One day in Maycomb Scout was judging Walter Cunningham for the way he was eating and Calpurnia said “ There's some folks who don't eat like us but you ain't called on to contradict ‘em at the table. That boys yo comp'ny and if he wants to eat the tablecloth you let em you hear” (page:32). Therefor Scout learns from Calpurnia how to grow up. Calpurnia gives scout a surprise after she has been good for a while. “Shut your eyes and close your mouth and I'll give you a surprise”(Page:38). Therefor that teaches Scout hat if you be kind and nice you will be rewarded. Finally this shows that Calpurnia taught Scout to be a young
She learns how to appreciate people’s point of view. Scout learns this when talking to Miss Caroline. She tries to explain the history, traditions, and daily life of Maycomb but Miss Caroline simply just doesn’t understand it. After Scout tells Atticus about her day at school, he tells her, “You can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” - page 85-87 Scout looks up to Atticus and takes his statement to
Oftentimes, Scout is confused as to why someone would treat her or anyone differently because of their gender, age, or skin color. For example, on Scout’s first day of school, she tells her teacher, Ms.Caroline, that she can read. Ms.Caroline is not happy about that, and tells Scout to stop reading. Scout is angry at Ms. Caroline, and says to Jem, “...that damn lady says Atticus been teaching me to read and for him to stop it…”(Lee 23). This shows how Scout is angry that Ms. Caroline is trying to change how she learns. Scout believes teachers should teach students at their level, even if it is more advanced then the teacher assumed a student would be. Also, Scout believes she should be free to learn at a faster pace and not be held back. Scout is confronted by Cecil Jacobs, who insults Atticus, at her school. Scout is confused by his actions, but rises to defend Atticus anyway. Scout yells at Cecil, “You can just take that back, boy!”(99) when Cecil slanders Atticus for his part in the Tom Robinson case. After Atticus explains to Scout why he was being called out, Scout is puzzled. She wants to know why people are angry just because Atticus is doing his job and defending his client. Furthermore, Scout is angry that anyone would insult her father for just doing his job and providing fair trial to everyone including blacks. Scout is always willing to defend herself and others
“Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (ch. 31 p. 308). This explains the reader the complete development of Scout. Towards the end of the book she expresses her feelings like an adult, broadening the narration explaining the readers in a more descriptive manner. In the end of the book Scout is fully developed explaining the critical parts, making the reader think about them more carefully and in many possible and sensible
First of all, one of the life lesson Scout learns is that everyone should be treated equally. One way she learns this lesson is from Calpurnia, who has taken on the role of Scout and Jem’s mother figure. When Walter Cunningham comes over for lunch Scout criticizes him very rudely. Calpurnia takes Scout into the kitchen and scolds her. Calpurnia tells Scout that just because Walter is lower it doesn’t mean you can treat
To begin with, the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, used point of view to show how the many social divisions in the world are irrational and destructive. Scout; a first grade student at the time, was telling the story from her point of view and what had occurred from her childhood perspective. She didn 't fully understand what was going on therefore can 't comprehend the miscarriages of justice. As she can 't fully compose adult commentary, the novel was shown in innocence. One advantage of reading this novel from Scout 's point of view is when she experiences something for the first time, so does the reader. Such as when she goes to Cal 's church and experiences the bitterness some black members have towards white members in
She realizes that even school itself is not teaching the fair and right ideas. The true main teacher in To Kill A Mockingbird was Scout and Jem’s experiences. Real life experience is the greatest teaching tool Scout and Jem have. At its core, To Kill A Mockingbird is a coming of age story, and Scout and Jem mature in both age and their values. They have learned how to view things from other people’s perspective, equality, and the flawed education system. So in
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.
The first life lesson that Scout encounters is not to judge someone until one really knows them. In this novel the first person that starts to teach Scout a lesson is Atticus,
“Nobody actually wants to grow up. We just want the freedom to use our youths.”-Unknown. This quote represents Scouts character. How she wants to understand the world yet she doesn’t want to grow up. Scout is learning how the world is THESIS
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.
Scout learns a major lesson about empathy towards others when she invites Walter Cunningham, a boy she goes to school with, over to her house. Scout does not realize that she is disrespectful to him when she makes mean comments. Scout learns a lesson when Calpurnia yells, “Don’t matter who they are, anybody who sets foot in this house’s yo’ comp’ny.” after Scout embarrassed Walter by saying he has bad manners (Lee 33). Scout learned that she should always respect others. She was embarrassed by what she said because she realized it was wrong. Scout is surrounded by people in her town who are judgemental, and she
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.
Throughout the novel, Scout indicates change and maturity in her actions. She learns from Atticus to understand a person by considering their perspective. Furthermore, first day of school starts and Scout is already in trouble because she can read. Later that evening, Scout tells Atticus she is sick and cannot continue school anymore. He tells her that she is going and Scout tells him about the bad day and school. “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider from his point of view—” (Lee, 30). After Atticus tells her this, she considers Miss Caroline’s point of view. She realizes that it was an honest mistake and that she is incapable of learning Maycomb’s ways in a day. Scout applies the skill Atticus
In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee presents a large social atmosphere that includes many different cultures and extremes. The story takes place in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. This novel illustrates how the southerners perceived different ideas about each other and social norms. It is told through the eyes of a young girl, Scout Finch, as she is growing up and becoming influenced by societal attitudes. Throughout the course of this book Scout learns many lessons including: how a society functions, why there is conflict between different cultures, and what makes cultures different from each other. Harper Lee utilizes functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism to convey how