To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the perspective of Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch, a young girl of Maycomb County. As Scout grows older, she witnesses or is subjected to the harsh realities of life: racism, prejudice, small-mindedness, traditional gender roles and expectations, social hierarchy and the coexistence of good and evil. First-person narration is a technique that effectively enhances how the reader, through Scout’s eyes, learns about those realities. “‘Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.’
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses her own childhood experiences of growing up in Monroeville, Alabama during the Great Depression to show the coming of age of her character, Scout Finch. “ People” Lee explains, “ moved slowly then,” and such a pace gives the young room to invent games, run rampant on the town streets, and stay safe.” Scout Finch was always the “go-getter.” She was the little girl who fought for what she thought was right, usually with her fists. "You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down.
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel.
The book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the early 1930s, the yearsof the Great Depression, and tension between races was unbelievably especially in the southernstates (Cliffsnotes). To Kill a Mockingbirdhas been banned in different states because of itsracial slurs, rape, and bad behavior. Black parents have wanted to ban the book in their schoolsbecause they do not want their kids to learn how cruel some people can be.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird made by Harper Lee , many different people are discriminated against, for their color or gender like Tom Robison and even Scout.. But one character is discriminated against very early in the book, Walter Cunningham, who was discriminated by class. To start with, Walter Cunningham is from a family of farmers. This means he is a class below the citizens of Maycomb. But this also means that he(and all other farmers) got hit hard by the depression and are very poor.
Because of this, the kids deal with a lot of hate from the townsfolk but pull through it. In Tom’s trial, we meet Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob was the one who beat his daughter Mayella, not Tom. Tom is accused anyway, however, because of his race. Mayella goes along with her father, so the whole town will not know the truth: Mayella fell in love with Tom, and her father caught
In fact when you read that page it seems like Victor is about to bully everyone at school. Another page you find Victor being a troublemaker is on page 107, “Victor snorted, Tell him where we were, Tino. Tino answered to nobody in particular, we were in jail. They put us in the vandalism jail”. You also know that Victor’s group is always getting in some type of trouble.
In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mayella Ewell is powerful and gains power as the story goes on. Mayella Ewell is a poor white woman who lives in a dump, her mom left her family when she was young. Mayella has stepped into the mother role in her family. In the story Mayella is abused mentally and physically by her father Bob Ewell. Mayella Ewell is a woman no one wants to associate with, she is white so on African-American man will talk to her and she is poor so no white man will.
The story starts off with the narrator as one of the young girls in the girl scout troop. The narrator is a shy, quiet, and kind of an outcast in the troop. From the beginning she knows that her
When the fatal ailment named smallpox claimed both of her parents’ lives. When she witnessed Amari crying, there was a flashback in the novel to when she had “wept bitterly when her mother had died of disease as well, but not one tear had given her a bite to eat or a place to stay” (Draper 80). The quote means that losing a family member can cause a person to feel an intense disturbance emotionally. Family is vital for a person because a person will be agitated if a member is lost. Polly soon confided to Teenie that her homeland had nothing “much there but bugs and gators and a few folks scraping the dirt to make do.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee about her life in the early 1960’s. To Kill a Mockingbird shows Scouts life and the events that lead up to her meeting Boo Radley. In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout discovers hot to grow up through her life. First off in To Kill a Mockingbird Scout discovers growing up through her life the first character that shows this is Atticus. In Maycomb Scout was having a bad day and her dad teaches her a life lesson “You will never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb in his skin and walk around in it” (page:39).
Scout is maturing throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. At first, she did not grasp the concept of racism, and she acted like a young child. She thought that violence was the answer to everything, beating up Walter Cunningham when she gets in trouble on his behalf, and kicks Dill when she believes that he is not paying enough attention to her. She was also very short-tempered, getting angry when something went wrong. Atticus later explains to her that violence is not the answer and asks her to stop hurting people.
To children like Jem and Scout Finch, being courageous is completing a daredevil like task to impress others; however, as they grow up they learn what true courage is as they face situations where their courage is tested. They also witness an obstacle Atticus Finch overcomes that enhances their definition of courage. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee distinguishes foolishness from real acts of courage through the experiences of Jem, Scout, and Atticus Finch. At the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout believe courage is getting close to Boo Radley, a character whom has a reputation of stabbing his father in the leg with a pair of scissors and committing all of the small crimes in Maycomb. While Jem and Scout’s friend Dill
After reading the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, it becomes clear that the narrator and one of the two protagonists, Jean Louise Finch (Scout), has had their character develop and evolve throughout the novel. The book’s timeline, obviously consists of it’s plot, begins with Scout being a six year old girl with a tomboyish personality due to her only immediate family being her father, Atticus, and her brother, Jem, who is ten years old. Throughout the book, Scout begins with her thinking with her fists, believing in superstition, and not understanding how to think in other people's shoes, while growing up and changing her beliefs at the end of the novel. First and foremost, Scout is a bit quick to act at the beginning of the
The Mighty Little Scout Did you grow up in a racist community where the blacks and whites did not get along at all? To Kill a Mockingbird is by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is about how 2 children are growing up in a very racist community.