Additionally, he also has negative traits, shown when he allows his children to be put in danger. Unknowingly, his children slip away to the jail and finds the mob that confronts Atticus. If he was a stricter parent, the children would not be able to leave. As a result, To Kill a Mockingbird should still be considered a timeless classic. In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird should be considered a timeless classic, because it has three-dimensional characters, and sends thoughtful themes.
Some people, rather than listening to what the law says should be done, listen to what their conscience suggests is right or wrong. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are two main people who act as moral compasses in the town of Maycomb, and one person who is definitely the opposite of a moral compass. Atticus and Jean Louise Finch were both excellent examples of moral compasses, because they both showed people the right thing to do, whereas Mayella Ewell did the wrong thing and was not showing the honourable thing to do. Only some people can be a moral compass for others and it takes a great deal of courage to become one. Atticus Finch not only took the case of a black man, but went against everyone’s beliefs that black people were lower, and actually tried to defend Tom Robinson from a crime that he was wrongfully accused of doing.
He eventually finds his own morals and tells himself what is right and what is wrong. Part of this realization came from him helping Jim, which troubled his mind because of what society said about helping him. But he then based his decision to help on his own experiences and logic. That is kind of what Fahrenheit 451 puts forth. But instead of trying to gain knowledge it is being destroyed, all because society is trying to promote ignorance which causes sameness in all.
Often times in life as well as in literature, certain individuals are given negative reputations and notoriety for previous behaviors that simply do not represent their character as a whole. Taking place in the 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama, two such individuals that represent this veracity in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee are Boo Radley and Mrs. Dubose. Soon after being introduced to the demonized characters of Radley and Dubose, the reader is equipped to see that there is more goodness to these persons on the inside than may be visible to the outside world. The character of Mrs. Dubose in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird is an excellent example of seeing goodness overpowered by evil in the form of a crippling substance abuse. From early on in the novel, the perspective that this character is nothing more than a miserable hag
Those who commit injustice will ultimately suffer more than those who defy justice will. It takes a strong willed person to stand up for what is right. One may be looked at differently, but it is well worth it to make the point clear. Gandhi, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr. all preach their knowledge of the world through speeches and scriptures that educated readers about the importance of self-reliance and self-independence. When one supports injustice, it is threatening to the quality of life they choose to live.
An example would be; “So lived the clansmen in cheer and revel a winsome life, till one began to fashion evils, that fiend of hell” (I, 47-49). Grendel isn’t just Beowulf’s enemy, he personifies everything that is evil, and he is literally a demon from hell, a descendant of Cain. In our everyday life we face the same controversy of good against evil, we all get to the point where we have to decide what’s wrong and right, that’s why I personally feel Good vs. Evil, is a Universal theme. Beowulf follows the pattern of lots of stories where good always defeats evil, where the hero fights the bad guy and always comes victorious.
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.
People like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King bring out humans best qualities, but others like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin prove my point in saying humans are cruel and may do evil things. Why are humans so cruel? I believe it’s our nature. It’s not the humans that are born cruel, it’s just the society they live in and they were brought up that way in this corrupted society formed by humans, but a couple of evil doesn’t make up the society. “You must not lose faith in humanity.
As much as I hate to bring it up; I believe that race has a lot to do with how certain people are treated. I have witnessed people treating their race equal, but not treating another race in the same way. None of the other assessments match the way that I am. I definitely don’t think that I face the risk of being hard-heartedness due to the lack of compassion for others and their needs. It says that my gift is compassion and that is true because I am compassionate about the things I want and am trying to accomplish in life and I show compassion towards others and their problems.
Through the minds of Palahniuk and Stevenson a common ground is reached in the two books Fight Club and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; both the narrator and Dr. Jekyll create their own misfortune in trying to fix the problems of the world, or better yet what they perceive the problems to be. In a sense the doppelganger of Dr. Jekyll and The Narrator create a misery that is eerie. These characters could be considered Byronic heroes; they start off admirable individuals but by the end of their journey we pity them. Another observation than can be made is through the birth of their alter egos Dr. Jekyll is in essence attempting to play God, and Tyler Durden (The Narrator’s doppelganger) believes he is God. The consequences of their decisions lead them to, ceaseless misery,