To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary fascination about two siblings named Scout and Jem accompanied by their friend Dill, who are in bewilderment as to who and what Boo Radley appears to be. As Scout and Jem grow and mature throughout the story, they start to realize how the world contains people who discriminate and insult others for petty reasons. The story portrays the view of Scout and the reader soon sees how she develops from childish kid to mature teenager. This story is a coming of age novel for many readers, for one of the characters, whose name is Scout, grows up and is shown the world’s true colors. The reader can notice Scout’s mindset alters in Chapters seventeen to twenty-two when stricken with the realization of how unfair it
Scout knows Atticus is older than most of her peer’s parents, at first she is upset about it, eventually she learns that it’s not bad to have an older parent. Scout realizes this when Atticus shoots the dog, Tim Johnson, without glasses. Miss Maudie then asked Scout if she was still ashamed of her father and she replied with “no.” Scout also learns Boo Radley stays inside because he wants to, and stops bothering him until the end of the book where she learns he’s kind when he saves Scout and Jem’s lives. Finally, Scout realizes Calpurnia isn’t just a black woman, she’s a mother figure. “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em” (Lee 24). Calpurnia gave Scout a lesson she’ll remember for life.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story, through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout is raised in an odd time in American history when racism and prejudice were routine. Scout was surrounded by people that forced to learn many crucial life lessons and help her mature into a respectable lady. List points
Throughout the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Jem and Scout learn about respect from many different people. Such as, their father Atticus, Mrs Dubose who is a morphine addict, and Tom Robinson who is a respectable black man, on trial for a crime he did not commit.
Miss Maudie does a superb job of this. Scout often goes over to Miss Maudie’s when Jem and Dill exclude her. Miss Maudie teaches her to respect others and stay positive in unfavorable times. As Miss Maudie’s house is burning down she jokes, “Always wanted a smaller house, Jem Finch. Gives me more yard. Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now” (Lee 97). She understands her house is ruined but she makes light of the situation by joking about it. Miss Maudie teaches Scout about positivity as well as respect. Scout was talking about how old her father and all the other adults in the neighborhood were old. “You’re lucky, you know. You and Jem have the benefit of your father’s age. If your father was thirty you’d find life quite different,” Miss Maudie was reiterating to Scout (Lee 120). Miss Maudie is helping Scout the good qualities about Scout’s father because she wants Scout to see that Atticus has humility, integrity, and strong morals. By putting her father into perspective for Scout, she teaches Scout to appreciate her father more rather than comparing him to the other kids’ fathers. She understands that Atticus is a moral man and she wants Scout to be the same way. Because of Miss Maudie’s good nature she is a mentor to
The name of the novel being explored is 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1950's in Alabama Maycomb during the racist times towards the blacks. Throughout this topic the focus is on the main character/narrator Scout (Jan Louise Finch). This essay will explore Scout's character and the negative and or positive influence she has on other characters at the start, throughout and at the end of the text.
Atticus should not have defended Tom Robinson for three reasons: Atticus and his family are rejected, Scout and Jem are ridiculed, and Aunt, Uncle, and cousin show disgust.(new 3rd proof)
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me do you believe that 's true? In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee which follows the life of Scout Finch and her brother Jem Finch, who lives in the town Maycomb, Alabama in 1930. Scout and Jem are faced with adventures that happen in the novel and trial case of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young white girl. Their father Atticus Finch is the lawyer of Tom in the case and gets attacked by the town 's people for defending a black man. it proves the answer to the question In the novel.The statement, "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you." Is proved false in TKAM because, in the novel, we see events that take place that prove us that words can hurt and deeply affect a person 's mind and emotions.This is shown by using family matters destructively, for example, Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, it could be used hateful words with characters in the story, it may also show the controlling nature of characters and how that harms others.
1. Scout and Jem found two pieces of gum, a gold watch, soap figures of them, twine, and two coins.
Through her dealings with others, Miss Maudie exhibits much kindness. Pleasing people appears to be her main desire. She especially enjoys hosting events, such as the ladies' missionary society meetings. Specifically, Miss Maudie shows special favor to Scout and her companions Jem and Dill. Setting forth irresistible kindness, she commands, "Jem Finch, I called to find out if you and your colleagues can eat some cake. Got up at five to make it, so you better say yes" (287). Miss Maudie's loving heart impacts not only Scout but also all those around her.
Building an Empire becomes problematic when the colonizers know nothing about the territory being colonized. Britain began colonizing India in the 1700s, completely ignorant about the people of India and their cultural and religious beliefs. Ignorance comes from a lack of knowledge. This lack of knowledge can be by choice, like in this situation. Despite their ignorance, Englishmen still came into India with an arrogant attitude. They believed they were superior to the people of India, therefore it did not matter what the people of India believed or how British actions made them feel. In “The Mark of the Beast”, Rudyard Kipling uses symbolism to portray ignorance and arrogance in India brought on during its colonization by Britain. The character of Fleete exemplifies that ignorance and insensitivity, and he ultimately pays a grave price.
Jem and Scout are facing many social consequences because Atticus is representing Tom Robinson. Other children at school and sometimes even their own neighbors are calling their father offensive names and speaking poorly of him. As a result, Jem and Scout sometimes go to extreme lengths to defend Atticus and his name. Scout got into multiple fights with her classmates because they taunted her father, which allows the readers to assume that Scout does not react to the taunting and teasing really well. Jem, on the other hand, has a higher tolerance level and is able to resist doing anything uncalled for when someone rudely insults Atticus. This shows that Jem reacts better to the taunting and teasing better than Scout, however, Jem lost his control when Mrs. Dubose called his father rude names in front of him and his sibling. He eventually cuts up and destroys the bushes loitering in her front yard when he passes her house on his way back home. Atticus punishes the two of them and tells his children that it is not necessary to
G: Atticus is over protective of his kids but cares about them a lot. He is secretive and old.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an important text worthy of all the recognition it received in the time following its original publication.
1) Briefly describe the examples that Lee uses in this chapter to show Scout’s continuing character development. What does each example illustrate about Scout?