"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it-whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash." (220) Atticus says. As opposed to most of the points of view of the other Maycomb residents, he stresses the fact that all men are created equal. To Kill a Mockingbird also tells the theme of a hero’s journey. That hero is Atticus, who fights for racial justice.
He is a prime example of true courage. Thurgood Marshall was on the path to victory as a kid. His success in studies and wide array of knowledge of would lead him to be courageous in the future. As a young boy Thurgood Marshall learned deep respect for the United States Constitution and the rule of law. His father instilled respect for these two things in his home and in his children from the day they were born.
In the novel, Atticus Finch whom is the town lawyer, is defending an African American known as Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of allegedly raping Mr. Ewell's daughter. Even though he was innocent, his verdict was guilty, her was later murdered. The case of Tom Robinson brings uproar
Comparison Essay – To Kill a Mockingbird What happens when something is fought for the right cause? It is fought like how Atticus Finch fought for Tom Robinson in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Henry Lee, or like the warriors from the poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch defends an African American in court. Along the way, people turn on him, and attack his children. Atticus still lost in the end.
This helps him find a way to cope with them may help you understand yourself more effectively. John is a man of strong moral beliefs any way he or she look at him, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. John Proctor is a big and strong man. He’s a man that everyone in the town looked up to. He is a loving husband, a hard working farmer, a proud father, and most important a faithful Christian.
Michael feels so strongly about this that he starts using all his gold to get to her, not to actually sleep with her but to just talk. Michael is a good guy, and he is confused by what God wants from him. However, he never gives up on what he is suppose to do. Michael is a man after God’s own heart, and he remains true throughout the whole story. After Michael has won Angel over and she marries him, his fight has only begun.
He preach to the people that we were all equal and we could become one and treat each other as family. Martin Luther King Jr. was a strong man and individual. He was courageous and not afraid. People didn't want change but he fought hard for it and almost got it. Reason being I say almost is because most things are still going on in this world today even racism.
Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female. Mr. Gilmer hinted that because Tom was strong and coloured, Tom would rape and beat a white woman. Not only was Tom discriminated against on the stand, but after Tom was sent to the slammer, Tom was killed and shot at multiple times after he was already dead. “ ‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They [the police] didn’t have to shoot him that much.’ ” (235).
Tom Robinson, a Negro, is charged for the rape of Mayella Ewell, a white female of the age of 19. Even though all the evidence suggests and even proves Robinson is innocent, he is charged guilty. Scout, watching from the colored man’s balcony, sees this and asks her father about it later. He says that in this case, Tom Robinson was the mockingbird and racism is the ‘air rifle’ that was shooting him. Morally incorrect, that is what it is called.
Dylan Fiolek Prejudice in the South Racial prejudice was beyond horrible in the 1960s. A time to kill was a movie about a white lawyer who defends a black man for shooting to white woman. The black man raped and beat his daughter. To kill a Mockingbird was a book about a white lawyer who defends a black man. They accuse him of raping and beating a young white woman.