood's story, reward Trueblood with food, drink, and tobacco, instead of condemning him, Trueblood
They are not black and are well respected by the community, until Atticus is assigned to defend Tom. The town and even their family begin to turn on them, gossiping, staring and saying how they are embarrassments. Cecil Jacobs announced on the school yard "Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers" (Lee 74). Simply defending a black can cause everyone to turn on them.Finally, the mixed children are half black and half white children. They are ignored and outcasted by everyone because of their background.
The modern day novel and movie The Help shows many similarities that were portrayed in the classical novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Both The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird go into depth about the struggle humanity has been threw over the years. Although they both contain the same themes the way the authors create the situations and display the harsh reality of society’s make these two stories very different. During the depression prejudice was at its peak, with the Jim Crow laws and no rights for blacks it made it near impossible for the African American community to live a normal life. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the rape trail of Tom Robinson vs Mayella Ewell, an African American man accused of raping a white teenage girl was held in a bias court room of Maycomb County.
Coach Yoast is a man of integrity and his actions had a big impact in turning the white community around. Another example of Coach Yoast’s integrity in a device of overcoming racism is when he would not let Allen’s father blame Coach Boone for the benching of his son and interrupts him just before he makes a racist
To kill a mockingbird: Who is the hero in,”To kill a mockingbird”? Discuss. The novel ‘To kill a mockingbird’ by Harper Lee is a text with some strong morals to the story. Set in the South of the US, Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s the text tells a story of a decent Negro man, Tom Robinson being wrongly accused of the rape of a red-necked white girl for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time and of a widowed hard working father named Atticus Finch who as a lawyer rises above the prejudice of local Maycomb society to defend this black man in court against a more or less racist town of people stuck with the idea that Negroes are simply inferior and a different breed of people to all white folk. A hero is usually the core character of a text; a hero is a character who throughout a novel constantly emphasises the text’s central themes or morals.
Through To Kill A Mockingbird, the reader puts on the shoes of a little girl, Scout, and traipses through this familiar town and learns of social injustice by seeing it affect not only a member of the town, but her own father. The societal ills To Kill A Mockingbird comments on the most are race and the morality of acceptance. Race is the central issue of To Kill A Mockingbird. With Scout being white and coming from a seemingly middle class family, she does not understand racism or its effects on those for whom the hatred is intended. Scout’s hero, her father Atticus, says to her, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view .
People aren't willing to accept change and theirs not much you can do in the 1930's to change that because it was "sociality acceptable" not to. Racism was given to its full potential in this novel by displaying that of Tom Robinson being charged on a crime that he did not commit. He is accused of raping a white women by one of the most untrustworthy people in the town. This was just another accusation in this time but ended as most did, with the wrong outcome chosen because of social inequality. Differences in social status are explored largely through the overcomplicated social status.
A piece of literature that relates to this quote is the fiction book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book relates to the quote because the whole story is about racism and a man named Atticus Finch trying to defend a falsely accused black man. The quote is implying that when times are troubled that's when we begin to see things as they really are. Scout particularly goes through this. In the beginning she's just this innocent kid, but by the end she sees the town in another light.
Some traits that I consider of a good leader with character include good natured, good humored, and good will. When good leaders have a good nature, they are having an easy going and pleasant disposition. When a good leader has a good humored, they are having a cheerful temper or mood. Having a good humored also means being amiable. Also, when a good leader has a good will, they have a desire for the well being of others.