To accomplish this he uses certain diction, syntax, and tone to deliver a at the climax of this trial. Who, because are all southern white men, are likely to use this word day to day themselves when describing a colored or black man. The fact is that Atticus is colorblind, so to speak. Lesson Summary Atticus Finch is a major character in To Kill a Mockingbird who shows great character in the face of difficult situations. The rest of the speech is mostly pathos driven. Robinson knew that just by being there he could get into so much trouble, he felt sorry for her and helped her anyway.
Stating these true and logical facts at the beginning of his speech is important, because it shows the jury the loopholes in the case and plants seeds of doubt right from the start. I have nothing but pity in my heart for the chief witness for the state, but my pity does not extend so far as to her putting a man's life at stake. She accuses Tom Robinson of rape. This lesson is not to tell them that shooting things is good, but rather that there are some things that are living peacefully and have a purpose on the earth. This is for Atticus using certain diction, syntax, and tone to help deliver his thoughts and ideas in one last chance to help a doomed man.
He does not care if they are white, black, red, yellow, purple, or blue, for him everyone is a human who has the same rights as everyone else. Mayella Ewell — Mayella Ewell lives in the dump area of the town. He also takes the obsession of the two children to make Boo Radley come out of the house. And in it, an adult Scout Finch returns to Maycomb County, Alabama, to find her father, now 72, has become an outspoken racist. To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch closing argument Pathos - I have nothing but pity in my heart for the Chief Witness for the State. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus provides a clear example of how to be the better person when forced into an uncomfortable situation. His position as a lawyer in a town also greatly increases his credibility, especially because there are not many people who have higher education in Mayfield. Atticus represents morality and reason in To Kill a Mockingbird. One could also point out as another form of syntax, Atticus uses this word because of the audience that he is addressing to. Throughout literature, there are numerous examples of characters who serve to reinforce moral values of both other characters, and the reader. He strives to raise the children with pride, honor, and integrity to believe in their ability to see and make decision on things appropriately. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Boo Radley is a mockingbird because even though the entire town spreads nasty rumours and lies about him, he is a true gentleman at heart. Social status is not something Atticus Finch worries about, he gives all the citizens in Maycomb the same treatment, hence earning the respect and mocks of the people living there. There is a tendency in this year of grace, 1935, for certain people to use that phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The description of poverty being cruel also shows figurative language. Atticus was extremely good at cross-examining witnesses.
Atticus akes us have a different perspective on lawyers. Atticus helps to develop healthy and moral attitudes in his children by encouraging them to avoid unnecessary conflict, to always strive to be the better person, but also to still be prepared to accept a challenge if it is necessary for doing what is morally right, which demonstrates his truly moral character. Of course though this word was common in the south, however; Atticus is not in any way a racist and gives respect to those who deserve it. In addition to this, as a lawyer and a man of words, he recognizes the importance of having good verbal and reading skills and he teaches Scout to read from a very young age. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke and he doesn't play sports. Mockingbirds contribute to society the way real mockingbirds sing and entertain us with beautiful music to our ears.
By being peaceful and restrained towards Bob Ewell, and requiring his children to do the same to Mrs. Though he did lose the case in the end, due to racial ignorance at the time, he delivered such a powerful closing statement that is still admired today. Go Set a Watchman told of a time of supposed progress—desegregation—that was met with furious, disheartening backlash. Atticus chooses to keep the case to do what, in his mind, he thinks is right: defend Tom Robinson. She leads a very lonely life, struggling hard for a living, and has no social circle of friends.
Atticus sees past a man's color and looks into the depth of his character. He does not go out of his house, which really makes the kids wonder. Protagonist Atticus Finch, a knowledgeable attorney, is faced with the daunting task of defending a convicted black man in a hostile court filled with bigoted Alabamians. This example of logos explains to the audience the people in the court room that this whole case is based on he said she said and has no evidence to convict the man except. Atticus Finch is a character that embodies class, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Also, Finch purposely mentions the colors black and white to indicate that racial biases are a serious problem in America. In the name of God, gentlemen, believe Tom Robinson.
Atticus is the adult character least infected by prejudice in the novel. The novel her struggle to reconcile what she had seen in childhood with what had become of her dad and her hometown, where the civil rights movement had inflamed white hatred. When Atticus Finch took the Tom Robinson case, he knew that the popular opinion of the residents of Maycomb would be against him. The belief for truth and justice compels him to take the case of Tom Robinson. Other men in town would've sent a messenger and left it at that. As a lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch represents everything that someone working in the justice system should.