“Our Mother died when I was two, so I never felt her absences.” In the beginning of Harper Lee’s Novel To Kill a Mockingbird a young girl named Scout portrays a character like no other. Scout plays a cheery, imaginative, curious, tough, and a bit of a tomboy at the same time sort of character. She lives in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama with her older brother and father, but no mother. Having no major female influence in her life, other than their housekeeper/caregiver Scout had a close relationship with her brother and preferred to run around on the dirt roads, climb trees and do just about anything that the average little boy enjoyed doing instead or acting more like a girl. She lacks the understanding of southern edict and tends to get …show more content…
Finding strange objects in the tree anterior of Boo Radely’s home could be an expectable instance to show Scout’s growing curiosity. When she discovers the first object in the tree, gum, she is quite confused but goes to retrieve it anyway. When she removes the gum from the tree, her first impulse is to devour it but then she realizes where it came from. “My first impulse was to get it into my mouth as quickly as possible, but then I remembered where it was.” But soon her curiosity takes over and she licks the gum. Recognizing that it didn’t kill her, she begins to chew on the delightful treat. During the rest of the novel one will examine that Scout’s curiosity will grow significantly and will stick her in some rough …show more content…
You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you.” Scout tends to get caught up in the moment and normally ignores and information going on around her. Even though Scout had been anxious to learn about Boo Radley, she paid more attention to the commotion going on during the fire and refused to examine anything else around her. In the book, this particular characteristic emerges in almost everything any act she preforms. For instance, when her cousin insults her father she does not think about how her actions will affect herself and only thinks about revenge. Due to that characteristic, Scout drives her fist into her cousin’s teeth, which lands her in
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What dose Scout learn about Boo Radley from standing in Boos shoes and walking around in them. In this novel To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee. We learn about how a man comes out of the shadows after a man named Tom Robinson is tried on the account of rape. Which when you read into it you will see that he did not really commit rape. It was Bob Ewell who had beat his daughter Mayella Ewell.
A friend of Scout’s named Dill Harris, appears in chapter one and curiosity of a neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley is sparked in the children. Boo is a character that trys to kill his father when he was younger with a pair of scissors. Since that day Boo was either in the basement of the jail or inside his home hidden away from everyone. Jem, Scout’s brother, and Scout start finding items inside a hole in a tree next to the Radley’s house. Later Mr. Nathan Radley, Boo’s brother and caretaker, covers the hole with cement saying, “Tree’s dying.
It’s possible that when someone hears the name Scout, they think of Jean Louise Finch from Harper Lee’s famous To Kill A Mockingbird. In this novel that takes place in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, Scout is the narrator telling a story about her life in the 1930’s. Not only was is a tomboy which was hard to appreciate in that time period, but she and her brother, experience a loss of innocence through a series of events, and life shaping opportunities throughout this book. Harper Lee is effective in portraying certain events in Scout's life -the presence of Dill, the fascination with Boo Radley, and the Tom Robinson trial-
Even before he saves them, Scout begins feeling guilty about the way they had treated Boo in the past. She says, “I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse when passing by the old Radley place, at ever having taken part in what must have been sheer torment to Arthur Radley – what reasonable recluse wants children peeping in through his shutters, delivering greetings at the end of a fishing pole, wandering in his collards at night.” She understands how Boo Radley feels. After being rescued, she begins to start empathizing with Boo without even realizing it; “Feeling slightly unreal, I led him to the chair farthest from Atticus and Mr. Tate. It was in a deep shadow.
The gum in the tree is just like him, Scout chews it first to see if it’s not poisonous which it’s not then Jem later on makes Scout spit it out showing how he doesn’t trust it. In the end it turns out the Gum is not poisonous and it was just Boo Radley trying to make contact with the kids. Coins in ring
This shows us that Scout is not afraid to say what is on her mind about people. Most people would believe that is a very tomboy thing to do, especially back in the day when you were a girl you were expected to be self kept, and not as vocal as boys were. Scout punches Cunningham in face at recess ( Lee 25 ). It appears that Scout is not the kind of girl who is scared to have a little fight due to something miner. It proves to us that she is not going to sit back, and let a situation move on.
One of scout’s most noble trait is that she is fearless and there are many examples to prove so. Firstly Scout stands up to people bigger than her. She stood up to Miss Caroline Fisher to defend Walter Cunningham. Another reason is that she is not afraid of getting in trouble. Without thinking of getting in trouble Scout eats the gum from the knothole.
Scout is already wise beyond her years, but she continues to grow throughout a series of events in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The most important thing about Scout is her growth throughout events in the book. The context of To Kill A Mockingbird influenced Scout to change her identity and morality throughout her experiences with stereotypes and racism in Maycomb. The first way that Scout changed was by seeing and experiencing stereotypes in gender.
Scout matures in a way and starts to follow the social expectations of being a lady in Maycomb County. Atticus a loving and caring father, tells his children about Aunt Alexandra’s visit to the Finch household. He explains to them about how they are Finches and are different from other
Scout might be really bright, but she is too quick to talk back to the teacher so she was in trouble with the teacher almost everyday. When Scout came back from school after beating up Walter Cunningham because she told the teacher why he couldn’t take her money, she told her father, Atticus and he said says “That you never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” and “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what
Scout being a young and free girl had to learn to cope with the everyday pressure of her Aunt Alexandra’s expectations pushing her down. Although Scout was the initial target of learning, Alexandra became one to learn as well. Scout was carefree; a tomboy; the only care in the world being whether she had to go to school the next day or not. She spent her days with her brother Jem and their friend Dill, running through the yards, parading around as neighbors, or anything she
After this event, Jem’s fear towards the Radleys lessened. One day Scout came to Jem saying that there was chewing gum inside the Radleys tree, in a