Nicholas Sparks once said, “I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” In the memoir, The Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls shows how her father Rex Walls changes with everything thrown at him as a father or four. In the beginning of being a parent Rex shares his intelligence with his children. As Rex’s children get older rex get more and more worried about the kids.
Stereotyping is a general idea that someone uses to view someone before they actually get to know them. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Jem, and Dill stereotype people until Scout’s father tells her to stop stereotyping. Harper Lee suggests that in order to fully understand someone, you must learn to see the world from their point of view. Mrs. Dubose is an example of Harper Lee’s idea because at first she acts mean towards the Finch family which cause Jem to destroy her camellia flowers. When Mrs. Dubose dies, Atticus tells the kids that the reason she was so mean was because she had a morphine addiction.
“Atticus was right, one time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Standing from Radley 's porch and talking to Atticus helped Scout grow as a character and receive a different point of view on the things around her. As a little girl Scout was told rumors about Boo Radley which led her to see him as a strange and mysterious man. After a traumatizing event, at the end of the book, Scout walks Boo Radley back home and after standing on his porch she sees a different side to Boo Radley then people once told her. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme you never know a person unless you have walked in their shoes through point of view, flashback, and characterization. For example,
In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc. and they use different lessons from the past to get over these events. Hardships are often throughout To Kill A Mockingbird and bring aha moments to Scout and Jem. Evidence from the book shows how a real-life situation is more valuable in lessons to Scout and Jem “After all if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (Lee 271). This quote shows though Scout and Aunt Alexandra heard about Tom being shot to death, Scout realizes how to turn this situation to help herself mature and looking on the bright side taking after Aunt Alexandra.
Lennie’s dream is why Curley’s wife dies, because of his strange obsession with petting soft objects, he accidentally kills her. “And Lennie said softly to the puppy, ‘Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice. I didn’t bounce you hard.’” (Steinbeck, 85) Lennie shows his obsession with petting soft objects from the start. He accidentally kills small animals and causes trouble because of his strange habit, which leads Lennie to do the worst.
Everyone has been a mockingbird at least once in their life. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters Arthur “Boo” Radley, Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Tom Robinson all represent mockingbirds in different ways. Boo represents one because he will be judged if he leaves his house. Jem is an example of one also, because he realizes as he grows up that the town he lives in is racist and judgemental. Tom is another example because the Ewells take advantage of his life to get away with their own.
Labels can be used positively or negatively. Even though some may say labels are normal, common labels that affect people in the town of Maycomb (the setting of TKAM) by Hurting them, Angering them and Negativity. Labels affect people by hurting them. The first example of hurt is when everyone thought Boo Radley was a bad guy and everyone did not like him or want to see him or talk to him. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch... his hands were bloodstained ...There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled
There are countless amounts of empathy, which enforces how important empathy is. Atticus Finch has a great quote very similar to the Native American’s. He says “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-- until you climb into his and walk around in it.” (39 Lee) This comes at a very important time in Scouts growing up. She just came back from her first day of school and Atticus has her think about what Miss Caroline is going through and she has an epiphany. It’s a major turning point in her thinking and it influences her thinking throughout the rest of the book.
Scout matures through the lessons and experiences. When the browser knew that he was not afraid of Boo Radley and had the courage to stand on the porch Radley leads to adulthood. And finally understand and see what it really is. He 's a good, now, finally, we have seen that Atticus says later, "Most people [very good], a researcher when he finally sees them." (281) It is implemented through a gradual phase change, people tend to prejudice inaccurate, and what people thought about Boo was false.
As a result, the quote stated shows the “come of age” of Jem as he can see the four different social classes and their wrongdoing. It also displays that Jem matured by mentoring his younger sister, Scout by explaining the inequality in the town of Maycomb, Alabama. In effect, Scout invites Walter Cunningham over for dinner which demonstrates the maturation of the young adolescent. Although the siblings Aunt talks to them about social classes, it upsets Scout. This also portrays maturation because Scout now understands and clearly sees the inequality through her own
When Scout has come to realize that she was no longer afraid of Boo Radley and had the courage to stand on the Radley front porch brings her to adult hood. She finally understands him and sees what he really is like. He is nice, now that she has finally seen him, which Atticus tells her later on “Most people are [real nice], Scout, when you finally see them” (281). She realized through gradual stages of change, that prejudgment of people is generally inaccurate, and that what people thought of Boo was untrue. Also Scout realizes how her teacher was being hypocritical.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the many symbols is a roly-poly. In chapter 25 of To kill A Mockingbird, scout finds a bug and attempts to squish it when Jem tells her to stop. Jem says, “Don’t do that, Scout, set him out on the back steps.” Scout makes fun of Jem for being so sympathetic toward the bug. Jem being sympathetic towards the bug shows his maturity. Jem understands that it’s not just a bug.
Pluto showed his owner was unreliable and dangerous because he would switch from loving animals to hurting them. After he killed Pluto he found love for a cat that did not exist but brought home and cared for it. After a while the cat starts to enrage Poe’s character again and tries to kill it, but ends up
Having Jem understand the world a bit more, made Scout close relationship with him to slowly draw away. They rarely saw eye to eye because Scout would feel inferior to Jem because he started treating her as a child, but as the story progress, Scout understanding expand to that close of Jems. In the story the two also have a friend named Dill, who also grow into knowledge and
At the beginning of the book, Jem and scout saw Boo as the “malevolent phantom”(Lee,10) who lived inside the Radley house, the man who peeked through your windows late at night, dined on raw squirrels, and pierced his father’s leg with a pair of scissors. However, throughout the book the children start to realize that Boo is the furthest thing from a monster. Throughout the story the children are curious as to why Boo Radley never comes outside, a few times they try to get him to come outside. After a long conversation about Aunt Alexandra and her strange dislike for certain social classes, using their childish innocence, Jem and Scout start to see the strangeness and ambiguity in the social behavior of humankind. Jem claims that “[He is] beginning to understand why Boo Radley stayed shut up in the house all this time... it’s because he wants to stay inside”(Lee,304).