Atticus Finch's morals make him a good father. Atticus Finch teaches his children that living by lying is bad, and carries consequences. Atticus also reminds his children that all people should be treated equally no matter what. Lastly, Atticus Finch teaches his children that violence is not a viable solution to a problem. Atticus Finch is a good father because he teaches his children that lying is bad, that all people are to be treated equally, and violence is not a viable solution to a problem.
Children depend on others for guidance. The character Scout Finch displays this when she is rude towards Walter Cunningham at dinner, despite her lack of knowledge for his situation. She also demonstrates this when she is scared of the Boo Radley, an innocent person who everyone has gossiped to her out. Finally, when Scout is confused about Tom Robinson and the racism around the town. All of these are examples of how naive children are product of marginalized society. When children are learning how to act and think, they depend on their society for guidance. Unjust societies such as the one in To Kill a Mockingbird cause children to have a distorted views and becoming naive.
It is believed that in times of adversity people think solely of the well-being of themselves over others, though this is not always the case. The character of Miss Maudie Atkinson's only concern during the event of her house catching fire is all the danger and commotion it caused her neighbours to endure. Also, Mr. Avery risks his life trying to salvage furniture from the second floor of Miss Maudie's house despite being surrounded by flames. Finally, Arthur Radley emerges form his self-induced solitary confinement and drapes a blanket around Scout's shoulders to protect her from the cold. This all demonstrates how the people of Maycomb are always concerned about the the well-being of others over themselves. In the future, people should continue to exhibit this selfless behaviour as it promotes healthy relationships, as well as results in a more welcoming society.
Marginalization has the power to corrupt society. One character who is a victim of marginalization is Tom Robinson, he is constantly marginalized during his trial in court. The Cunninghams were also victims of marginalization that caused them to be marginalized from society due to the poverty they suffered from. Finally, the Radley family was marginalized from society due to the different lifestyle they lived by. This all demonstrates how marginalization is caused by the lack of one's power within the society. Unfortunately, marginalization is a major problem in today's society, until people become accepting of others, marginalization will continue.
It is constantly believed that many in times a daily life, unjust treatment is not used. However, sometimes this is not the case. The character Tom Robinson, when he was in court, was unjustly marginalized when he was unfairly proven guilty because of his race. Scout Finch was also discriminated by Jem and Dill when the boys did not allow Scout to play with them because she was a girl. Finally, Mr. Horace Gilmer was marginalized when Maycomb County believed and rumoured that he was a drunk even though he drank Coke from a paper bag, not alcohol. These are all examples of how unjust treatment was used in a society that based their activities, judgments and choices on marginalization. This demonstrates how unjust treatment is used in Maycomb County in everyday living. Unfortunately, this book is still relevant today as many people judge unfairly many times in their daily lives.
Marginalization is born through ignorance. Scout shows this by making fun of Walter Cunningham, due to her not paying attention to how he lives. Jem was also guilty of being intolerant towards Boo Radley, by creating a game to mock Boo's life. Finally Bob Ewell completely marginalized Tom Robinson by throwing him in jail, because he was black. Throughout the book, marginalization is prominent, and these characters portray it by being ignorant. This creates an area of malevolent people and and unjust society in Maycomb.
The desire to belong has the power to drastically affect one’s views, as well as society’s views as a whole. One character that is a victim of this need of belonging is Boo Radley, who is constantly victimized by the town as a result of his abnormal lifestyle. In turn, this leads to Boo becoming marginalized. Tom Robinson is also a victim of this desire to belong, as the majority town of Maycomb does not accept him as a result of his skin colour. As a result, the town marginalizes Robinson. Finally, Atticus is a victim of intolerance, as the majority of the citizens of Maycomb are unable to tolerate his support for Tom Robinson. This leads to Atticus becoming marginalized by the majority of the Maycomb. These three points all demonstrate how it is through the human’s need to have a stronger sense of belonging in which marginalization is created. Unfortunately, this primitive mindset is still prevalent in society today, and in order for society to move forward as a whole, this creation of othering in order to create a sense of belonging must be broken.
Marginalization is an irrational part of human society, only existing as it is passed down by others in society. Bob Ewell shows this by being discriminatory towards African American people. Scout, on the other hand, has not yet been influenced by Maycomb's discriminatory nature, and is able to discern the immorality of marginalization. Finally, Arthur Radley shows that those unexposed to the malevolence of a marginalizing society is able to show altruism and risk their lives to save others. Marginalization only develops through time spent in a society that marginalizes. This is shown as those who have not been in society for long are benevolent and able of critical thinking towards issues of marginalization, while those ingrained in Maycomb tend to marginalize. In today's society, those who have been long exposed to discriminatory culture tend to be marginalizing, while those raised in a new outlook are able to have clear insight towards the immorality of discrimination.
People's behaviours depend on how people are raised. In the first point, it was shown how Dill ran away from home because he did not feel noticed at home and did not receive enough attention. It was shown in the second point that Francis did not have a lot of respect for Atticus because he grew up knowing him to be a disgrace to the family and being a "n***o lover". It was also demonstrated in the third point that Scout acts very strong and tough, rather than wearing dresses and whatnot because she grew up in a house of boys. In the novel, all of the points above demonstrate how one's behaviour depends on how one is raised, with Scout not being feminine, Francis not respecting Atticus, and Dill running away. Therefore, how one raises their child is the determining factor of their child's behaviour. One needs to be able to give their kid attention, fairness, and to treat others with respect in this day and age, because the children now will soon be the future of this world.
The ideas of appearances and understanding their true realities can bring insight to characters in a novel. First, Calpurnia is treated by Ms.Alexandra as an inferior because of Calpurnia's skin colour. However, she is shown to be intelligent, literate and a superior role model for Scout and Jem. Secondly, Ms.Maudie is typically perceived to be an elderly southern belle whose main concerns are etiquette and social class whereas she is really an independent, intelligent woman who does not care about the social hierarchy. Finally, Boo Radley initially is seen as a hermit like monster but throughout this book he demonstrates his true humanity when he goes out of his comfort zone to show affection and to protect Scout and Jem from harm's way. This all proves that appearances can be deceiving. Calpurnia, Ms.Maudie and Boo Radley all have been misjudged based on appearances but the reality displays these judgements are very wrong. Overall, the misplaced labels on characters in this novel, and the truth behind them, remind readers never to judge a book by it's cover.
Everyone gets a different shot in life because of the opportunities they are given. Most people in Calpurnia's church do not know how to read because they were not given the opportunity to learn how to read. The Bob Ewells children also did not get a good education because of the way they were raised. Finally, Walter Cunningham did not get the same chance at the good education as Scout is because his family is poor and they need him to work for part of the year, making him miss part of school. This all demonstrates how it is proven that children grow up based on nurture rather than nature. This is still proven to this day by people living in sketchy places being taught how to rob stores.
People's behaviours are based on how they are treated at home. For example, Scout acting strong, touch and brave and thinks that there should be equality in the world because Atticus taught her to be like this and she grew up in a house full of boys. Also, when Dill ran away from home because he was not getting enough attention from his parents. In the novel, all of these points demonstrate that the way you are treated at home has a big impact on how you will be treating others and the way you will act in society. Therefore, everyone should have the attention, the support and they love that they need at home to be a good citizen when they are older and know how to treat other people as well.
Marginalization leads to the downfall of society. The character Tom Robinson was a victim of marginalization during his trial in court because of the jury's bias towards the coloured population. Boo Radley was also marginalized because of rumours spread about him and his family. This forced Boo to isolate himself from society. Finally, the Cunninghams were also marginalized from society because they lived in poverty. The following demonstrates how marginalization leads to the downfall of a society. Unfortunately, this topic is still present today as many youth are being marginalized because of their sex, race, appearance, wealth and hobbies.
The ignorance of others is what causes marginalization. Tom Robinson was greatly marginalized due to his skin colour by the ignorance of the judge when try to close the case. Mr. Raymond is also a victim of being marginalized because he enjoyed spending time with black society more than white society, but the ignorance of others causes him to be labeled. Finally, Miss Stephanie Crawford is an example of someone with a great ignorance towards Boo Radley, she uses her lack of knowledge to create rumours about him. Marginalization only stems from the ignorance of others. This all demonstrates that in the past, society did not pay attention to anyone who was different or out of the norm than them. It's is clear that others used their ignorance to judge and marginalized them from society.
Individuals are able to learn from the difficulties they have experienced. The character Scout Finch demonstrates maturity when she attends the trial and truly believes that the innocent Tom Robinson should not be punished, as she can now see that their community has unjustly marginalized him. Atticus Finch also matured by fully committing to trying to prove Tom Robinson innocent, despite wishing he had not received the case, in order to face his children without the hypocrisy of going against the morals he preaches. Finally, Arthur Radley is an example of maturity development as he willingly leaves his house to protect Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, since he can finally see the good and innocence in others, even though he was abused as a child. This all demonstrates that adversity is the reason for why maturity is developed. Although aging is often perceived as the cause of maturity, it is demonstrated throughout the novel that it is actually caused by the challenges and difficulties one experiences at any age.
Marginalization is caused by ignorance amongst the people. Jem shows this by judging Mrs. Dubose based on her behaviour, due to his unawareness of her actual physical state, being a morphine addict. Jem was also guilty of marginalizing Mr. Raymond, by spreading rumours about his supposed drunken state after having a child with a black woman. Finally, Bob Ewell marginalized Tom Robinson and sentenced him to jail, simply because of the fact that he was black. This all demonstrates how the various characters in To Kill a Mockingbird are ignorant of the true identities of the people around them, consequently marginalizing them. Unfortunately, this book is still relevant today as the modern society continues to judge their peers purely based on their public appearances and behaviour.
The final demonstration that represents equality is shown when Atticus puts his gun down and decides not to shoot anything because he has an unfair advantage over most living things. For example, in To Kill A Mockingbird, it states that “ I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that god had given him an unfair advantage over most living things.” ( Lee 98 ) In this quote, Atticus realizes that all living things should have the same rights, equality and they should be treated with respect. This is significant because every person and living thing should be treated equally. Equality prevents certain groups or races to persecute other groups or races because they are different than what they are used to. Equality is important so that everyone in a social community can live life freely and in happiness. Everyone deserves to have equal rights and not be treated differently.
People that are weak persecute others to gain strength. Bob Ewell persecuted Tom Robinson for raping his daughter when he was the one that beat her up. Even when the evidence did not add up that Tom Robinson was guilty, the judge still accused him of being guilty. Finally, the Ewell’s are persecuted for their low income. People that are weak persecute others to gain strength. This all demonstrates that back in the 1969’s, people did not realize that it is alright to be different than everybody else. What would society be like today if there was not persecution ?
Marginalization is a preposterous thing to have in society, people frown upon it yet it is passed down from generation to generation, it has the power to destroy a society and is unscrupulous. The Cunninghams suffered from marginalization because of wealth in the community of Maycomb. Also Tom Robinson is thrown in and gets marginalized during his rape trial. Finally Boo Radley was marginalized for how he decided to live his life within the four comforting walls of his house. Throughout the novel it demonstrates how marginalization can ruin a community, unfortunately even today this is relevant as people are judged daily on what they wear and how they act.
People have the tendency to base their opinions on judgement, this creates marginalization. Judgement happens when there is a miss communication or a lack of knowledge on a person or a subject matter. This is shown when Atticus is referred to as a n-word lover for defending Tom Robinson in court. When Scout and Jem talk about Boo Radley as if he was a crazy man because of rumors that had been told, when in fact they had never even seen Boo in person. Finally, Scout and Jem were marginalized when Lula, a Member of an colored church criticizes Calpurnia for bringing white children to church. Throughout the book Marginalization is everywhere not just between races, but it comes in all shapes and sizes. A lot of the prejudice in To kill a Mockingbird is simply because of a lack of understanding between one another in Maycomb County.
Discrimination is found is found in To Kill a Mockingbird is more then one way.The first way that discrimination is shown thru Scout iswhen he is made fun of because he is a "tom boy". Throughout the novel Atticus Finch was also victim from when he receives threats when he wax defending Tom Robinson in the court of law. Finally Boo Radley is radicalized all the time without people even knowing him very well. This all demonstrates how discrimination is shown throughout all different kind of ways and throughout different people. Discrimination was never right and never will be but there seems to be a way for people to try to twist and turn their ways to make it seem not as bad but in reality its all the same.
Marginalization is they root to all discrimination in society. The Cunninghams were marginalized due to the lack of money they possessed and it made people treat them as second class citizens. Also, Boo Radley is marginailzed because of crimes he commited in the past, so rumors were created about him being a monster. Finally, Tom Robinson was Marginalized due to the color of his skin. As a result he was thrown in jail and eventually killed. Discrimination and segregation have no place in society because every human being is created equal.
Children are most influenced by their parents growing up. When children are raised by only one parent, that parent becomes their primary influence. Missing the second influence in their lives may have a negative effect on their behavior. Scout's behavior is greatly influenced by her being exposed solely to men. She has trouble interacting with other girls. Scout was also left with no mother figure. She lacks the simple traits to behave and interact kindly with others. Finally, Scout has had no one to teach her to behave like a lady. She has very little in common with other girls, especially girls her age. This all demonstrates how being raised without a mother has affected Scout's behavior negatively. Losing one of the two most influential people in a child's life can lead to too much influence from one parent. When one parent is gone the child loses more than just a parent.
Humans are complex beings that should not be defined by one aspect alone, however, citizens of society often marginalize others. Scout demonstrates this when she marginalises Walter Cunningham for being poor. She also shows this when she marginalises Ms.Catherine on the first day of school. Finally, Scout marginalizes Arthur “Boo” Radley as a monster. Scout’s actions demonstrate that everyone, even someone as young and innocent as her, is capable of marginalization. Even though it is wrong, many members of society still marginalize others just as Scout does.
Prejudice and marginalization are not instinctive actions, they are actions that are performed when they are conceived as a norm in a given society. No human being would treat another human being as someone inferior to them unless it is something they witness on a regular basis during their lives. Atticus is an exception to this because he demonstrates the act of treating everyone as equal by defending Tom Robinson in court for the sole reason that he believes Tom Robinson is innocent. Scout also shows this trait by comparing the actions of residents of Maycomb County to those of the Nazis and Adolf Hitler, as the two groups share ideologies, with Scout being at a young age she has been less exposed to the harsh racism of Maycomb. Finally, Boo Radley is radicalized as a maniac due to his lack of appearance in the town, and yet still shows little to know marginalization in his actions, possibly due to his small amount of interaction with the people of Maycomb County. This all demonstrates that the marginalization and prejudice performed by others poisons the brain into doing these things. Have these things never occurred in the first place, racism, marginalization, and prejudice in general would not exist in today's society due to the fact that it is not part of the human nature.
Humans should not be judged on one sole action. But, a culmination of their chose throughout their lives yet, citizens still marginalize others. This is found when Scout marginalizes Walter Cunningham for being poor. She is also found marginalizing Ms.Catherine on her first day of school. Lastly Scout marginalizes Boo Radley as a terrible man. Scout's desicions demonstrate that everyone, even people who seem so innocent are capable of marginalization. Though it is frowned upon, marginalization is still found throughout just as Scout has done.
Children rely on other people to guide them. Scout Finch shows this when she is rude towards Walter Cunningham at dinner. She also demonstrates this when she is scared of Boo Radley, an innocent man that everyone has created assumptions to her out. Finally, when Scout is confused about the Tom Robinson case and the racism around the town. All of these are examples of how naive children are product of marginalized society. When children are learning how to act, they depend on the society they grew up in for guidance. Unjust societies such as the one in To Kill a Mockingbird cause children to have a distorted views and therefore are lacking proper judgement.
Pain only causes people to grow stronger. Atticus showed an increase of strength through pain when he defended Tom Robinson in court, despite all the those who ridiculed him for helping a black man. Scout also proved stronger as she resisted starting quarrels with those who belittled her father Atticus. Finally the relationship of the black community of Maycomb grew stronger through the pains of segregation. This all demonstrates how people always get stronger as they go through the pains of life. This book is relevant today because it speaks to all people who share the common exercise of human strength through pain.
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