“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.”
I don’t understand why people are acting so stupid when it comes to this whole Atticus issue.
Harper Lee was going to write GSaW, but her editor suggested writing a story about young Scout, and that’s how TKaM came about. Harper Lee pretty much rewrote Atticus for TKaM. Also TKaM is told by adult Scout, so it’s not that Scout saw her dad differently. GSaW is basically in a different universe
So please, stop with the dumbass comments. Atticus will always be the same.
“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
i get really emotional about mayella ewell from to kill a mockingbird like she had all these brothers and sisters to take care of because her dad was a dead beat drunk and she planted flowers in her backyard so she could have something nice in her shitty life and she was one of the only non-racist people in the entire town and tom robinson was the only one who was ever remotely nice to her and all she did was kiss him once and her dad beat her and forced her to stand trial against the ONLY person who was EVER remotely nice to her i can’t stress that enough this poor girl was alone her entire life with so much responsibility and ZERO support. when atticus calls her “miss mayella” she thinks he’s mocking her lIKE??? no one had ever treated her with respect she thinks he’s mocking her when he addresses her in a respectful manner and all the guys in my english class kept calling her a whore and i’m so eternally angry mayella deserved so much more she deserved 1000 super supportive fathers and a living mother and i just want to wrap her in blankets and give her a hug wEEPS INTO OBLIVION I LOVE MAYELLA VIOLET EWELL