Be the Leaf
- Mar 16, 2011
No he doesn't the sheriff is adamant that he fell on his own knife there is nothing Atticus can do in that situation. We also don't know what happens after that night perhaps Atticus challenges the Sheriff and loses? There is no proof that he didn't do just that.emeraldrafael said:Ah, damn, didnt mean to quote, just to edit.
Look, im not going to argue this, I just dont think he should be. and yes, he does accept the fact, rather then continue to argue for hwat is right. he betrays his own morals.
As to robin hood, no shit. Atticus put down a fucking dog (admittedly, had rabies, but eh), so he's not some shining beacon of light either. Heroes do something they dont want to do all in the idea of justification. I would justify Robin Hoods actions as he was portrayed in the movie (to which Im holding him up to as thats what this list is bsed on).
Atticus reluctantly shoots a rabid dog that is coming down the street towards his children, there is no cure for rabies at that time. What else was he supposed to do? You are just clutching at straws.
Atticus is an excellent example of fictitious hero because he isn't presented as one. It's not just the fact that he fights race issues in court. He is fair and good father, he rises to the occasion when his skills are needed but he isn't boastful and he acts gentlemanly and passive in the face of great ignorance and abuse. He is the fictional embodiment of some of the values of the people that you mention. Love of equality, a pacifist attitude and coming to the defense of someone even though it is going to make you reviled and possibly at risk of your own life. Wouldn't Schindler and Gandhi have apprieciated those things?emeraldrafael said:Also, there are other ordinary guys put in adverse situations on that list. In the end, ghandi was an ordinary guy. Schlinder was an ordinary guy. Andrew beckett was an rdinary guy with the extreme misfortune of having AIDS. Just becaust Atticus challenged Race in the deep south doesnt put him above them. And being a father shouldnt mean anything either.
It's not poorly written, in any way. I'm sorry but that's just ridiculous. A poorly written book isn't a classic 50 years later...emeraldrafael said:and yes, i do find it poorly written. doesnt make it a bad book, just a poorly written one.