We learn many things from school, but we learn the most meaningful things from our own experiences and people close to us. What are the most meaningful things, they are life lessons. They are lessons we learn as we grow up and use throughout our whole life. Similarly Scout the protagonist In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A MockingBird learns to not judge someone until one walks a mile in their shoes, and not to kill mocking birds. What she learns is slowly taught to her by the people around her and the experiences she has.
People are influenced by the ones around them; these people can have positive or negative influences. Mentors are role models for you look up to and learn from. The only way for mentors to have a positive influence is if they are heard. Listening is the key. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates mentors for Scout to show listening to the advice of those before you can lead to strong morals and an understanding of others.
Atticus Finch said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee 39). As a result of this quote out main character will change. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee uses the character and characterization of Scout to show how empathy can change someone’s life for the better. Throughout the book Scout changes quite a bit. In the beginning she was very tomboyish choosing to wear overalls instead of dresses, she also liked to beat other kids up. During the middle of the story she began to have a change of heart. She started to hang out with her aunt more and realized it takes a lot of effort. During this time of self discovery she noticed small details about her friends and family. But by the end of the book she starts to see things from others views to give her insight to how others might see things.
Like every young girl, Scout Finch must learn how to navigate through the world and find who she is. With the help of some unexpected acquaintances and mature encounters, she ends up finding herself at a younger age than most. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is narrated by the seven year old, Scout Finch. Her young age provides pros and cons to us as readers. Readers are able to see her change of views and change of opinions over the course of four years. Her views and opinions such as her father’s court case and due to people who re-path her way of thinking such as Dolphus Raymond. Scout learns, changes, and grows throughout the novel because of the things that happen in her life that don’t normally happen to girls her age.
When many children are young, they do things that aren’t right because they don’t know better. In To Kill a Mockingbird, a Southern Gothic novel by Harper Lee, a young, naive girl Scout Finch has many misconceptions about others. Because of her immature ways, she learns many lessons throughout the first five chapters that alter her perception of others.
At the first of the novel Scout is a bit of a tomboy and is determined to show people her point of view. When Scout started school, she was having a difficult time, because her teacher did not understand the ways of their town, Maycomb County. However, this did not stop Scout from trying to explain to Miss Caroline the ways of the people in Maycomb. “ I thought I had made things
IN the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout finch, a daughter to Atticus and a sister to Jem Finch. Scout is an innocent five year old girl at the beginning of the book, but by the time the book ends she is a 9 year old girl finding out just how evil things can be. Scout is a young girl with a free spirit. She speaks her mind all throughout the book witch make the book very comical, as the novel goes on it is obvious that scout is an outspoken, intelligent, and brave girl.
Personal values and morals are instilled into children by their parents . Jem and Scout Finch, characters from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, are open minded, educated, young children that have a father named Atticus Finch who tries to teach his children to have sound morals and personal values . The children have not been sheltered from life's hardships due to their father Atticus's views on parenting instead they have learned right from wrong. Atticus Finch believes that not sheltering his kids from the world allows them to form strong morals and values. Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals.
I want you to think about those people that you like, that are in your inner circle, and then about the people on the outside of your circle. Why are they outside? Is it, just possibly, because they are different than you? Or because you’ve heard something about them? Or
Atticus Finch is portrayed as great parent in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The way Atticus Finch acts at home and on the streets provide a good role model for Jem and Scout. He is a parent who always does the right thing and stays true to himself and to his children at all times.
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced” (Lee 329). While this may seem like a useful life lesson, Scout realizes the clear hypocrisy in her lesson. Like every other citizen of Maycomb, she is prejudiced against black people. Even though she is teaching her students that prejudice and persecution is wrong, she is participating in those very activities at home. She heard her third grade teacher after Tom Robinson’s trial, she thought “it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us” (Lee 331). Her own teacher’s thoughts on trial prove that the education system is flawed in Maycomb. Her statements against persecution directly contradict what she said about Tom Robinson. Herself and her students have been taught by Maycomb’s society that prejudice is okay. Jem and Scout, on the other hand, have been taught that all people should be treated equally through Atticus. So in the end, the education system does not teach actual life lessons to everyone. And once again, Scout and Jem learned their life lessons through real life experiences. By the end of the story, Scout realizes the societal division between races is wrong and is not
26) Since Atticus is representing Tom Robinson, the kids are getting picked on. Atticus gets called a "nigger lover "by the town and even his own relatives. Francis tell scout that her grandma says Atticus is a "nigger lover quote and he 's ruining the family. Then Scout gets to a fight with him only to be at fault in the end. Cecil Jacob says that Atticus is "defending a nigger" for the whole school to hear and Scout was about to get into a fight until she remembered Atticus was going to scold her. Atticus asked where Scout learned that word and told her if he wasn 't defending Tom then Jem and Scout would no longer have to mind him. Mrs. Dubose ranted at Jem and Scout about how Atticus was no more use than the niggers and the people he 's working for. The day
In the beginning of the book in chapter 3 Scout is shouted on her first day of school for knowing how to read, and for trying to help Miss Caroline by explaining who Walter Cunning is and that she has shamed him. Atticus tells Scout that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around it.
A young boy had little education growing up, and it was hard for him to learn. When he got to older, he dropped out of high school and did not get any form of education for a year. After his year off, he applied to multiple colleges; he finally got accepted at Zurich, and became one of the most brilliant minds known today. This boy was Albert Einstein, and even though he did not get the best education, he still became famous for his knowledge. Some people learn more from life than their actual education. This topic relates to Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. In this story, Atticus Finch, the father of Jem and Scout, instills valuable lessons and knowledge into his children through the course of their life. They then hold onto this