In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author shows that Scout is self-centered through the use of indirect characterization. When Scout brings a tire for Dill, Jem, and her to play with, they start arguing about who will go first and Scout comes out and says “I’m first” (Lee 49). She doesn’t even take what the other two want into consideration. All she cares about is her going first in the tire. While Scout is leaving her classroom at the end of the day, her teacher is crying and she says that “Had her conduct been friendly toward me, I would have felt sorry for her” (Lee 29).
As Scout matures and understands the world in a new way, she learns the perspectives of her fellow townspeople in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Miss Caroline attempts to provide Walter Cunningham with money. Understanding the Cunningham’s position to “never [take] anything off of anybody,” Scout realizes Walter’s inability to accept Miss Caroline’s offer (30). Subsequently, when Walter pours molasses over his dinner, Scout’s own ability to understand Walter’s side surpasses her aptitude.
I can connect to Scout because I too have felt left out or made to feel unimportant by my sibling. In the book we can see Scout is made to believe that she is too young to play with Jem and Dill because he is older thinks he can boss her around. We see this when Jem and Dill start leaving Scout out of their planning in their treehouse. Also, this causes Scout to feel left out enough that she begins to spend more time at Miss Maudie’s house.
Scout Finch as A Complex Character in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The narrator is Scout Finch. She's a 7-year-old girl, and the daughter of Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a well known respected lawyer. Scout tells us her story about growing up in a small town in Alabama in the 1930’s.
Scout is considered to be the “mockingbird” of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird ,by Harper Lee. According to the article Excerpts From: “Don’t Put Your Shoes on the Bed: A Moral Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird.” “mockingbird” means, “... a serene creature with nothing but beautiful music to offer” (Stiltner 1). In other words, a “mockingbird” is a peaceful bird that is innocent. In the part of the novel when Tom Robinson was convicted of raping Mayella Ewell and Atticus was told to defend Tom, Scout heard about this and asked Atticus, “ “What’s rape?”(Lee 180).
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many events take place in the small town would absolutely not happen in the current day. Many things have changed since the early 1900’s and they make the world of Maycomb County very different from our own. Some things that were commonplace back then are now accepted as morally wrong and other things have just changed over the years. Scout, Jem, and Dill are very adventurous and they spend lots of time walking all around town by themselves.
The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, was published in the year of 1951. The novel follows 16-year-old boy Holden Caulfield after he was kicked out of a preppy private school, Pencey Prep. Holden travels around New York City over a three-day time span in 1948 during the month of December. We get to read about his experiences and his surroundings from his perspective, learning what he learns as the story progresses. Through the book, Salinger touches on the subjects of relationships, professional and sexual, loneliness, and deception, sometimes having Holden tell us upright or having other characters reflect that, mostly the latter because Holden is quite revealing about his sentiments.
A casual encounter with a friend is an interaction that everyone has. It doesn’t normally have to be face-to-face but by letter, email, or a simple call! In Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout interacts with her friend Dill over a letter to tell him about her school life, but in Reginald Rose’s play “12 Angry Men,” all the jurors interact with each other in person to decide on a verdict. The point is that people interact with others and there are a lot of different variations towards the person, but the top three are acceptance, rejection, or undecided mostly related to what they personally believe in. Throughout an interaction one of the results will be rejection.
1. If I had lived in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, I would have begun to grow stultified with life. It appeared as if nothing new ever happened in Maycomb County, so, consequently, nothing different would happen in my life. As a result of nothing happening in my life, I would grow increasingly bored with everything.