He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman. Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
Terry’s relationships with the people in his life such as his brother Charley, Edie and Father Barry, help him to realise that Johnny Friendly’s practices are unjust and that Terry’s conscience was right all along. The love he receives from Edie encourages Terry to stand up and challenge. However, it is not just love that transforms Terry into a leader. Terry’s motivation to change his mind and eventually speak the truth is the result of a shift in his conscience which was sparked by the confidence he gained from Edie’s love and support, the influence of Father Barry and the love he had for his brother Charley. Edie’s love and kindness towards Terry encouraged him to see life differently without death and violence.
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’.
The only problem was that Wong was given almost no freedom by her parents. Both Richard Rodriguez and Jade Snow Wong had troubled lives in the beginning but each found out that their respective lives were much better after they grew as learners and users of language. While Rodriguez had a hard time learning English, Wong had a hard time with her family because she was never fully recognized by them as a individual who could decide for themselves. After they each progressed in their learning, both authors emerged out of their hardships. Through experiences, Rodriguez found a love for English and a public identity, and Wong eventually learned how to express her own opinions, claiming that she had grown to an individual no longer bound by the obedience of her parents.
Tom Robinson and Zach Taylor are both mature and understand their status in the caste system. Both the characters are careful about what they say and do to make sure they don’t cross the boundaries set by racism, because they know that society thinks that whites are better than blacks. “Lily, I like you better than any girl I’ve ever known, but you have to understand, there are people who would kill a boy like me for even looking at a girl like you,” (Kidd, 135). Zach says this when he tells Lily that he likes her, but he is wise and understands that he could get killed for even looking at her. “Why were you scared?” “Mr.
Calpurnia plays an important role when Jem begins to mature very quickly, she explains to Scout what is happening to him and tells her why he doesn’t want to play any more. Scout becomes closer to Cal during this time as she goes and sits in the kitchen with her when she is bored and Cal tries her best to find something to entertain her. When Atticus is away he trusts Calpurnia to take care of his two children, showing the children, whether or not they realise it, that what white people say about black people being untrustworthy is not necessarily true as Atticus would trust Cal with his life. She takes them to her church
For one thing, she is genuinely ambivalent and does not know how imposing a new rule (“You can’t say you can’t play”) will work out. She decides to proceed slowly with a long period of talking and thinking aloud with the children before starting the rule. During the consideration period, she does two more surprising and fascinating things. To add more perspectives and richness of reasoning to the thinking of her group, she goes one by one to the older grades in the school and asks each group
“When I reached the third grade, I out grew such behavior. I became more tactful, careful to keep separate the two very different worlds of my day”. Because his family did not understand his love for learning and its intensity, his family would tease him; his siblings calling “Hey four eyes” when he carried so many books he could not handle them; his mother asking “what do you see in your books?”. By the third grade he was learning to keep the two very different worlds separate, he did not ask his family for help, he hid under his bed to read and stopped trying to teach his parents proper English. Despite all the teasing, he still felt safe, secure and happy at home.
Yes, you may have a one on one thing at home, no bulling, and all the other stuff that goes on at school, but it’s not worth it if the person teaching doesn’t care. Also being in home school, you are not as likely to make many friends or have much of a social life. I rather have my kids in school for many reasons, sitting with them, spending time with them is great, but I think we all need a break from one another. What do you want your readers to learn and understand after reading your essay? What is the purpose of your
Some families may move house a few times throughout live. This can affect the child as they have to make new friendship and get use to a new area they have moved too. Children and young people can not do anything to their transition and can be daunting like: first day that school, first exam, first sexual experience, most of these are navigated. The experience they gain can help them learn to deal with the challenges of life ahead. The range of transitions faced by children and young people includes: Moving schools or class Puberty Bereavement Parents splitting up Illness (Parents or siblings) Changing friend Groups: