Miss Caroline should be a liked character with the occasional times where we are not fond of her. The time where she might not be as likeable is when she told Scout,”…to tell [her] father not to teach [her] as it would interfere with [her] reading. “(Lee 12). Even though this is a sign of inferiority toward Scout, we have to remember Miss Caroline is teaching a class of first graders. Miss Caroline, in
On a peaceful evening, Scout reveals her negative beliefs of Boo Radley, an ominous neighbor, to Miss Maudie, but Miss Maudie, defending Boo Radley, argues that, “the things that happen to people [they] never really know” (51). Miss Maudie’s lesson also echoes off of Calpurnia and Atticus’s lessons. In reality, Scout does not actually know Boo Radley well, and so should respect Boo Radley despite him being so distant. To elaborate, Scout has her own opinions of Boo Radley, which she picks up from the neighborhood gossip and rumors, but they have no support because of the lack of her own observations. Miss Maudie’s lesson helps Scout understand how people misinterpret Boo Radley’s uncanny behaviors as evil or threatening.
Scout just tries to follow in Jem 's footsteps so if Jem gets in trouble, then Scout will too. When Aunt Alexandra decided to come to Maycomb because she decided to stay for a little while, she tried to change everything that Jem and Scout were used to. They were used to having freedom and doing things their way, but Aunt Alexandra decided to lay down the law at the Finch 's house. Jean Louise Finch is the daughter of Atticus Finch and is the tomboy of the family. She wears overalls and hangs out with the boys, Jem and Dill.
Her best friends are all boys. Scout is more comfortable living life as a tomboy, but Aunt Alexandra has a personal quest to make Scout “Behave like a sunbeam,” while Miss Maudie accepts Scout as she is. Scout finds being feminine hard and uncomfortable. She is ashamed of herself when Aunt Alexandra puts her in a dress. She tends to feel more fondly of Miss Maudie, who also wears men’s clothes and works in her garden.
Her school teacher, Miss Caroline, tells her that she cannot read at home because her father doesn’t know how to teach. After confronting Atticus about her problem he says that “[People] never really understand a person until they consider things from his point of view” (39). This is a lesson about considering things from another person’s perspective, which is good for Scout to learn because she tends to judge people based on their looks or ways of doing things. This lesson will help her in real life because before she judges someone, considering their point of view will help her understand other people’s opinions. To end, Atticus teaches Scout a lesson about seeing things from others perspective.
Calpurnia serves as an amazing role model and mother figure to the children, and yet Aunt Alexandra wants to fire her. She had raised Jem and Scout, and plays an indispensable part of their lives, showering them with discipline, structure, and love. Aunt Alexandra, however, barely existed in the children 's lives up until she moved into the Finch’s home, yet she inflicts great injustice on Calpurnia by failing to recognize the necessitous part of the family that Calpurnia fills. Scout even overhears Aunt Alexandra saying, "...you 've got to do something about her. You 've let things go on too long Atticus, too long.
In my opinion it was very strongly made by Tibby to say to Alex and Maura that she did not want to be friends with them anymore and instead be with those who were counted as losers, because they really were much better friends. Carmen destroyed much for her mother, and made her so unhappy like was very lousy, but it was well done by her to arrange everything up
Esperanza’s family is poor, but they are good at supporting each other’s problems and feelings. The role of Esperanza’s family is being annoying, yet supportive to her. She refuses that she doesn’t belong in that family, even though she deeply knows she does and loves them for it. Esperanza thinks her parents have too much hope, hates going to her Aunt’s apartment, her great-grandmother is a good kind of wild, her brothers are immature because of the whole “cooties” rule, and that she is a balloon tied to anchor when being with Nenny. Esperanza thinks Nenny is a drag because on page three, she says,” Nenny is too young to be my friend.
She almost gives herself away because the urge to stand up for her daughter is so strong. (Just a suggestion) Another strong example of Arty’s love for his family is the way he feels about Iphy after Elly’s lobotomy. He also shows concern when Oly appears to have a boyfriend, and I don’t personally believe this is entirely because he is worried about losing her as a servant, though I suspect that weighed on him as well.
41, and Atticus finds out. Scout gets worried that Atticus might know that what they were playing was related to the radleys, and tells Scout that she “was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with.” this is one of the biggest examples of gender in the book, and shows that being a girl is the highest and worst insult, even amongst the children. And a few pages later, Scout says that she tried to avoid Jem and Dill because she was called a girl once and didn't want to be called a girl again. This really cements how much of an insult it is to be called a girl. Since this was in a time when women still didn’t play too big of a role in society, being called a girl implied that the person being insulted wasn't a particularly active person in the community.
Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia. She talks about the kids not acting up to the standards of the family behind their backs and puts Atticus up to lecturing them about their downfalls. Aunt Alexandra also disapproves the kids’ clothing and activities, but especially Scout. She scowled when she told Scout to come inside to talk with some neighborhood ladies and she was muddy. She says that before long, Scout will start acting, dressing, and behaving more like a lady.
Even the Littlest Things Make a Difference Someone once said, “Judging a person doesn 't define who they are... it defines who you are”. Scout, the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Skeeter the main character of The Help, do not believe in judging other people until they really know that person. Scout is not a typical girl like her aunt wants her to be. Scout stands up for her family such as Atticus. Along with Scout, Skeeter also faces gender discrimination and is against it as well.
He has to face the problems and it hits him hard. Because he doesn 't understand how there can be so much evil in the world. Scout is a young girl that doesn 't follow the gender role of “being a girl” which was weird for the time period that To Kill a Mockingbird is set in. Throughout the novel her Aunt Alexandra tells her that the way she act or the way she is dressed is unlady like, but Scout does not care. “Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add - A - Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s lonely life.” Her aunt always wants scout to be this perfect little girl who
Aunt Alexandra tries to say something to Atticus about the kids and doing something wrong. “Sister, I do the best I can with them! It had something to do with my overalls.”(Lee 108). Aunt Alexandra was trying to tell Atticus to make Scout change into something more lady like. Their aunt never can understand what it is like raising a child being a single parent.
This meaning it is ok to persecute blacks and that she was contradicting herself. This prompts Scout to be disturbed and think a lot. Later in the novel Scout learns to restrain herself from fistfights which shows a great deal of respect for others, because she puts herself in their shoes. She learned from Atticus that there are other ways to solve your differences and get out your anger. These are many things that have contributed to the development of Scout’s maturation.