Dolphus Raymond - A wealthy white man who lives with his black mistress and mulatto children. Throughout… 1378 Words 6 Pages Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird The United States has been dealing with the issue of racism ever since Columbus landed on Plymouth Rock. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. We trust him to do right. Now that's a 1 Dad. Therefore the quotes below attributed to Scout are both the quotes said by Scout as a child in To Kill a Mockingbird and the quotes said by the book's narrator. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe- some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they're born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others- some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of men.
The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. By accepting this case, he and his children were exposed to the anger of the white people. Boo does many kind things for the children such as leaving them little presents in the tree house. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives.
But we get the feeling that it's their way of showing him respect, just like he shows them respect. Even in those times where the racism and injustice were really prevalent. In life, we witness incredible acts of courage everyday from police and firefighters to everyday men and women like you and me. In reality, he is simply jaded by the hypocrisy of white society and prefers living among blacks. He is also trying to teach Scout to control her temper and not let others get the better of her by making her angry. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. Atticus, he was real nice.
It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. Dubose has been raised differently than they have. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. We were accustomed to prompt, if not always cheerful acquiescence to Atticus's instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire.
There was also a big difference between Mr. Atticus is truly the ideal role model. Atticus Finch is a character that embodies class, thoughtfulness, and compassion. When Bob Ewell spit in his face, Atticus simply walked away and took it. Our courts have their faults as does any human institution, but in this country, our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts, all men are created equal. Quotes Let's take a look at four of Atticus Finch's more memorable quotes from the book.
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. That would fit with what we know about Atticus, but perhaps there's a simpler reason: love. Mockingbirds contribute to society the way real mockingbirds sing and entertain us with beautiful music to our ears. Here Atticus is saying that we should not judge another person if we have not experienced what they have been through. Changes may be determined by majority opinion or by a representative vote. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time.
He strongly believed in justice and the power of its system. Atticus himself is a mockingbird because sees the best in everyone. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. Because of this, many of the most well known quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird are said by Atticus. You should go with your gut instinct and know that you may fail yet still do it, because its the right thing to do.
While Atticus isn't scared of the mob for his own sake, he is afraid that they'll hurt his kids. If a person doesn't know the answer to a child's question they shouldn't pretend they do so as to seem smart, or try to change the point so as to avoid looking like they don't know. Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. In the Courtroom Of course Scout's dad has the be the one honest lawyer in, well, maybe the whole South. I don't want him growing up with a whisper about him, I don't want anybody saying, 'Jem Finch.
Maybe Atticus was appointed, but he also thinks it's the right thing to do. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Without a doubt, Atticus proves that anybody can stand for what he or she believes is right. He is a skilled lawyer and without making outright accusations in a harsh tone he effectively points out that Bob Ewell is lying. He'll do his best to prevent someone from beating up somebody else, then he'll turn around and try to stop no less than the Federal government--just like you, child. Atticus feels that the justice system should be color blind, and he defends Tom as an innocent man, not a man of color.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. But remember this, he'll always do it by the letter and by the spirit of the law. Among the main themes used in the novels are courage, prejudice, hypocrisy, justice, education, social. A boy trudged down the sidewalk dragging a fishing pole behind him. These qualities about Atticus develop the reader into feeling respect and admiration for Atticus himself, and tends to focus the reader more upon the words and messages that he conveys throughout the book. He politely proves that Bob Ewell is a liar; he respectfully questions Mayella about her role in Tom's crisis. Finch didn't act that way to Mayella and old man Ewell when he cross-examined them.