The jury was almost unanimous, with the exception of Juror #8 who won’t vote guilty. His leadership skills and tactics are very apparent early on in the film, as he suggests the group not be so quick to move on. Instead of jumping on the band wagon, he voices his opinions and doubts because a man’s life is on the line. He used several different influence tactics while defending the boy on trial. He started with some personal appeals by talking about how the boy was abused by his father and grew up in the slums.
Yet a wise man such as Atticus does not fully understand how the citizens of Maycomb can be so irrational and unjust in their prejudiced views of others. This is shown in Part one of Harper Lee’s novel as Atticus tells his brother Jack, ‘Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I will never truly understand.’ Atticus is a great influence on Scout through his actions and words, however he does not force her to act in this way. Atticus has the highest respect for everyone in Maycomb, regardless of gender, age or race. This is shown in his defence for Tom Robinson and his employment and loyalty to Calpurnia. He also demonstrates this when he explains Boo-Radley’s situation and reprimands Scout for treating a boy at her school badly because he was of lower class.
Atticus Finch is ridiculed by the townspeople for being a moral human being and sticking to his beliefs in defending an innocent colored man. As explained by Lee through her characters Tom Robinson, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch, the mockingbird is a symbolic representation of innocence, purity and virtue. To begin, the community of Maycomb basically indirectly murdered Tom Robinson. Despite the fact the man was helpful and kind - especially toward Mayella, who charged him of raping her - Tom was sent to trial and then found guilty even after Atticus Finch had verified his guiltlessness. His responsibility was all based on the color of his skin, not his true moral character.
In the 2th century, dichotomies have been created that lead to one group having more power over another group. However, through history we see the individuals who stand up against these more powerful groups as heroic. This can be seen through the youngest Nobel Peace Prizewinner, Martin Luther King Jr’s actions to achieve equality for the African-Americans. King was fed up with being treated unfairly because he was black and stood up to protect himself, his family and his people. Such a strong proclamation cost King his life but we still recognise his actions today as a main factor for the equality of African-Americans, and many other races.
Rage is the action that is determining the fate of this bright young man who’s only done good for this world. Think deeply about this man who only has served the public. Tom Robinson was constantly asking to help others, constantly trying to put a smile on people’s faces. His left hand is no longer capable of doing everyday tasks, because he was helping others by using the cotton gin. But you honorable gentlemen say he should be sentenced to death?
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial. The town of Maycomb turns against him due to this. Atticus, furious about the reaction from his town, explains, “…why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand” (Lee 88). Atticus does not have any racial biases, and he does not agree with the views of the majority of the people of Maycomb. Atticus, describing his beliefs to Jem, “…The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be
Jem and Scout stats to become aware that all this is caused by segregation. Since Atticus is defending Tom Robinson in court Mrs. Dubose starts to insult Atticus for ‘lawing for *******’ which infuriates both of his children. [Theme: The injustice of racism and segregation] 2. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn’t be fair if they treid. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s word, the white always wins.
Analysis of Grant Wiggins and Jefferson In Ernest J. Gaines’s novel “A Lesson Before Dying,” Grant Wiggins is forced to visit Jefferson in jail to make him a man after being called a hog in court. Before Grant can help Jefferson, he must first face his own inner demons, such as his cockiness and hate towards the whites. He sees himself as superior to other people because he is more educated. Instead of using his education positively within the community and his classroom, he uses it negatively by embarrassing his students and being ignorant to his own people. I think Grant acts this way because his own teacher, Matthew Antoine, acted the same way towards him.
Atticus Finch, without much support from the others in Maycomb, shows his heroism when he tackles the racism in Maycomb alone. First, the racism in Maycomb is shown through several of the events that happens in the book, then Atticus Finch, gets appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black person who is accused of raping a white girl, the verdict of the trial is obvious, but through what Atticus does for the trial, even without anyone’s help, Atticus shows his brave, heroic character when he challenges racism in Maycomb despite all the difficulties he has to overcome. The novel, To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic book which shows the racism against the black population in the 1930s in America through a criminal trial in which a black
Huck realizes that racism and slavery are very immoral and this encourages him to keep helping Jim to freedom. The racism in Huck’s society affect his perception of right and wrong because most of the people who had an influence on him thought that slavery was a good thing and were, in general, racist people. He couldn’t make his mind up between what was right or wrong because he had to choose either; what society thought was right, slavery, lynching or what his heart thought was right, helping his friend Jim. When Jim was sold from the Duke and the King Huck becomes scared and begins to write a letter to a previous caretaker, Miss Watson, then he had “to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and [he] knowed it. [He] studied a minute, sort of holding [his] breath, and then says to [himself]:"All right, then, I'll go to hell"- and tore it up.”(Twain 214) He