Atticus addresses this idea because he understands that him not taking this case, and going against everything he’s ever stood for, could not make a good example for his kids. If he expects them to have value and structure in their life, he must be their coach. Evident throughout the novel, he teaches honesty and equality to both Jem and Scout. Granted that he would later face hatred
The most essential responsibility of a parent is to keep their children safe; most will not intentionally but their children in harm’s way. Harper Lee writes about a parent whose children are endangered and altered because of a decision that he makes. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch chooses to represent Tom Robinson in court, putting his children in potential danger, earning respect from numerous people surrounding him, and teaching his kids valuable life lessons; if individuals always chose to do what is right, instead of settling for the easy solution, difficulties could be often eliminated. Atticus Finch, a moral perfection, accepts the case of Tom Robinson despite strong opposition from his neighbors; thus, Jem and Scout are put in danger. Tom Robinson’s case deals with controversial material to begin with, which is only made more contentious because of Tom’s skin color.
Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a very essential character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. He is not only the father on Jem and Scout, but he is also defending Tom Robinson. Along with all of the obstacles and challenges that Atticus faces he is still an exceptional role model for the children. He also overcomes the diversity of Negroes and whites that is displayed during his time by standing up and fighting for Tom Robinson and his triumph in court against Bob Ewell. Lee presents Atticus Finch as understanding of Tom Robinson, caring with the children, and calm throughout the Tom Robinson trial.
Atticus must show courage , modesty , and his beliefs for children to see his value and worth . Courage is hard to come by especially when you are not doing it for recognition . Even though Atticus knew there was a great chance they would lose he still fought his hardest for Tom Robinson , the African American , man to be declared innocent in the trial .”... real courage… is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what ,” pg. 149 . Once
Socrates also contends that he is acting justly when it comes to his children, because he is setting an example of how to live to them. If he left, and ran away, his children would have to live their lives knowing they came from a man who broke laws, and acted unjust. Even in his own situation, the taint of acting unjust, would follow him and his family wherever they went. Socrates also expresses that if he acts unjust in these times, he will have to answer for his actions when faced with the Gods of the
Rahim tells him he must put his own life in danger to save Hassan’s son, Sohrab. At first, Amir wants to refuse Rahim Khan’s wish, thinking of his life back home. He also thinks about how Hassan’s life may have been different if Hassan had the same opportunities he had. Then he realizes, “ But how can I pack up and go home when my actions may have cost Hassan a chance at those very same things?” (Hosseini 226). Rahim Khan warns Amir that it cannot be anyone else; Amir must make up for his own sins.
She tries to ensure that she doesn’t have to dealwith it by ignoring the phrophets, by trying to kill here own child, and ultimately she asks here husband tostop pursuing the truth. She is competing with Oedipus to stop this pursuit of the truth, but this seems tospur a reaction in Oedipus which hardens his resolve and ensures he finds it out, specially since he can’t be told what to d by anyone. Her calming effect also spurs the action of the play because as describedabove it allows Oedipus to focus his levelheaded self towards finding the truth. These all ultimately causethe play to do what occurs. So while maybe its true that we live by destiny or maybe its true we live by our own humanagency.
(Lee 291). Since being spat on is disrespectful, Atticus suffers a major blow to his ego. Although this ultimately makes him upset, he realizes that fighting back would harm his kids and make them feel unsafe. In this moment, Atticus suffers a loss of respect and attack from an enemy, but he decides to selflessly create a better environment for his kids. In every hardship, Atticus fights to not be affected in order to be a role model to his kids and a selfless parent.
His change in temperament quickly reassures the reader that the Erl King is out to get what he wants at all costs. The young boy is but a vulnerable child and is an easy target for the Erl King because of his young age. His father thinks that he is imagining up the Erl King, when in fact he is real. The knowledge that the reader holds adds suspense to the already eerie mood, because the reader knows that Erl King is real and that he is trying to take away the young boys life. The father remains clueless though and you hope the he soon realizes what is happening in order to save his child’s life.
In words of advice to his son, Jem, Atticus explains: “ ‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what’ ” (Lee 149). Atticus shows his children true courage by taking on Tom Robinson’s case, even though he knows with absolute certainty that he won’t succeed. Atticus’s ability to remain strong in the face of racial adversity earns him not only his reputation in the community, but also the hard-won respect of his children. Scout and Jem are finally able to appreciate Atticus as a father figure because he has proven to them that he is a true hero, even though he is not the most popular or athletic father in town.