Dubose. While going with Jem to work off his punishment, Scout learns that courage is more than “a man with a gun in his hand” (149). Mrs. Dubose decides to take on an extremely bold and courageous goal of dying addiction free. Mrs. Dubose did not want to die a morphine addict and “leave [the] the world holden to nothing and nobody” (148). This very bold and fearless steeping stone for Mrs. Dubose, ends up teaching Scout what true courage is and that is takes a lot it to conquer such a big habit, such as Mrs. Dubose’s
Furthermore, Ben is extremely brave; imagine trying to hide such a great and terrible secret from your loved ones for almost a year, imagine how much courage that would take. Lastly, Ben is a sympathetic person. When Dallas Suzuki, the object of Ben’s lust and admiration, and his girlfriend, tells Ben that she was molested by her uncle as a child, and that her “brother” is really her son, Ben does not reject her and is not disgusted by her, instead, he embraces Dallas for being able to trust him enough to
How many eight year olds do we know that would think about financial problems and selflessly not say if or when they are in pain? Yet in Gaines’ the Sky is Gray James is such a character who was willing to keep quiet about his toothache in order to save money because he knew to take care of it cannot be afforded as can be seen in, “’cause I know we didn’t have enough money to go have it pulled”(Memory of Kin 167). He shows his maturity when he also says that he cannot ever cry or be scared because he is supposed to “set a good sample for the rest” (Memory of Kin 167). This again illustrates that the lack
This also shows how much courage Atticus has by not letting them in. Jem and Scout are very courageous. “ I swear before God if I’ll sit there and let them say somethin’ about Atticus” (Lee p.87). This was when Scout was at school and Francis called his dad a nigger lover. She got so mad and beat him up.
His dad ignored when he didn’t go home or when he was sent to the Children’s Center; he said it was good riddance. Although Sonny’ mom was very upset, she never failed to make the trip to pick Sonny up from the Children’s Center. She loved him and never had a thought of giving up on him. She tried to hide his clothing to keep him at home, or she threatened to send him away until he is twenty-one, but when these didn’t work, she would ask her favorite question, “Boy, why you so bad?”(P.21) Sonny’s life as a young boy was engaged in crime. He was effectively influenced by his “gang” and the game of hookey.
This quote is outlined twice in the novel because Atticus understands people’s opinions by looking from their perspective. Many of the discriminatory characters in the story do not have that skill. Atticus also teaches Scout not to fight. He told her that “he would wear me out if he had of me fighting anymore...the better everybody would be. I soon forgot” (99).
We pay in the loss of a priceless social currency as families are destroyed, trust between friends is betrayed, and promising careers are never fulﬁlled. I cannot imagine sanctioning behavior that would increase that toll” He expresses the same tone on page 10. He answered another statement “Drugs use should be legal since users only harm themselves.” By stating “those who believe this should stand by the medical exam miner as he counts the 36 bullet wounds in the shatterered corpse of a three-year old who happened to get in the way of his mothers drug-crazed boyfriend. It seems Bennett is confident he is right and that he doesn’t even consider being fair-minded in some of his
Atticus is defending Tom because he knows that he was falsely accused. Scout and Jem have to fight to keep calm. Scout is able to keep calm through all the teasing and backbiting because she has promised something to her father and does not like to let him down. Scout has faith in Atticus because she knows that if he fights, it's for the good always. She has no racial prejudice against Tom but her growth is almost incredible as she comes to understand all the prejudice against her father's client and that he will lose the case simply because Tom is black.
This transformation becomes especially obvious to the reader in the last chapter when Jack lies to his mother, telling her that Judge Irwin did not kill himself because he was “in a jam”. He thinks of this lie as a gift to his mother, allowing her to believe that she had indeed loved a genuinely good man. In the second chapter, the
To Kill A Mockingbird Outline 1. Atticus A. What do they say about him? After Jem watches Atticus take out the mad dog with a single shot, Jem learns that his father isn't so helpless after all. He also learns a lesson about humility in the process.