Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a short story that makes readers question what truly makes a good person. The grandmother in the story believes she knows what a good person is, but the Misfit challenges her morals which makes her question what makes a good person. Both the Misfit and the grandmother judge people based on their moral code but one of their moral code is more authentic than the other. In her final moments of life does the misfit make her see what really makes a person good? The grandmother doesn’t seem to develop in the story until she faces life or death at the end, she may have never developed if have it not been for the Misfit.
“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). This passage shows Atticus giving Scout advice that results in her development for the rest of the novel. The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects on his actions and development. His ability to relate to his children is exhibited in his simple principle in ways that Scout can understand (“climb into his skin and walk around in it”).
A wise woman once said, "The more a daughter knows about her mother 's life, the stronger the daughter" (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/mother-and-daughter-quotes/). As any girl raised by their mother can attest, the relationship between a mother and her daughter is a learning experience. As young girls, you look up to you mother as your greatest role model and follow in their steps closely. In Jamaica Kincaid 's short story "Girl", a mother uses one single sentence in order to give her daughter motherly advice. Her advice is intended to help her daughter, but also to scold her at the same time.
As a result, family bonding is decreasing and kids are not prepared with hands on experience. Parents want to be nice, so their child will love them more and they can be the “cool dad” or “cool mom” in the child’s heart. But it should be the parents’ job to step up and do what is best for the protection of a child, which can be read in Cari Romm’s online article from The Cut, “Is It Really Possible for Parent to Be Friends With Their Kid”. Also as the world to grow wealthier, it seems children are no longer enforced with chores and responsibilities by parents possibly due to the fact that they no longer appreciate the value of money. So in result they believe that money can solve problems and responsibilities.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
She makes people reevaluate the relationship that black people can have with white people, by showing the close and nurturing relationship that she has primarily with Scout, but also with Jem. Her continual dedication to caring for Jem and Scout is not something that they would necessarily realize, but subconsciously they know what she does for them and how much concern and love she puts into looking after them. Even though it is her job to cook and look after the kids, she has this bond that makes her more like a surrogate mother towards them, in which it could be because she has been with them before Scout was born. However, Calpurnia has this never ending love that she feels towards the kids, and no matter what, it will never go away. She will always feel the need to look after and care for these kids that she has grown to love so
Though she did not understand the true significance of the situation, she felt that “they must be cold-natured,” suggesting how she recognized the seriousness of the situation (204). When Scout’s kicking is futile, she followed Atticus’s advice by “talk[ing] to people about what they were interested in” to Mr. Cunningham “to make him feel at home” and successfully lessen the tension by discussing various parts of Mr. Cunningham’s life (205). Her actions demonstrate how she started to mature as she places more importance for Mr. Cunningham’s emotions instead of her own. Additionally, Scout’s talking reminded Mr. Cunningham of how Atticus’s deeds as he had assisted him greatly by performing legal work in exchange for mere hickory nuts and is only doing the duty given to him. Therefore, Scout continually experiences growth in her views of justice as she becomes more righteous by being perceptive and compassionate of those around her, allowing her to become more aware of the conditions around
Having a constant fear of failure for a large amount of people would be kind of common, but if you live life to the fullest and make better choices than bad then there's not much concern. The first stanza in "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson says, "We grow accustomed to the Dark, When light is put away" Emily Dickinson's trying to say that as a human we take the easy way out. Instead of trying to challenge ourselves by finding the light we just stay and grow into what's always there. The human condition includes aspiration. As a child, your parents teach the difference between what's right and what's wrong, but sometimes we go against our knowledge.
“Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself”. Is the problem of today’s society lack of self-respect because many people find themselves unsuccessful? Joan Didion describes self-respect as something that people want, but often find they cannot maintain. It is hard in a world full of “perfect people” to love oneself fully, however we cannot all expect to have the innocence of a child when it comes to determining what is “perfect”. Self-respect should be a discipline instilled on generations when they were born, so that as they grew older they could learn to love themselves fully.
Harper Lee shows slight signs of the loss of innocence as she gets older and tries to understand things. As Scout loses this innocence, she won’t get it back. An example of her loss would be when she thinks to herself, “As Atticus once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it…” (Lee 48). This metaphor showed the reader her slight maturing as she starts to understand how others feel.
because that is inaccurate it will affect them now and as they transition into adults. Body Participation trophies seem like a great motivator at first, but it will start to wear off. Kids are smart and later as the season goes on, children start to care less about trying because they know they will be rewarded anyways. Not only do they underachieve, but their passion, competition, and desire for victory is lost because, why bother if everyone a trophy?
I believe-Atticus I believe in the righteousness of forever peace even in wrong, law is a side effect of purity as long as honesty and fairness is in play to lead to the fulfilling future. My children are growing older and I hope that they are getting the right guidance to change the way people see things, as others see a light that is dimmed by their own bias beliefs towards other. Especially since their mother die, but Aunt Alexandra has been a big help, most of the time... When she is not making the decisions for my children and the people who work for me, without me. They have learned a lot in their young adolescent life so far and will continue to learn just as long as i’m here to do so, I just hope others don’t change the way they feel,
And if that is not enough proof she even states in the entry that “The period is over” which means that there has been less fighting and less negativity in her relationship with her mom. If you want to rekindle a relationship, you have to improve in something and Anne improved by learning what breaks her mom and learning not to do those things. This means that Anne has become wiser, and
It’s easy to be able to ignore somebody’s feelings, but it is difficult to step up and share the feelings of another. Empathy is the idea of doing just that and understanding one’s feelings. Harper Lee symbolizes empathy in many different ways throughout her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In Lee’s novel, many characters are affected by the theme of empathy, but the characters that experience it the most are Jem when he tells Scout not to harm the insect, Scout when she shows affection for Mrs. Dubose, and Tom when he shows affection for Mayella even when she accuses him of rape. The person that it was hardest for was Tom Robinson judging that he is a negro man.