Tactics is a wise person because he is able to use the knowledge he receives from his lifelong experiences to enlighten others in distinct ways. When Mrs.. Dubos– the Finch’s elderly neighbor?dies, Tactics uses her death as an opportunity to teach Gem and Scout. She was a morphine addict who was dying of old age, Mrs..
Dubos wanted to die clean of any drugs even though the withdraw process caused her much pain. Tactics believes her decision shows rue courage. He explains to his children, “ћl want you to see what real courage is, instead to getting the idea that courage sis man with a gun in his hand. Titus when you know you’re licked before you even begin but you begin any. Pays and you see it through no mathematics (Lee 149). Tactics respects Mrs.. Dubos for her courage and stresses that shooting the rabid dog Tim Smith 2 Johnson does not make him brave. Additionally, Tactics’ wisdom never subsides during the trial.
During his closing statement Tactics says to the jury, % _ A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who cake it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name Of God do your dull (Lee 274-5). Reminding the jury that Tom is a human being with a family is a wise way for Tactics to end his defense tactics at the trial because his statement leads the jury to deliberate for hours rather than minutes. Calm is another way to describe Tactics Finch.
He never overreacts under pressure, and he presents himself as though nothing out of the ordinary happened. The day Tactics hears that Tom Robinson was shot was a horrible day for him but he knew what he had to do. He had to stay calm and tell Helen, Tom’s wife, what had happened. Tactics explains the tragedy to California, his cook, by saying, ћ”Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ћme? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner”” (Lee 315). Tactics could have become tortuous with the guards, but instead he takes the time to see Tom’s death from the guards” point to view.
Staying calm is important, especially when dealing with someone who is unreasonable. Bob Lowell, the father who accused Tom of raping his daughter Male, is one of the meanest men anyone could come in contact with. Instead of being mature and talking to Tactics when he is upset, Bob decides to take his anger out on Tactics and spits on his face. Tactics simply wipes his face and walks away. He could have become mad but he maintains his composure. Tactics stays calm, even in the most difficult situations. Tactics proves that he is one of the kindest men in Macomb. He does not yell or swear and treats everyone With respect.
One day, when Scout comes home from school, she tells Smith 3 Tactics that her teacher Miss Caroline does not want her father to teach her how to read anymore. She loves to read with Tactics and does not want to stop, so she explains to him that she would like to quit school. In order to encourage Scout to attend class, he makes a compromise with her and says that they can keep reading together as long as she stays in school. Rather than threatening to punish his daughter, Tactics speaks respectfully to Scout. Tactics always wants his children to come to him for advice so that they grow up being kind and compassionate towards one another.
Tactics also displays kindness when he tries to make Dill, the children’s neighbor friend, feel better. After running away from home, Dill hides under Scout”5 bed, cold and hungry, and Tactics decides to help him. Instead to telling Dill to go home without food, he talks to Scout. He says, “ћScout, we can do better than a pan of cold corn bread, can’t we? You fill this fellow up and when I get back we”al see what we can SE$ (Lee 188). Tactics realizes that Dill has a difficult home life and, with his typical kindness, looks out for him as if he was his own child.
Throughout the novel, Tactics shows that Ewing wise, calm, and kind is the best way anyone can live his life. He approaches the worst times with caution and thoughtfulness while simultaneously parenting his children. Scout and Gem learn through their father that everyone makes mistakes and that resolving the problems takes skill and patience. Tactics”s experiences serve as important life-lessons for his children rather than obstacles too challenging to hurdle. His reminder to walk in someone”s skin rather than judging him teaches his children that all people can be misunderstood just as easily as they can be appreciated.