He didn't even teach Jem and Scout to shoot when they got their air rifles, but he did ask that they shoot at tin cans or bluejays but not mockingbirds because it was a sin to kill mockingbirds. Scout just gave in to Uncle Jack and said that she did what he said she had. To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 10 Scout's promise to Atticus about fighting was tested constantly at school because of the case he had taken on, but she bit the bullet and kept her fists down. Scout demonstrates this by referring to breathing because it is something we take for granted, yet if we could no longer breathe we would certainly miss it. Chapter 5 -The kids try and slip a note through the Radley house window, but they get caught by Atticus. Secondly, when Scout asks Uncle Jack a question, he does not really answer.
Scout and Jem learn some impressive things about their father — things that will ultimately help them understand why Atticus is compelled to defend Tom Robinson. Scout next confers with Calpurnia on the subject of Atticus and his supposed lack of ability to do anything. Dubose, letting her decide his punishment. He spends his days in an office and his evenings reading at home. Their view of their father changes when they see him shoot a mad dog. This was not entirely correct: I wouldn't fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I think that Atticus is that way because a mocking bird doesn't do any harm to anybody, all they do is create beautiful music for nature to hear, and mad dogs are harmful and have a potential threat of spreading the disease to people.
They end the chapter bursting with pride about Atticus' outstanding marksmanship. That evening, when Atticus arrives home from work, he finds Scout aiming her rifle at Miss Maudie's behind. The issues of masculinity and femininity continue to have a role in these chapters. Do you think what Atticus did was appropriate? I guess he decided he wouldn't shoot till he had to, and he had to today. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. After telling Calpurnia about this, word of the dog spread around instantly and even Atticus and Heck are there in a matter of minutes. When Atticus cheerily greets Mrs.
Jem is clearly shocked and impressed by Atticus' marksmanship. The children hate her until the moment Atticus explains her bravery to them. Atticus and the sheriff, Heck Tate, drive up, and the sheriff gives Atticus the gun. He was a sharp shooter in his day. Jump to: Atticus Finch Quotes From To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is the most wise and moral character in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Courage is when you face impossible odds and still try anyway.
Atticus therefore thinks it's a sin to kill a mockingbird because they hurt no one and only help people. Jem takes a baton from Scout and destroys all of Mrs. Atticus takes one shot and hits Tim Johnson nearly between the eyes, killing him instantly. In addition, Atticus wears glasses because he's nearly blind in one eye. Analysis: This quote shows Imagery because as Jem hunched his shoulders and began to twitch his torso to describe Tim Johnson it appeals to the senses, specifically sight. Despite Atticus' objections, the sheriff insists that he be the one to shoot Tim Johnson. Wen he would hit 14 birds with 15 shots he would complain about wasting ammunition.
Cal ran to their house and banged on the door warning them, but there was no response. When the town Methodists challenge the Baptists to a touch football game, Atticus refuses to participate on the grounds that he's too old. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. When they try to escape, they squeeze under the schoolyard fence. Maudie's house catches on fire, so the whole town stops the fire. One way is that Atticus, being older than other fathers, and having more knowledge about life through different experiences, makes him a better father that other, younger parents who haven't had the experiences yet that Atticus has had. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.
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. Dubose, a cantankerous old lady who always shouts at Jem and Scout as they pass by. Dubose had given her maid for Jem; in it lies a single white camellia. Jem can hardly believe what he hears. Tate begins to tell Jem about how Atticus is an aming shot before Atticus interrupts him so the rest of the story is not told. For example, she later disperses the lynch mob outside the jail just through talking to them. Scout then asks grown ups that she can talk to like Miss Maudie and Calpurnia what kind of interesting qualities Atticus has, only to be given respectable, but uninteresting answers.
Scout eventually learns to follow Atticus' advice. Why was everyone on the block so apprehensive about this situation? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. And to top it all off, he wore glasses. Dixie Howell popular University of Alabama football player in the 1930s. Scout and Jem are playing with their air rifles near the Radleys' home when they see a rabid dog sauntering oddly toward them. Context: In this quote Jem finally realizes and tries telling Scout that it just doesn't matter that Atticus doesn't go out and do things like hunting and football, and that it doesn't mean he isn't as good, if not better, than other parents.