Dubose starts yelling at the children from her porch rocking chair. Mrs. Dubose tells Scout how ugly she is and how bad of a parent Atticus is. Atticus comes to walk the children home and says to her, “ ‘Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening’ “ (Lee 133). Atticus is able to control his thoughts and actions by remaining cool. His quiet dignity and even-keeled manner manifests in his genuine humility. Though Mrs. Dubose never says anything remotely kind to him or the children, he always smiles and responds with utmost politeness.
f. Atticus feels that the adults have made the world the way that it is and the children have to learn to live in that world. They can’t hide from it and need to be exposed to it as early as possible.
Gentlemen, I shall be brief; but I would like to my remaining time with you to remind you how Atticus Finch’s closing argument had a strong basis in logic, however what made him convincing was his pathetic points. Mr. Finch was well aware the jury wanted to convict Tom Robinson from the start. So Mr. Finch developed a plan to persuade the jury using Aristotle three models of rhetoric: Logos, pathos, and Ethos. Mr. Finch would repeatedly use Logos an appeal to logic to make it clear how all evidence pointed away from Mr. Robinson. Atticus understood how irrational the jury when it came to Negros. So he used pathos appeal, to develop a connection between Mr. Robinson and the jury. For this to work to work the connection needed to be stronger
“ Atticus Finch is the same in his house, as he is in the public streets” (46). This quote shows that Atticus is not just nice outside of the house, but also in the house which prove that Atticus is not a two faced monster. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is proven to be an influential character to many people in the town of Maycomb. Throughout the book, Atticus never changes, but other characters views on Atticus or racism do for the better. Not only can parents stride to live up to Atticus's’ name, but the younger population of the town can look at Atticus as their role model. Attius has proven that he is saint like in his code of honor as a lawyer, a father, and as a man.
“ People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.” by Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is just one example used by the Author Harper Lee in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many powerful people in this book but some of the best are the quiet but impactful ones. They have many opportunities to speak up and share their opinions like everyone else but instead choose to stand out and say it in their own ways. The quietest people are often the most powerful. Some people might disagree and say because they are quit they don’t have anything good or powerful to say.
I can infer the Scout is very naive by trying to make conversation with Mr. Cunningham but at the same time she is trying to apply what she has been taught by Atticus. She states, "Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in." Once she noticed that he did not show any interest regarding his son, she than thinks, "I tackled his entailment once more in a last-ditch effort to make him feel at home." As the reader, I can tell that she is trying to be as compassion as she can to a man who might not show compassion to others.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch shows he is a true moral man by always setting the right example by doing what is right, not what everyone else is doing.When Jem and Scout got air rifles for Christmas, Atticus told them he would like the kids to shoot cans, but he knows they will go after birds, so he reminds them,” ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’”(90) Atticus tells his children to not kill or harm something that doesn’t do anything wrong, which is a reference to racism and how black people do not do anything wrong, so they should not be the victims of hate. Atticus shows how he wants his children to not become advocates of racism,
The term “saint-like” is given to people who help other people without realizing and expect nothing in return. The following quote strongly explains the qualities that Atticus Finch’s character possesses. “Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. (Helen Keller)” In the story To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus, teaches his community what the meaning of character is. Throughout the whole story Atticus Finch is fighting for equality and along the way he raises his children into well rounded people by himself with no mother figure around. Atticus teaches not only his kids, but the whole community, that skin color does not make a person who they are. Atticus is saint-like in his code of honor as a lawyer, a father, and as a man.
After Atticus won the court case, the family celebrated his victory. Local newspapers, such as the Maycomb Tribune, are ecstatic about Atticus winning his court case and defeating the fact that he was defending a black man. After the case, Tom was released from custody and went to his family, who was overjoyed that he made it out and that he could now provide for the family. Link was more than happy to give Tom his job back, as he had said Tom was always a good worker. Atticus was always relaxed at home. He was looking like he would win a spot in the state legislature again. Jem and Scout went to the pageant. Scout was the ham. She was a hit in the pageant and Mrs. Merriweather came to her afterwards, expressing her joy to Scout for being a
In recent literary history, perhaps the strongest contender for the one character that has had the greatest influence on a generation is Atticus Finch, father of the protagonist in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Both as a father, and a lawyer, he has served, and still today serves as a pillar of righteousness and morality. The ability for his morality to translate to all people, across ages, races, and cultures, is a feat preformed by Harper Lee in her masterpiece, “To Kill A Mockingbird”. She establishes Atticus Finch as the moral center of the novel by juxtaposing his actions and the relationships with those of the majority of Maycomb. In doing so, she has made him a cultural, and oftentimes personal icon.
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said “I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. Even though Atticus Finch is not black, he still thinks they same way as Martin Luther King Jr. and still wants the same for his children: a society with equality for all races. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, he delivers a persuasive speech in order to free an innocent black man. Even though he does not win the case, Atticus succeeds in making an impact on the future of racism in Maycomb. By using logic in his closing speech, Atticus forces the town to examine their awareness of the prejudice in their own lives.