At the start of text, Atticus is perceived as an un-fit parent and having a bad influence on his children, Jem and Scout, because of his ways of living. Atticus took it up to himself to teach the children how to read, to who later the responder find that one of the children’s teachers are extremely displeased with. Atticus, being a lawyer, was one of the few lawyers
This quote shows the people’s impression of Boo and how they affect the childrens in the book. A day came when they were acting out Boo’s life and Atticus says, “that you never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (36). Boo teaches Scout and Jem not to judge a person based on rumors because later in the book, they find out that Boo is not this evil person as the society perceives but he is an innocent and kind person, symbolic of a mockingbird. Boo also teaches Jem and Scout a major theme of the book which is that it's terrible to do harm to an innocent person as Atticus would say, “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird.” At the end of the book, when Tate and Atticus are hiding the case of Boo killing Bob, Scout reminds Atticus that charging Boo with murder would be, “Like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”(276) It refers back to when Atticus told them it’s a sin to kill mockingbird because they don’t harm you. Boo is symbolic of a mockingbird because he didn’t do harm to anyone.
Compare/Contrast Essay How did the conditions surrounding Mike from “The Moustache”by…. and Greg from “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”by….. influence them when they faced the main problem in each story? Their actions were affected by what had been happening to them before they encountered the problem. Greg and Mike both were going through uncomfortable situations. Mike was being teased and looked at differently due to his moustache, and Greg was having serious trouble with grades and therefore couldn’t play for a team.
Walter is a Cunningham, so he is inferior and should be treated as such. Scout embraces the racism thrust on her and fails to see any other path. Also early in the novel Scout, Jem and Dill are afraid of Boo Radley, they think he is a monster and try to play tricks on him. They don’t know Boo Radley and have never seen him but still judge him on stories they have heard. They are threatened by him, and are scared to go on his property.
Not only was his skin color dark brown, but his arm was disable. Robinson was falsely accused for raping Mayella. This is because the father of Mayella (Bob Ewell) was trying to cover up the fact that he beats his daughter. Although Robinson was an important character of the novel, he did not have any control to say what was on his mind, his view of
Scout learns a major lesson which is not to kill a Mockingbird. She learns that Boo is simply an innocent mockingbird and does not harm just sings and Boo just suffered from his fathers cruel intentions which made the town see him as a harmful creature. The children and Boo never had a physical connection or chemistry but this barrier is soon broken when he saves the children form Bob Ewell. Scout now understands and see’s Boo as actually a real creature although she still points at him, which shows her transformation is still in progress she treats Boo like a real person. When Atticus fails to understand that Boo was the one who killed Bob, Scout explains Atticus a lesson which is usually visa versa, that you must never kill a Mockingbird and by exposing and giving him the negative publicity towards Boo it would be like killing him in a way.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Scout’s biggest role model is Atticus. She learns pretty much everything from him and looks up to him. Atticus wants her to understand that it is important to put yourself in someone else’s place in order to understand them better, considering things from their perspective. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout learns to not be so insensitive and to show more compassion and less insensitivity.
Exploring and understanding different characters decisions and beliefs truly helps reveal human morality. Aside from Scout, her father Atticus helps explore the good and bad of the Maycomb community. Atticus understands that, rather than being good or evil, everyone has good and bad qualities. The important thing is to appreciate the good qualities and understand the bad qualities by being comprehensive to others and trying to see life from their shoes. “You never really understood a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around it.” pg 30.
Unfortunately, Doodle was no match for his brother’s aggressive and selfish actions. In the end, Brother’s pride is to blame for Doodle’s untimely death. Brother’s pride was responsible for his opinion of Doodle. At times, Brother was kind and loving to Doodle, but the reader soon realizes that the narrator was mostly harsh and cruel to his brother. In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world.
Character to Theme Almost everyone is prejudice in some way or another, its almost impossible not to be. Its almost as difficult to not act on the prejudiceness inside almost each and every one of us. Atticus Finch was an amazing person because he seemed to have mastered this skill. If he was prejudice, he did an extremely well job of hiding it because throughout the whole To Kill a Mockingbird book it seems as if he is only ever trying to be helpful to everyone or at the very least he is always trying to show respect to everyone around him. This is the exact opposite of what prejudice is.