Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Cassie who is just a nine year old girl for the first time encountering a conflict regarding racism and facing such a humiliation by the whites. Another incident that can be observed from this text is during Mary’s conflict with the Wallaces at the school. Mary who is a school teacher got fired from the school because she was teaching according to the syllable set up by the County. Besides, coincidently she teaching history and even more worse the topic is on slavery so although, how ill the white treats the blacks it should not be against on their belief. The County and
She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds. She’d come to still lying on the floor as her uncle was shouting at her auntie not to help her.” This shows how physical abuse of her uncle pushed fwadaus to take bad decision of burning her
Someone to Learn From “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”(39) Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird had once said wisely to his headstrong daughter. Struggling to raise his two kids single-handedly, Atticus stood out as one of the most prominent and impacting characters in this story by Harper Lee. He had a moral compass that pointed straight north and he tried his best to lead his children down the same road by teaching them from an early age. Atticus Finch led a humble life, showed fairness to everyone, and loved his two children unconditionally. Mr. Finch, although a well-known lawyer, never boasted or threw his status around.
She told Jem that his father was trash, he would be going to reform school, and that Scout would be working at the O.K. Café. Jem lost it one day and ruined Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, as punishment he would have to read to Mrs. Dubose. Though after about a month she passed and the children found out she was a morphine addict. She broke herself of this habit before she died and left Jem a perfect camellia, to show that everything
(Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird is another character that is not who everyone thinks she is). Scout and Jem do not like Mrs. Dubose she yells and screams at them when they walk by her house: “Jem and I hated her. If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be ranked by her wrathful gaze” (132). Mrs. Dubose always had an angry tone and harsh remarks to say to the kids came into her view. A couple months after Jem’s punishment of reading to Mrs. Dubose ended, Atticus tells Jem that Mrs. Dubose has died.
I am reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and I am on page 208. In this section, Jem is punished for demolishing Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, and his punishment is that he has to read to her everyday for a month. Scout accompanies him, and a pattern soon occurs where Mrs. Dubose critiques them for how Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, and then falls into an oblivious state. What the children do not know is that Mrs. Dubose is a morphine addict who is trying to break her habit. She passes away soon after Jem’s punishment ends.
According to the text, "'She took it as a pain-killer for years. The doctor put her on it. She'd have spent the rest of her life on it and died without so much agony, but she was too contrary'" (Lee 147). Mrs. Dubose wanted to die "beholden to nothing and nobody" (Lee 148). This means she wanted to break free of her addiction before she died.
His breakup with her did not affect him in any way but it affected Hagar. She began to slowly lose her mind over the break up, causing her to attempt killing him once every month and a fixed mentality that she was not good enough for him. In the end she eventually dies due to a fever and her heartbreak, but throughout all this chaos that Milkman is essentially responsible for he is not there, but instead in Virginia where he is in a relationship with another woman named Sweet whom is the first person he shows affection and real love
This essay will explain Atticus's strengths and weaknesses in To Kill a Mockingbird. I believe that Atticus’s best strength is being an excellent father to his two kids Jem and Scout. Atticus helps his kid with important life lessons. He told his kids the truth instead of avoiding their questions or lying to them like what most parent would do if something bad happens. One example of this is when Tom Robinson had died in prison.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book written by Rebecca Skloot. Chapter 1 begins shortly after Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, and her son, Joe, were born. After those two were born, she then began to experience vaginal bleeding at the wrong time of the month. Feeling like something was wrong, Henrietta rushed to the doctor. She only went to see the doctor “If she felt she had no other choice”.
At a young age Francie spent years struggling with poverty and her father 's alcohol abuse. Her mother always stress the fact that education is the only way to beat poverty so she would make Francie and her brother Neeley read a page from Shakespeare and from the Bible every night. Francie began school and she dislikes the way that she was treated because she was poor. A few months later before Neeley and Francie graduation, Johnny dies from his alcohol abuse so Francie writing reflected the depression she felt from her
Medications are normally used to treat people that are ill, but a St. Louis mother had a much more devious reason to use it. Rachel Kinsella appeared to be taking care of her nine-year-old son, Patrick, who was born prematurely. Her son had epilepsy and hydrocephalus, but the hospital visits became more frequent and secretive. The woman took her son to St. Louis Children`s Hospital and Children`s Mercy Kansas City, getting medication from both places without telling any of the doctors, according to FOX2Now. Patrick suffered from epilepsy and hydrocephalus after a premature birth.
Mrs. Dubose is a cranky old lady that yells at Scout and Jem when they walk past. Jem is told to be a gentleman but loses his cool when she calls their father trash. Jem 's punishment was to go read to her. While they were reading to her if she threw a fit or started yelling they couldn 't say anything. Then Atticus then tells him that she was an addict and reading was part of her therapy.
You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died. I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why?