Since Scout does not like school, she does not want to come to school too. Atticus tells her that the law demands that she go to school. Chapter 4 The rest of the school year passes poorly for Scout, who constantly feel frustrated due to slow curriculum. The next summer Dill has returned to Maycomb.
The first event that impacted Scout is her first day of school. At her first day of school, she is introduced to a new teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher. Scout gets in trouble with Miss Caroline in the afternoon. Walter Cunningham, a boy in Scout’s class did not bring a lunch and Miss Caroline offers money to buy some. However, Walter is too poor to pay back Miss Caroline, while Miss Caroline does not understand, Scout explains the Cunningham’s situation but is disciplined anyway.
We first see the importance of this difference when Scout goes to school on her first day. In chapter 2 the students of Miss Caroline's class are told to go home for lunch or show Miss Caroline they have food. Walter being too poor to buy lunch says
Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school. The next day when she went to school her parents came with her and they spent the entire day in the principal's office. She spent it there so that they were not tortured by the class. Today she continues to fight for more rights for African Americans.
Women could not go to work and make money, in the south they stayed at home and did work inside the house and cooked. “Mayella looked as if she tried to keep clean…” (Doc A; Chapter 18) All women had expectations to live by. Men in the 1930’s went to work everyday trying to make money so their family could survive.
The first day of anything can be daunting, they are full of suspense, anticipation and anxiety. In the Pulitzer Prize winning book,To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Miss Caroline, Jean Louise’s first grade teacher, is having the typical first day jitters and she is also not indigenous to Maycomb County. As a result of that, Miss Caroline is unaccustomed to established practices and the culture in Maycomb. All of the problems stated above lead to Miss Caroline having a more challenging first day at school than Jean Louise, commonly referred to as Scout, and she now has a bad reputation because too much was expected of her, and her students treated her with an utter lack of respect.
At school, a schoolmate from Scouts class has not brought a lunch so Miss. Caroline offers him to buy lunch with a quatre with one problem, he has to pay her back. This story takes place after the great depression that left many families poor or in terrible conditions including the Cunninghams. Walters family is very large as well as poor and Walter will never to have money to pay the teacher back. When Walter does not accept the money, Scout endeavors to clarify
She is a “motherless child from the day she [is] born” (67), and Stobrod abandons her at a young age. She is forced to grow up early and provide for herself in order to survive, which is contrary to characters in commercial fiction who do not face real life issues like this. Ruby’s childhood and adult life are harsh realities and are not sugar coated. Ruby never mentions her father to Ada and chooses to bottle up her past instead. Ada is shocked as Ruby says, “My daddy.
Many of the characters in the novel showed this; Scout’s teacher Miss Caroline, had asked one of her students Walter Cunningham where his lunch had been and Scout had stood from her seat and told Miss Caroline that because he was a Cunningham he wouldn 't have lunch today nor would he have lunch tomorrow. “He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day.” “ he had probably never seen four quarters together at the same time in his life.” This quote shows that the whole Maycomb town had seen the Cunninghams as poor people, I believe that people may not be very wealthy, but they shouldn 't be called out on it as Scout did to Walter by saying that he would never have any lunch, and that because he’s a Cunningham he would probably never see four quarters at
The story started when a third grade student Linda Brown had to walk a long distance to attend school. Because of the previous Supreme Court decision that was called separate but equal, she was not eligible to attend classes at any of the schools that were reserved for white colored students even if there were some just right where she was living at. Linda’ father was worried about her little daughter that she had to walk daily next to the railroad. He decided to register his daughter at one of the white schools. Unfortunately, his application was denied under the pretext of
Do you have an adult in your life that is like a friend? For Jem and Scout in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, that person is a neighbor named Miss Maudie. Miss Maudie is a character that makes the book a whole lot more meaningful to the reader. She helps Scout through some hard times and somehow manages to get through the hard times in her own life. Miss Maudie is one of my favorite characters and adds a lot to the novel.
The character I chose was Aunt Alexandra from “To Kill A Mockingbird” because she is a character with a strong personality and stands by her opinions even if they're wrong. A little background about her in the book, she was the older sister of Atticus but not like him at all. She was a racist person and was disappointed at her brother for supporting the black man in the trial, no matter how noble his actions may have been. She's very intent on Scout being the ideal female girl in that time period even though in our minds, Scout is probably a very clever and brave girl. What seems to irk her the most is the way she dresses as in the book it states, “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
Harper Lee uses many techniques in To Kill a Mockingbird to achieve the goal of character development. One way Harper Lee exhibits this is by using inner thinking when Scout holds back from fighting Cecil. Scout is eager to fight Cecil because he was making fun of her father, Atticus, for defending a black man in court who goes by the name of Tom Robinson. In chapter nine, Scout was ready to throw a punch but realizes that would not make matters better. “My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly … I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learn to hold it in, the better off everybody would be” (Lee, 99).
A recently published study by Shigehiro Oishi and colleagues at the University of Virginia showed a striking relationship between geography and personality. This proves that where you live can easily influence your personality and how you live. In Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, a little girl named Scout gains some very prominent traits, most of which is influenced by the small town she lives in and the people in it. Scout lives in a bounded town where everyone knows everything about each other; this caused curiosity to look further into things in her town. Scout started hearing rumors about The Radley PLace,“ A baseball hit into the Radley yard was a lost ball, no questions asked”( Page 10).