Some time later, after talk about Tom Robinson’s court case has calmed down, Scout talks to Jem about something that she witnessed at school earlier that day. Her teacher Miss Gates repeatedly denounces Hitler, condemning his prejudice, but she then makes a racist comment to Miss Stephanie after school: “‘I heard her say 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’” (331). Although Miss Gates is from Winston County, a place that tried to secede from Alabama when Alabama tried to secede from the US over slavery, she falls into the typical Maycomb mindset when she moves there as a
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of the young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He is specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
He comes the school only for one day a year and then stops attending. 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.
I'm To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a character named Scout telling a story about how she lived with her brother Jem and lawyer Atticus Finch in small town, Maycomb. Atticus Finch is helping defend an innocent black man, Atticus teaches his children to try looking at things from other people's perspective, and Scout, Jem and their friend Dill unravel the secret behind the Radley house. Jem and Scout represents the idea of bravery and confidence in the novel, and the way that his and her definition changes over the course of the story is important. Jem shows bravery as Dill says he wants to go for a walk but Scout know that people in Maycomb just doesn't go to take a "walk". But as Dill, Jem and Scout stroll past the Radleys house, Dill thinks it's a good idea to peak inside, but Scout not so much.
This novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, is about a family in the depression time in Maycomb Alabama in the early 1940s narrated by a main character Jean Louise Finch. The Finch Family, ran by Atticus Finch who is not just a father but a lawyer with very high morals. Jean Louis Finch tells the story from a child’s mind and much mature mindset of it, since Harper lee is trying to prove that Jeam and Scout are immature. Jean Louis Finch quoted, “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.” Harper Lee indicates several internal forces that leads up to why Atticus is representing Tom Robinson in his trial of accusing of raping a white lady. Harper Lee shows examples of Atticus’ beliefs in Tom Robinson, by stating “ Tom Robinson a colored black man, Jem no jury in this part of the world is going to say your guilty, but not everyone gets a charge like that.
At the beginning of the book Boo isn't considered a human being to her he’s considered a myth, and she begins to understand Boo’s life. Scout and Jem’s opinion of Boo Radley changes from fear to empathy, and understanding. Throughout the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee to lead characters Jem and Scout come to terms with their feelings about Boo Radley. Like most of the kids in the neighborhood both of them are suspicious of the Radley family. Boo Radley had been seen around town sometimes with his mother when he was a child.
In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Finch kids meet the old hag Mrs. Dubose. To get into town the kids have to pass Mrs. Dubose’s house. One day she was babbling to the kids, insulting them one after another until Jem had enough and took Scout's baton and wacked all of Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. Then Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose for 2 hours every night after school for a month, after a month he kept reading and one night Mrs. Dubose dies. Mrs. Dubose is a cranky neighbor who helps Jem see the importance of holding your head high.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird is a timeless, touching novel. The novel was set in the Great Depression in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the novel, is faced with an extremely difficult trial. Atticus was chosen to defend a black man, Tom Robinson that was accused of raping a white woman. Atticus not only had the trial to worry about; however he had two children, Jem and Scout, that he has to raise on his own.
Understanding in To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless American Classic. The Novel takes place in Alabama during the 1930’s, and follows the adventures of Scout Finch as she grows up in a society torn by social evils like racism. There are many themes in To Kill A Mockingbird: friendship, compassion, and fairness. Harper Lee illustrates understanding in To Kill A Mockingbird through Jems realization about Mrs. Dubose, the children's change in perspective about Atticus, and the with the children's discovery of the truth about Arthur “Boo” Radley. The theme of understanding can be witnessed by looking at Jems realization about the seemingly wicked Mrs. Dubose.
Jem a shipshape son Everyone knows Jem from To Kill a Mockingbird, but do you? How well do you know Jem? To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about the deep south told through a young girl's perspective, a perspective of innocence written by Harper Lee. Jem plays an important role in To Kill a Mockingbird, because he had his dreams broken at a young age. This character has an unbelievable amount of backstory and depth to it because he is a good brother, great son, and a man of honor.
In to Kill a mockingbird Harper Lee has various examples of gender roles Indicating what a boy has to be like. These gender roles were especially projected in the 1930’s -50’s. During this time in history, the roles in girls and boys were very traditional. An example is when Francis tells Scout his Grandma is going to teach him how to cook yet Scout makes fun of him. This shows that boys cooking is not commonly seen and how this falls out of the certain restriction applied to being a boy.