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. At the Cunningham’s home
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.
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. Mrs.Hall then got upset with Ally because she didn’t write things about herself.
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 ( ). Scout is mainly affected by this due to the fact that Scout very much dislikes school, and it causes her to constantly want to rebel against the school system, because she is not allowed to do what she wants.
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.
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
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
To Kill A Mockingbird TKAM essay Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird teaches many lessons about how to treat others with compassion and sympathy. However, the most important lesson the book conveys is tolerance. This is shown through Scouts tolerance with Cecil Jacobs, Atticus's tolerance with Mr. Ewell, and Jem's tolerance through Mrs. Dubose's rude comments. Scout shows the reader that she has tolerance.
Scout’s Developing Judgment Everyone passes judgment, without knowing the motives behind someone’s actions. An example of this is in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, where an old man who chooses to be distant from society saves two young kids who had completely misjudged him. At the beginning of the story, Scout and Jem are quick to believe the stereotypes told about Mr. Radley, and they pass false judgment because of Boo Radley’s actions, such as never leaving his house.
It is hard to tell what is true and not true in a novel, especially when the author says, “Often the crazy stuff is true and the normal stuff isn't, because the normal stuff is necessary to make you believe the truly incredible craziness” (68). The character Mary Anne Bell was too crazy for this novel though. The most unrealistic characters in The Things They Carried is Mary Anne Bell because she went to the war as a civilian not a soldier, embodies the theme loss of innocence, and there are other character that feel the same loss. There are many events that take place that makes Mary Anne an implausible character. The whole reason that she comes to Vietnam is that she is visiting her boyfriend, and not even the other soldiers believe Rat
Rebecca Nurse and I “A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.” This is a quote said by Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, this is said when Ann Putnam asks Rebecca to go check on Ruth to wake her up. Rebecca Nurse is an honest and caring woman in The Crucible that has eleven children and twenty six grandchildren. She was eventually accused of murdering Ann Putnam’s seven babies. Rebecca Nurse