He made it sound like were runnin’ a still” (75). Scout was curious why it was a problem if Atticus was defending an African American. She wants to find out the truth behind the things happening around her, which shows maturity. In the first half of the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout shows the immaturity of a six-year-old, but she also shows a lot of maturity because of her desire to learn. Like a typical six-year-old, she believes everything she hears, she is scared easily, and lastly she is ignorant about a lot of things.
In our courts, when its a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life.” The 3rd lesson that Scout learned in, “ To Kill A Mockingbird" would be that courage is manifested in ways other than physical acts. Now a very good representation of this lesson would be Atticus Finch. Even though people called him names an threatened him, Atticus still persevered through these hardships and took the abuse. A very good example from the noel which portrays well his courage is this right here when he was talking to him brother about jem and scout.
Teresa Austin ENGL 151C Maria Brandon April 11, 2011 ESSAY 4 Alice Walker Alice Walker is an advocate/activist for the end of ignorance to the persecution of her gender and race. Alice Walker’s life relates to her stories, poems and plays, they represent a mirrored image of her life growing up a poor, oppressed, black daughter of sharecroppers. Walker’s writings are a voice for the injustice of prejudice and oppression of black women and their culture. In the summer of 1952 while playing cowboys and Indians with her brothers, Alice was blinded in her right eye from an accidental gunshot wound at the young age of eight. When she was 14 years old her brother Bill had the "cataract" removed for Alice by a doctor in
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay on Courage Submitted By: Harkrishan Gill Submitted To: Ms. Saplys Date: November 24, 2011 The classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, is about a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, who lives in a small town known as Maycomb. It is a prejudice town where many people in society are racist toward African Americans. They are considered to be a lower class of humans and are treated unfairly. However, there is Jeans’ father, Atticus Finch who is not confined by the town’s opinions, and believes in equality amongst all the people. In my opinion, the best theme to describe Atticus is courage, because of his strong morals and beliefs, his contributions to society, and his will power shown in the Tom Robinson case.
"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.
To Kill a Mockingbird “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, was written during the Civil Right Movement. This book was a view for a young girl’s eyes, showing the inequality within her community. The protagonist Jean Louise “Scout” Finch learns the different rules/ laws written and unwritten between black people and white people. The book shows the how the Jim Crow law and the effect of Emmett Till stood out during that particular time period. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is at that time six years old growing up in Maycomb, Alabama.
In addition, don’t wait for others to progress society, take initiative. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a simplistic view of life in Alabama during the great depression. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl, Scout Finch and her brother Jem. In the novel the desire for change is put to the test many times. Although, none compare to the challenge of Atticus Finch
Over the course of the novel, Jem’s concern for other innocent creatures changes dramatically. In the first few chapters, Jem shows his selfishness and naïve view of life by stating that a turtle would come out by striking a match under him. However, after witnessing the prejudice in the Tom Robinson case, Jem understands the pain that comes from the power of hate. From then on, Jem is protective of every innocent creature. This is shown as he tells Scout that the reason she shouldn’t squash the Rolly Polly was because “They didn’t bother you.” (pg.
Atticus is one of the best lawyers in the town of Maycomb; he is an excellent role model for many people to look up to. Even though most of Maycomb has put him down by calling him cruel names, he still dug up courage to defend Tom Robinson and the fight to see if he raped Mayella. Jem asked Atticus what he thought was going to happen and whether or not he was going to win, Atticus then said no, that was because “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,”(78). This shows determination and to still fight for what you think is right even if you already know you are going to lose. Notwithstanding, he already knew he was fighting a war with no gun, and had "after losing the case, which he surely should have won, Maycomb still chose to put him down quoting, “he's turned out a nigger-lover we'll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a Sin To take the life of something or someone harmless is not only a sin, it’s a crime. Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was published in 1960, at the very height of a national civil rights crisis in the United States, as a political statement, so that she could share her experiences and perhaps help us to “walk in another man’s shoes“ before judging him. Nelle Harper Lee was born in 1926, a time of racial segregation and inequality. As a child she slowly began to notice the subtle separations between herself and the hired help. The fact that they had an existence much like hers, but totally their own was a puzzle to her.