“Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” (Lee 149). These words come from Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. He is offered the task to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, or leave him for another lawyer to defend his case in court. Although he knows it will put his family at risk of criticism and negativity towards the town, he boldly accepts the duty and burden of fighting for Tom Robinson. Accepting the case was not a blunder, it was a man making the correct decision by defending Tom Robinson.
Some have more courage than others do. In the book To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Atticus, a father of two and lawyer, stands up for a colored man in a court of law. At first, the readers just see him as a studious, quiet father, who has unique parenting strategies, but as the book progresses, Atticus's character grows. His courage, honesty, boldness, and scruples shape his life. In the trial with Tom Robinson, this shows especially. His determination to create the best case he can even though the odds are stacked against him, show the perseverance and strength of mind he has. Throughout To Kill a Mocking Bird Atticus's character grows as a genuine, brave, godly, man.
Martin Luther King and Gandhi are one of the few people who changed society, and stood on their own. They were individuals who didn’t worry what other people thought. They decided to bring a change in the society. King and Gandhi fought for their own rights and freedom. Lots of people get influenced by a person and make him as a leader, So he can do all the work for them while others were lazy. So this shows that a person can change a society. In “To kill a mocking bird” by Harper lee, in the county of Macomb, Atticus a lawyer defending a black man at that point of the time is changing the society. So lee clearly sends this message to his readers by using Atticus and some other characters in To Kill Mockingbird.
Although they are critiqued, some people do whatever they can do to improve our society. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch proves himself to be a hero. This small-town lawyer exhibits bravery, strength, and modesty when faced with objection during Maycomb’s quarrel for justice. Without a doubt, Atticus proves that anybody can stand for what he or she believes is right.
Throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, it seems as if Atticus Finch is a failure as both a parent and a lawyer. However, somebody with a good understanding of the novel will realise that Atticus is in fact a terrific lawyer and a superb father. However, like all people, Atticus has his flaws.
In this novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, mockingbirds are portrayed as generous, kind, and innocent. In comparison, both birds and humans sing. In a way, mockingbirds are humans too. They all sing their heart out and enjoy life. The characters I chose were Atticus, Scout, and Boo. If these characters could sing a song in the novel one may wonder what song would match their characteristics and qualities. In the case, of Atticus Finch, he is respected by mostly everyone in Maycomb because of the intelligence and wisdom of his character. Since its the age of racialism, Atticus was asked to defend a black man. He agreed to defend this man, he has sympathy for black people but some of the townspeople of Maycomb scorn him for his decision. But Atticus
The story, "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee, has numerous gallant characters, yet the most brave is Atticus. Atticus is the most brave character since he goes up against the test to protect Tom Robinson. This is courageous in light of the fact that in those days it required a ton of exertion and devotion to demonstrate that a dark man is not liable. Atticus didn't consider individuals to be a shading, he just observed individuals and he didn't take a white individual's assertion over a dark individual's statement. This isn't the main gallant actions for Atticus, he has numerous courageous minutes all through the story, including shooting a distraught pooch and remaining late during the evening to secure Tom Robinson at the correctional facility.
Atticus was a good father. He protected his children against anything. He lost his wife when Scout, his younger daughter was very young, and the children had to grow up without a mother. Atticus Finch did his best to keep the children happy, though he couldn’t play football with Jem as the other fathers did. The one thing he was adamant about, was getting Scout and Jem their coveted air rifles. Everyone agrees that Scout was a girl. Some say Atticus should have given her a gun, while others say he shouldn’t have. Atticus should have given Scout a gun for these three reasons; to use in self-defense, to satisfy her longing, and to learn responsibility.
A tale of childhood and an Alabama town’s troubles with racism is spun from the novel of To Kill a Mockingbird. Most critics, however, claim that the two missions the main characters undertake are not connected well. On the contrary, Harper Lee successfully intertwines the two storylines of To Kill a Mockingbird to create a more profound statement on the interaction of people with clashing ideologies. The two stories enrich each other by showing the parallels of the kids’ and Atticus’s goal to change unshakable behaviors, comparing and contrasting the two parties’ methods, and by tying together the two adventures in a way that address both possible outcomes. Many believe the tales are too different to put together, but both worlds’ objective are more similar than they seem.
According to Scout, Atticus knew what he was doing to defend Tom Robinson, and it’s quite obvious from three main situations. The first is when he proved that Tom Robinson couldn’t give Mayella Ewell those injuries. At the beginning, when Atticus was questioning Heck Tate, the witness said that Mayella Ewell’s right side of her face was beat up. However, the fact that Heck Tate had mistaken the side because of his point of view was also very important. That way, when Robert Ewell was asked to write, it showed that he was left handed. As Scout said, it was obvious that ‘If her right eye was blacked and she was beaten mostly on the right side of the face, it would tend to show that a left-handed person did it.’ (Lee, 178) Moreover,
As we were reading to kill a mockingbird I realized that Atticus Finch Is a really great father and lawyer. What really caught my eye in the book was when they accused Tom Robinson of allegedly raping Mayella Ewell. The fact that Tom Robinson only has one good arm and is left handed when Mayella Ewell had punch marks on her along with her neck being choked, all the evidence that Atticus presented showed that Tom Robinson was innocent. And then Tom Robinson ends up being guilty and what happened to him at the kind of end wasn't right and all Atticus wanted was justice and what end up happening to Tom Robinson was very unfair, just because of his skin color. If I was in Atticus position I would be disappointed because you would think people would see all the injustice happening at this time. And would see that what was happening ruined his life and they wouldn't like if that happen to them.
Bob Ewell and the majority of Maycomb are indignant when Atticus voluntarily defends Tom Robinson, but they are even more furious at the outcome of the trial. Atticus is perceptive and courageous during the events of the trial as well as Jem’s encounter with Mrs. Dubose. Regarding Bob Ewell harassing Atticus and spitting in his face, Scout narrates,“Miss Stephanie said Atticus didn’t bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and wiped his face and stood there and let Mr. Ewell call him names wild horses could not bring her to repeat … I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco.” (Chapter 23). Atticus’ graciousness in the face of such hate and ignorance illustrates his ability to respect those with absolutely no respect for him. He even finds reasons to understand where Bob Ewell is coming from, like the fact that he has lost all aspects of his integrity and was outed as an abusive father to the entirety of Maycomb. He wishes Bob Ewell would quit his destructive habits and seek rehabilitation for his wrongdoings. Atticus is truly a man of sympathy and whole-heartedness--qualities that Harper Lee views as essential of a social justice warrior. When Jem admits to destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flower garden after being denounced by her, Atticus chastises, "Son, I have no doubt that you've been annoyed by your contemporaries about me lawing for n*****, as you say, but to do something like this to a sick old lady is inexcusable. I strongly advise you to go down and have a talk with Mrs.
"You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." Atticus Finch spoke these staggeringly wise words in the astonishing novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee. In the book, Atticus Finch, a widower, raises his children with the help of his neighborhood and the housekeeper, Calpurnia. Similarly, I know a family that went through something similar and received help from their friends and family when it came to raising the younger children. Another part of the book that I was able to relate to was when Scout and Jem make it their number one priority to force Boo Radley to leave his house. Comparably, the book “Beautiful Creatures” has a character who seems similar to Boo Radley. Last, when Scout and Jem receive hate for their father representing the black man, Tom Robinson, after he is accused of crime, it reminds me of a situation where people judged my friend because of something their parent did.