Throughout the book Lee portrays the theme by using the character Boo Radley. In the first chapter Scout and her brother describe Boo as a malevolent and hideous person who eats animals raw. All throughout the majority of the book Scout never actually sees Boo Radley and because of this she places judgment and false accusations on him. Although at the very end of the novel Scout does meet Boo Radley in person, and she is standing on the porch of the Radley place when she starts to come to a realization. She says “Atticus was right.
The time Walter Cunningham’s comes home to eat dinner with Scout and Jem. Scout comments on Walter pouring syrup all over his food and Calpurnia scolds her for it. “Atticus shook his head at me again. But he’s gone and drowned his dinner with syrup, I protested. He’s poured it all over---It was then that Calpurnia requested my presence in the kitchen.”
Numerous situations help Scout and Jem “come of age” that help them see the racism, immorality, and inequality in their community. In a child’s mind, racism may not be clear to the eye at first. Throughout the novel Scout and Jem encounter situations of witnessing racism from the people
(Lee, Chapter 19) Telling the audience that Mayella did not have an advantage of being white at the time. During Mayella’s time with her father, Tom Robinson, the accused rapist, said Mayella had kissed him, and upon doing so, Bob Ewell says “you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.” (Lee, Chapter 19) Showing any sexual interaction or contact with black people was highly frowned upon and that Bob Ewell is
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
(P.134) When the mother attempts to learn some English, he doesn’t support her, he shows his dominance by telling her "its best if I take care of the English" and "the average women cant speak English". (Page 129) He also does not let her out of the house, Mami is very bored and depressed, she cleaned everything about 10 times and made elaborate lunches for the family on page 127. She begged the father for some company and for him to bring friends over because she needed to talk to someone new. He replied with "None of you are ready for guests".
As a matter of fact Scout came to blows with Cunningham for retaliation but Jem stopped her. Jem invited Cunningham to his house to have lunch, when Cunningham wanted to have more syrup, Scout started to
As a black boy Tengo is unable to go to school since its costly and he lives on a seclusive farm, although his mother teaches him to read and he receives books from his aunt's boss. One day he comes into the main house and hears Sissie, the master’s niece, reading. Sissie reads without stopping, stumbling, guiding her finger, or needing help from her parents. Tengo suddenly felt “very bad, as if he had tasted something bitter,” knowing that Sissie’s much younger than him, but can read considerably better (39).
This statement explored when Walter Cunningham comes over for dinner with the Finches. When presented with his food, he askes for some molasses and promptly covers the entirety of his dinner in syrup. Scout is shocked by this and protests. Atticus tries to prompt her to stop but she goes on to say “But he’s gone and drowned his dinner in
Atticus is a very complex character in To Kill A Mockingbird. There are two main reasons to dignify him from other people in Maycomb. Atticus is a very calm man especially in a intense situation. Two ways to prove that he’s calm is, Atticus is a good father, and Atticus is a good person. To make Atticus a good father he helps Scout with her problems at school and throughout her life.
Commonly, everyone thinks that the age that kids start to show personality traits that corresponds with an adult is between 14-20. Growing up and becoming an adult is a hard thing to do, but it is also one of the hardest things in life. Many authors use this concept as a main idea in their novels. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author expresses the responsibilities of being an adult and maturity, by the way the main characters develop throughout the story. Many kids today deal with the same problems that Scout and Jem do.