This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Personal values and morals are instilled into children by their parents . Jem and Scout Finch, characters from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, are open minded, educated, young children that have a father named Atticus Finch who tries to teach his children to have sound morals and personal values . The children have not been sheltered from life's hardships due to their father Atticus's views on parenting instead they have learned right from wrong. Atticus Finch believes that not sheltering his kids from the world allows them to form strong morals and values. Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals.
Atticus’s parenting of Scout and Jem is very unique in that he treats his children as equal human beings, answering any question they have, and giving them advice when they need it. He uses all these things as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem. He is happy to help people see a situation in a new way. Atticus uses this with the entire city of Maycomb as well as with his children. Furthermore, for all of his maturity towards Jem and Scout, he realizes that they are children and that they will make mistakes, they will also make different assumptions about different things.
Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra. Another example of courage is that Atticus continues to read to Scout even with the disapproval of her teacher, Miss Fisher, this shows Atticus’ ability and courage to keep a strong bond with his children by reading despite the teacher saying that his ways of teaching was
Lee introduces Atticus’ courage outside of his job by illustrating that even though people may not agree with his ways of raising his children, he raises them the way he deems suitable. After hearing Atticus and aunt Alexandra argue about her being more like a lady, Scout explains that, “Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace
Self-control is the keys to the kingdom when it comes to creating strong morals in children, and the ability to control oneself can create compassion and prevent prejudice. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell and Atticus each have and teach their kids different degrees of self-control and morals. Bob Ewell takes little care of himself or his children and they all display hostility towards others. In contrast, Atticus Finch teaches his children to be empathetic and understanding of others. Bob Ewell is a poor, drunken outcast of Maycomb and raises several motherless children.
Moral courage is shown in Atticus when he is risking himself for Tom Robinson and same with Malala when she is standing up for her right to go to school, this shows moral courage because they are not doing this for the attention they are doing this for the good of others. For instance, in To kill a Mockingbird when Scout is playing in the playground at school he asks, “ Do you defend niggers.” and Atticus replied, “ Of course I do..” (Lee 99). This quote shows taking risks for others is morally courageous because no one wanted to help a black man because they are at the bottom of the social class. However, Atticus didn’t care where Tom Robinson was in the social class he took this risk because he had hope and trust in Tom Robinson. For other reasons taking risks for the good of others is important since Atticus doesn't care what race you are he sees an
That was a big thrill for me; it made me feel important.” In his mind, he assumes the teacher likes him because she would make him clean up, but in reality she was just making the dark skinned boy clean up so he would be useful. The blackboard is closely associated to “challenges” not everyone likes to clean up, the teacher as well, wasn’t a huge fan of it. Like when you’re being challenged or told to do something hard, you wouldn’t want to do it. That’s why the teacher makes the Richard clean the board instead of her. (4).
Nonetheless, to also have a father as Atticus who nurtured the ethics of being kind and loving to others with the acknowledgement that they are also capable of bad. Only through him does Scout really learn how to view other people’s mindsets. She goes from thinking childishly, to being able to put herself in other people's perspective. From the first lesson Atticus gave her at the beginning with her teacher Miss Caroline, which she struggled to understand; she applied for Boo Radley. The fact that Boo saved their lives, serves as an example that even though they live in a very bigotry, prejudiced type world, there is still good.
For example, maybe they are always late to work or they curse too much, though these are negligible traits, they demonstrate an misguides on the child ,who will start to think this behavior is acceptable and start to pick up on it. Another example is when parents disregard certain things that they do. This is a major issue that I spectate in school, kids have horrible grades or they are disrespecting teachers and say “Call my mom, she already knows, she don't care.” It shows that they parents are letting them behave this way with no concern, when it should be an issue because they should be attentive about their children's grades and future. Therefore, if the parent disregard the negligible activity, then how can the child if they believe they won't suffer any consequences for their actions. Parents should influence their child to be exceptional and it displays a lot about their morals when they display carelessness about their children's
11. The last Sentence in Chapter 9 of to kill a mockingbird is “But I never realized out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until I was older that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said”. Atticus knew that scout was a nosy child so he discussed why he chose to help Tom Robinson. Atticus discussed this, because in time he knew that she will know what is the right thing to do, and not judge someone by there color. This was important for the rest of the story, because the story has a lot to do with black people and racism.