Atticus’s self-reliant characteristics make him stand firm in his beliefs and follow what his conscience tells him. When talking to Scout about why he is going to continue defending Tom, Atticus tells her “the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience” (Lee 140). Atticus signifies integrity because he “ha[s] a conscience and listens[s] to
But Charlie also compares himself to Atticus because of his knowledge, fairness and wisdom, he also believes that these traits may be the reasons of why Jasper Jones came to him to seek help, “He [Jasper] must have presumed me to be genuine and fair like Atticus Finch: dignified and responsible and wise” (p.18). Charlie also uses Atticus as some sort of guide to help him through situations, as in he is always thinking ‘what would Atticus Finch do?’ “I try to reason it though as Atticus Finch might “(p.143) Charlie is reflecting his actions on Atticus’s
Even though Lennie is a different person from the other people, he has good intentions. Lennie is not smart enough but he can be a good friend. He is loyal and people can trust him. That the reason why George is Lennie’s friend. George does not care about Lennie’s situation and he trust in him as Lennie trust in George.
"First of all,' he said, 'If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-“ (p.39) iii: His sympathy: Atticus understands how people feel and think. He doesn’t judge others because of what they look like. "Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
He has compassion for the accused. He is taking his duty seriously, and is prepared to spend time discussing the case rather than deferring to an overwhelming majority opinion. He has a confidence that allows him to express his opinions and beliefs even in the face if unanimous disagreement from his peers. His confidence is a quiet one, however, and he never uses aggression, violence or any form of Intimidation to push his arguments. Instead, as he suggests
Reflection Reading the story of Charity Anderson was a real privilege because it showed me how your entire life can reflect upon your morals. The major moral shown by Charity was respectfulness and manners; this was lifestyle and what she believed in. One major part that played in this belief was her master being very kind. This was important because it did not ruin herself of esteem, like it did to most of the slave during the time. This made her story really special because it showed how she didn’t regret or hate having been in that time.
He isn’t racist, he stands up for what he believes in, and doesn’t care what people say about him. Atticus has been called a “nigger-lover” by many people in Maycomb, but he still had the moral courage to stick with his job in defending Tom Robinson. He even told Jem and Scout to not do anything that would affect his decision on staying with the trial or not. I thought that that showed his determination to continue with
He shows a keen personality and self control by not hopping into conclusions. Ralph shows the ability to reason well with others. “If faces were different when lit from above or below-what was a face?” (78). For a young English schoolboy, this is good logical thinking. Ralph is
He is understanding, accepting, and he’s very fair. When he decided to defend Tom Robinson because he found it morally correct, it showed that he was very open-minded. He listened to both sides in the court and found a way to make people believe what he believed. He always treated people with respect. Calpurnia is also a great example of an approving person.