Scout’s Identity To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the time period was around 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. The view of the book is through a young girl named Scout. She lives in the small Southern town called Maycomb County, Alabama. With her family, Atticus, her father and her brother, Jem. Her mother died when she was 2 years old, from a heart attack.
“Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119, 3). The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about a girl named Scout Finch, that tells her unforgettable childhood through her eyes in a little town during the 1930’s located in Alabama. She faces different lessons and hardships that will eventually help her come of age. One of the experiences that she faces is, sometimes friendships come from unexpected places like social classes, ages, and different appearances.
We are born ignorant, with no knowledge, for a reason. We need to earn it; we need to experience it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel based around a 6 year-old girl named Scout. It takes place in the 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. In the book, Scout turns from an inexperienced child to a mature young lady.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is an abundance of discrimination against race as well as social and gender discrimination. The main character Scout is judged for being a tomboy, while Walter is discriminated for being a part of the “Lower class” in Maycomb. In general, any type of discrimination can cause alienation, anger and hurt. No one should be valued by their race, salary,gender or education. Even though Walter is not a key player in the the novel, his character still faces discrimination,he is discriminated against because of his family's social class.
In my opinion, Calpurnia is a much better mother figure that Aunt Alexandra. Calpurnia shows the children love and compassion throughout their lives. She takes care of them, cooking for them and teaching them to read. When Jem starts to grow up and mature, he begins to push Scout away. Calpurnia took Scout to the kitchen with her and bonds with her.
The first development in Scout I have concluded is her perception of Boo Radley, at the start of the book, Scout would hear neighborhood myths about Boo Radley eating squirrels, his physical features, and him being a legendary monster. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time (Lee 16). As the story progressed so did Scout maturity. Scout no longer have fears about Boo Radley, but only curiosity, she starts to develop an understanding that the trinkets found in the knot-hole of the Radley’s tree was a gesture of friendship, and soon starts to realize that Boo is not a monster after he puts a blanket over Scout during when Mrs. Maudie house is burning down. Near the end of the novel, it turns out that Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell, and for the first time she sees Boo Radley in the
One of scout’s most noble trait is that she is fearless and there are many examples to prove so. Firstly Scout stands up to people bigger than her. She stood up to Miss Caroline Fisher to defend Walter Cunningham. Another reason is that she is not afraid of getting in trouble. Without thinking of getting in trouble Scout eats the gum from the knothole.
Children go to school to gain knowledge, but life can give children the most important education. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem, and Scout are two growing children navigating life in the 1930’s in racist Alabama. They see racism throughout their town and have to navigate how they want to live their lives or follow their town. In their own school, they see racist people, and they often question what they hear, see, and learn.
A person does not truly understand someone until walking in their shoes. Scout learns this with various people. Boo Bradley was the first person that Scout put herself in someone elses perspective. Boo Bradley stays indoors at all times. Scout realized he did that because many people were afraid that he would hurt them.
Scout is the main character of the story because she is the narrator of the story. Her original name is Jean Louise Finch but people have gave her the nickname Scout. In the beginning of the story Scout is almost six years old. She is not like most of the other girls because she does not like to dress in dresses and she doesn’t like to use a lot of ladylike manners. Many people make fun of her for being this way and make her feel bad about herself because she acts like a tomboy.
“All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for ‘STOP’” (Google). The adults in TKAM represent different life lessons, such as knowledge and equality.