By: Julia Shillinglaw, Ashley Small, and Shane O'Neil
Quote from To Kill a Mockingbird
-spoken by Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer
The Golden Child
Comparing/Contrasting "To Kill a Mockingbird"/"The Golden Child"
- Both Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird and Chandler from The Golden Child are fighting for something they believe in.
- Both Atticus and Chandler are willing to put themselves in danger to protect others.
- In both plots heroism and courage is both physical bravery and strength.
- Also both Atticus and Chandler are public hero's to the community.
- In The Golden Child the main character (Chandler Jarell) wants to find the child with the mysterious powers to show heroism.
- In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is defending Tom Robinson for rape of Mayella Ewell.
- In The Golden Child the antagonist has kidnapped the child with the mysterious powers.