I admire Atticus’ role model figure as opposed to our modern society parents like Charlie Sheen and Britney Spears who abuse the right to have children. Not only is he there for them when they need him, but he passes on his high standards that keeps for himself. The aftermath of Bob Ewell attacking Jem left him unconscious, however, Atticus stayed by his side “He turned out the light and went into Jem's room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem woke up in the morning.
” This demonstrates Atticus’ father character, but also his heart of gold, one in which only a hero of society would own.Although set in the 1930’s, Lee wrote her novel in the 1960’s, during the start of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr can be compared to Atticus through his wisdom. These words ‘He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
’, are what Atticus lives his life by. Atticus is a lawyer who accepts the responsibility of a black man in court. That is basically social suicide at this time in history, where black people had no rights but he still did it.So why? Why does he put himself into social peril for one black man? Why can’t he just join into society’s racial ways? Atticus doesn’t because “before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
”This is demonstrated through a homily shows Atticus’ morals. Atticus cherishes his family including his cook Calpurnia. Calpurnia is a valued member of the Finch family, though Aunt Alexander’s perspective challenges Atticus’ management.She believes in family being blood related and non-Negro however Atticus rises against these ideologies, “She’s a faithful member of this family and you'll simply have to accept things the way they are.
” Shown through emotive language, Atticus’ loyalty, bravery and persistence against the cruel ways of Maycomb’s racist society shines brightly. What other excellent qualities in a person could you have? “Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her; she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em-“, Racism..
. Tom Robinston …Framed by the white trash who came onto him, Mayella Ewell.Negros’s were considered animals, to be rightfully put in their place as the dogs of humanity, who couldn’t feel sorry for a white person like Tom did, “Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her; she seemed to try more'n the rest of 'em-“, This southern Idiom demonstrates, in Maycomb, only few whites actually believed the right thing, equality, one of those being Atticus.
Innocence for a black man was already confirmed as guilty before he even pleaded his case. Atticus presses the jury, “I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family.In the name of God, do your duty. ” This is noted through ethical language, telling the jury to do their job properly because no one stands for Negros or even wants to give them a chance. Light Vs Darkness. Good Vs Evil.
Protagonist Vs Antagonist. Whichever you want to label them as, two characters are at war in To Kill A Mocking Bird. The filthy, dark, self centred, careless trash known as Bob Ewell is juxtaposed to the brave, courageous, caring role model Atticus Finch. What kind of a father would beat their own daughter for loving a Negro man? Bob Ewell.
What kind of a man would spit in the ones face that stands for equality?Bob Ewell. What kind of person would have the capability of sending an innocent man to prison just to look socially acceptable? Bob Ewell. Atticus is clearly portrayed as the ‘better man, “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take “which Lee demonstrates through characterisation. But what would happen if Atticus wasn’t part in being Bob Ewell’s juxtaposed character? Think of what society would be then.
.. Society without a hero is like the world without air, we need it to keep us alive or in a right state of mind.