Atticus shows respect to others, courage ,non-violent behavior. As they both mature they then realized why Atticus behavior that certain way. One way that Atticus influences his children is by treating both Negros and whites- even the one that disrespect him- with respect . As Atticus is getting persecuted by others so is Scout, at school, Cecils Jacob kept telling Scout that her dad was a Nergo-lover ,fought him, but she herself didn’t even know what that meant. When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again.
Explore the significance of courage in the novel. (To kill a Mockingbird) You must consider the context of the novel and use evidence from the text to support your answer.omg Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird explores how courage can be shown by important characters in the novel. To begin with, Mrs Henry Lafayette Dubose is one of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird who represents a lot of courage. She continuously yells at Jem and Scout, telling them that Atticus is, “no better than the niggers he works for” (pg113). Her insulting comments made Jem ruin her camellias.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters Jem, Scout, and Atticus exhibit courage numerous times throughout the story. Atticus shows examples of courage through his decision to defend Tom Robinson and the values that he sets for his children. It takes a courageous person to face the negative remarks in the society that he lives in. He risks everything he has to defend a black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman because he believes it is the right thing to do. “If I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again”.
Scout is amazed by the response of the townspeople after her father takes the case of Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of raping a white girl. After Attics takes the case children mock Scout and call Atticus, her father, a nigger lover. In addition, people that she has always thought of as good and friends show up at the house to make threats if Atticus continues to take the case. When she begins to recognize that Tom is innocent during the trial both she and her brother are shocked that he is found guilty.
Outside of the Maycomb jail Atticus defends Tom Robinson from the group of men by standing in front of the jail-not allowing anyone to get to Tom Robinson. This is an act of courage because Atticus continues to protect him even though he is fully aware that he is standing in the face of danger. Another example of this can be seen when Atticus speaks for Tom Robinson in court, Her father saw it, and the defendant has testified as to his remarks. What did her father do? We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
To Crooks, the dream house would be a place where he would be accepted and not be discriminated against. However, unlike the other three men, who all associate the house with a pathway to the dignity they are deprived of, Lennie views the house as a sanctuary where he can take care of rabbits without anything to fear. It seems that almost all of Lennie’s motivation comes from the rabbits. When George scolds Lennie for not remembering where they were going, Lennie replies by saying, “Tried and tried, but it didn’t do no good. I remember about the rabbits, George.” (Steinbeck 4).
The author depicted several minor characters which helped to build up and expose the personality of the text's protagonist, Atticus Finch and his two children who through their father and the characters surrounding them gain knowledge and maturity. Mrs Dubose has a vast affect on Jem From his encounter with her, He learns that there is more to people than just what they show on the surface. He also learns the value of self-control. Mrs. Dubose is rude and cantankerous, cruel to the children and openly and vehemently critical of Atticus's defense of Tom Robinson "Your father is no better than the n*ggers and trash he works for!". Jem hates her, and destroys her flowers in retaliation of her treatment of him and his family.
The realization that there is evil in those who they thought good greatly confuses Scout and Jem; after the trial they must re-evaluate their understanding of human nature. While conversing with Scout, Jem says "If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? … I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time - it's because he wants to stay inside". The challenge of this struggle causes Jem great emotional pain as he tries to come to terms with the disappointing realities of inequality, racism, and general unfairness, whilst sharing his thoughts with Scout. Although the children are used to present a mature understanding of the human condition and the coexistence of good and evil, the guiding moral voice of To Kill a Mockingbird is embodied by Atticus Finch.
Coercion theory can best explain Bernardo’s childhood and how he developed no hishis psychopathic traits while Hare’s theory expands on how those traits interacted to create a serial rapist and murderer. ****Reader may be confused by writing those instead of being direct about psychopathic traits****** Growing up, Bernardo’s aversive experiences with his parents contributed to his antisocial behaviour which was later reinforced through deviant peer interaction (Pron, 1995). From birth, Bernardo’s parents were constantly arguing and redirecting their anger at him.the anger they had towards each other at him (Pron, 1995, p. 50). His father was the classic
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, conveys many messages about human nature to the reader, and how the human race behaves.The novel in based in the 1930’s in southern United States. It tells the story of a white lawyer, Atticus Finch representing a black man who is wrongly accused of rape. Another character, Boo Radley is also victimised by the town through stereotyping. The books depicts that when humans don’t understand something, they make up excuses of how to justify why someone could believe a certain thing or behave in such a way. To Kill a Mockingbird also portrays the uniqueness of our world and how human nature is to accept certain beliefs and not others.