Young Scout has the personality of a unique child. Although quite inquisitive, her carefree character displays her innocence as an eight year old girl. Being the boss at having an opinion, Scout wriggles her way through situations to get her way. Typically this fight that she wins occurs with her brother Jem. Because a life with a brother and father is all she knows, Scout lives in utter contrast with any taste of the feminine world.
Such wives are foolish mothers”(106). Therefore she wants cherry woman to lift herself from the state of degradatish to which they have been reduced and empower to which they have been reduced and empower themselves so that they can empower themselves and their children to lead fulfilling lives. The liberationists of the 1980’s and 1990’s also regarded motherhood and mothering as sheer wastage of powerful feminist energy, in the home and the household which they viewed as an area of “ arrested social development.” (Mitchell and Oakley
Nowadays, anyone can be a stay parent, completing gender-neutral tasks. The role of housewives are no longer perceived to be “low on the totem pole” but a well respected, being the primary caregiver of the household. In addition, with the increased employment of both spouses, more people find themselves turning to housekeepers and nannies to perform all the same tasks as a housewife. Life is simply not a path we are forced to follow, every person has their own destiny in life. When asked what comes to mind when hearing the word “women” responses of a mother, wife, and caregiver come to mind.
Seeking only through her own thought, it started to become transparent of mother's cultural identity on having a thriving child for her generation. "Only two kinds of daughters.. those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind" (24). The mother shows her strictness towards Jing Mei for her to follow and obey. For Jing Mei, her belief of being herself stands out to her. The two character's point of view on the world are very unlike, Jing Mei believes of being herself nevertheless what the mother forces her to
This does not make much sense, still, women persevere and care for others. Although, this disconnect does not go unnoticed. When a woman is in a clear state of mind and at peace with herself, as well as, the world the way she cares for others is dramatically elevated than when she is lost and helping others because it is her “duty.” Additionally, as a woman, it can be really hard to remember that putting yourself first is vital to maintaining healthy relationships. If women are in a positive state of mind this will carry over in the way they care for others. More importantly, being at peace and connected with oneself allows one to have better relationships with others.
This is the point at which there is clarity. Scout fully understands and embodies the complexity of being a “lady.” There are definite downsides, customs that are unjust and silly, but there is also an admirable amount of strength that a lady must possess. Scout has finally come to terms with her gender. Through the slowly maturing eyes of Scout Finch, Lee is able to convey the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of the major issues of our world, such as sexism and gender roles. In childhood, Scout perceives gender in the most innocent manner; she wishes to be who she is, and to do as she pleases.
She learns this from Atticus in a couple of ways. One way is when Atticus tells Scout not to judge Miss Caroline. Scout is very angry with Miss Caroline and thinks she is a mean, prissy person. Scout is told to walk around in Miss Caroline’s skin to see where she is coming from. Even though she doesn’t necessarily understand it, she later learns that she shouldn’t judge people so quickly, and applies it when she meets a new person.
Similarly, when Dill comes back to Maycomb in the summer Scout starts to feel like a third wheel. Scout comments that, “Dill said I was the only girl he would ever love, then he neglected me” and “he only grew closer to Jem” (Lee 5). In this quote, Sout is jealous of how much time Dill and Jem are spending together. Jem’s jealousy can be seen earlier, when he says “spit it out right now”(Lee 1). In this quote, Jem is not only acting as an older brother to Scout, but he is also jealous that Scout did not give him any gum.
The natural duty of a woman is seen within a woman’s ability to act as a rational mother and wife within her household on the basis of virtue and reason. Similarly, within Wollstonecraft’s sexual division of labour, education for women places an heightened emphasis upon the education for women being geared towards training for motherhood. Motherhood is seen by Wollstonecraft to be one of the ultimate goals for women, which once again typecasts the role woman should play within society. It re-affirms gender biases that limit the role of women within society to their domestic duties and preserves limitations of how a woman might interact within the public sphere. Similar to Rousseau, Wollstonecraft also assess the goodness of a women based on her efforts within her domestic
Scout and Jem develop their characters a lot threw this novel. Scout changes a lot in To Kill a Mockingbird, she is an aggressive person but then Scout turns into an understanding person. She beats up Walter Cunningham at school because she got yelled at by the teacher for having Walter’s back in class. Later on during recess she sees Walter Cunningham: “I catch Walter Cunningham in the school yard gave me pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and told me to stop!” (Lee,30). Scout does not really understand why