Walter Cunningham, Jr. is judged deeply by Scout throughout the novel due to unwealthy roots. The toll that the Great Depression took on the Cunningham’s made it so that Walter, Jr. is at school, he cannot afford a lunch. Scout, trying to help out a friend, speaks up for Walter about him “[forgetting] his lunch” when “he didn’t have any” (Lee 26). Trying to help out a peer ended up backfiring. Ms. Caroline, Scouts teacher, is angered by her speaking out again and hits her several times.
Yet, she dislikes the meanings of her name, so she tries to find who she really is. According to the text, “At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth” (¶5). This illustrates how her name was addressed in a way that she hated and affected her opinion towards her name. This is significant because it connects to my personal experience of being bullied at school for my name that is viewed as strange by the bully. The author shares, “I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees” (¶5).
Mrs. Dubose is a cranky old lady that yells at Scout and Jem when they walk past. Jem is told to be a gentleman but loses his cool when she calls their father trash. Jem 's punishment was to go read to her. While they were reading to her if she threw a fit or started yelling they couldn 't say anything. Then Atticus then tells him that she was an addict and reading was part of her therapy.
According to the beginning chapters of Fish In A Tree, Ally is very stubborn at the very beginning of the book. I have learned through Ally’s actions and choices that she is stubborn. Ally then has to go through some tough moments and decisions to change throughout the rest of the story. When Ally was given the choice of staying after school with Mr.Daniels to help her read and she made the decision to say no because classmates would make fun of her for not being able to read. When Mrs.hall told her to write about herself Ally wrote “why” all over her paper, because she had no idea how to read.
The school has a specific structure and isn’t open to new ideas. With this school structure and way of teaching, it drains the students of their creativity because of their teachers. Mrs. Caroline is Scout’s first grade teacher who attempts to implement new teaching methods ( ). Mrs. Caroline would constantly get cross with Scout because she found out that Scout was literate and that she could write as well ( ). Mrs. Caroline doesn't appreciate when the students think on their own and find different methods of doing things ( ).
For instance, when Elena said,“I stand by the stove, and feel dumb, alone” (Mora, 11) it suggested that she began to feel that she was incompetent and she felt poorly about herself, because she was unable to understand the language. Furthermore, when Elena mentions “I’m forty, embarrassed at mispronouncing words” (Mora,16) it emphasizes that Elena was not confident about herself herself enough, because she thought that she was going to be unable to learn English at such a late age. Therefore, she began to be doubt herself a lot. Moreover, when she mentions, “I bought a book to learn English/ for if I stop trying, I will be deaf/when my children need my help,”it suggested that Elena believed that she was useless and worth lessless to her children, because she felt like she was not helping them as she used to when she was in Mexico. Therefore, she decided to learn English in order to be able feel worthy and useful to her
She insists that she 's not sick and starts insulting him, telling him to "take your schoolbooks and go" because she thinks he isn’t qualified for the job and that he is too young. Granny feels like her bones are “floating around” inside her, and Doctor Harry looks like he 's floating around as well. The is the first sign that granny may not be a reliable narrator. Granny “decides” she is going to remain in bed for little while. She closes her eyes and hears the doctor whispering about her to her daughter Cornelia.
What few cares enter the minds of children! How little they know of their mother’s fears! Children don’t like to think ugly thoughts. 49 Tutor: Old woman, you are the servant of my mistress, why are you standing out here, in front of the gates, all alone, wailing the pains of your soul? How is Medea managing without you?
She shows her cruelty on her first day of school. Scout had gotten into trouble at school with her teacher Miss Fisher for explaining why Walter Cunningham could not accept the quarters she was trying to give to him. Therefore Scout decided to take her anger
By her decision making she gets in the wrong way and ends up getting isolated from everybody in the end. On the other hand Hester doesn’t want or try getting attention through her actions. Also she becomes an outcast of the Puritan community and she slowly finds her way back through hard work and showing she cares. Secondly the way the two characters
I don 't really know if I agree with how the Author portrayed the teacher. To me it seemed like she was very irresponsible. First she left the class unattended, for a good 5-10 minutes, then she didn 't even realize that one of the classmates went missing, and lastly, where was she when the classmates were talking about Margot being locked in the