This is evident when Miss Caroline looked at Scout “with more than faint distaste.” after she reveals to Miss Caroline her capability to read and write. The noun phrase, faint distaste, shows that Miss Caroline is pull out by Scout’s knowledge, as she preserve that grade one students were not suppose to know how to read and write. From what she expected, we can deduce that Miss Caroline’s teaching method is impersonal, and does not suit the needs of the students in Maycomb’s society. With her incapability to differentiate for different abilities, Scout will not be challenged academically and learning is lost. Lee reinforces the failure of Maycomb’s education system once again through students in grade one, who were not expected to contribute and participate during class.
They show that they do not care and do not give him the attention he pleads for. The fact relates to Lorraine in the way that her mom, Mrs. Jensen, is constantly nagging and making nasty comments to her such as “Lose weight,” “Look prettier,” “Be perfect,” etc. etc. This makes her feel horrible about herself. John, Lorraine, and many other teens feel unwanted, lonely, and depressed.
Can a fictional novel be a symbolic representation of the horrors of real life society? In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch is a little girl in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama who is telling her adventurous story from when she was a child. The novel takes place in the 1930’s in a town where everybody knows everybody and has deep rooted Southern values. Throughout the story, Scout, her brother Jem, and their best friend Dill grow up and deal with everything that is thrown at them. They soon have bigger problems than rude teachers or peculiar neighbors when Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus, takes a case defending a black man accused of rape.
Morals and values often control one’s choices, and sometimes these decisions affect someone’s entire life. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a prime example of the importance of morals. During the 1930s in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, a non-racist, white lawyer, Atticus Finch, passes on his beliefs to his children, and they use his teachings to overcome challenges in their life. Atticus’s children’s, Jem and Scout, first encounter with an obstacle is when Atticus is tasked with defending an African American in court against a racist man named Bob Ewell that falsely accuses him of raping his daughter. As a result, members of their community, specifically an elderly woman named Mrs. Dubose, become angry at Atticus, and Bob Ewell even tries to murder Atticus’s children.
Scout, the narrator, is a young girl whose family is experiencing the Depression and segregation. Her father, Atticus (a lawyer), is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, from accusations of raping a young woman. The “Rwandan Genocide” is an informational text written to explain what happened
Restoration of Hope Imagine you were a black man living in the 20th century, and you were accused of raping a white girl. Because she is white and you are black, you are declared guilty and given the death penalty. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, a man of color named Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white girl. Atticus, the father of the main character Scout and her brother Jem, is selected to defend Tom from the death penalty and a crime he didn’t commit. Scout retells their story and eventually Tom’s death.
Leah Zanin Literature 8A 3/8/18 Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Grand Central, 1982 To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It is about Scout, a six year old girl, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930’s. The book talks about how Scout learns about racism and the importance of being accepting of all people.
Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41). Atticus believes that attending school building an educated person who based their morals on information.
In the beginning of the book no one accepts melody. When Mrs. Billups refers to her and the other kids with disabilities as “these children”. “These children need constant review because they don’t retain information like the rest of us” (page 56). This shows how they don’t really accept them. Also melody is one of the smartest characters in the book and because Mrs. Billups chooses not to acknowledge that show she doesn't accept her.
Have you ever come home from a long day working at school just to get yelled at by your parents because you forgot to turn in an assignment, or you got a bad grade on a paper? This happens to kids all over the world. Which brings up the argument do grades really matter? A lot of people say no they don't matter but then you have a lot of other people who say that they do matter, so do they really matter? An article from education.good.is says “Teachers need to foster an environment that allows kids to think, allows them to ask the questions that matter to them, and allows them to feel comfortable pursuing answers, says Lythcott-Haims.