They start off with a lot of innocence and some knowledge of the outside world, but as these events occur in Maycomb County, both Jem and Scout become more and more aware. Through these examples, Harper Lee shows that it is required for a child to lose their innocence when going through life, as it is part of their development as a
Kingsolver exposes to us that people continue changing and truth is the greater part of it is from the gang. 11. In "Somebody’s Baby " Kingsolver escapes to the thought of youngsters being prized belonging that must be taught in the right way.
In conclusion, Melinda is frightened, brave, and lonely as shown in her actions. She might have done the right thing to call the cops and to stand up to Andy, but without any support from friends and family, it must have been hard for her to do. The quote in the first paragraph explains when you are frightened you know that you are going to do something courageous. Melinda might have been scared to fight against Andy, yet it paid off when she helped the other girls in her school and protected
This generation can find unity in each other by recognizing our different but similar adversities, and helping one another reach a better world. Unlike some women in the past, we can use each other to build on our accomplishments cumulatively instead of tearing others down to benefit personally. In such a patriarchal world, women definitely need to work harder to attain their goals; although, to climb the ladder of power, some ladies step on their fellow female peers on the way up, and justify this by the male’s dominant role in
Many children have adults in their lives who influence the way they turn out in the future. These people can affect the children in negative or positive ways. Scout learns the importance of respect from Calpurnia, the ways of the world, how to live life to the fullest, and walking in someone else’s shoes to understand them throughout the entirety of To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee truly portrays Scout ’s coming of age by using the character’s Calpurnia, Miss Maudie, and Atticus as very important role models in Scout’s life.
Holden Caulfield teaches readers to not grow up too fast, embrace childhood. Sara Louise Bradshaw teaches readers that self-acceptance and separation is a crucial characteristic of life. Mattie Ross shows us that even though loss is hard, revenge might not be everything to coup better. Finally, Jerry Renault shows us that disturbing the universe and fighting for your right might be the justified thing to do but it comes with consequences. Just like in real life all of these messages are important to consider and many people will face when growing up and developing their own
Readers can also connect to Matched because it is about a teen girl trying to figure out what to do in this world and who she wants to love. It tells of her struggles and what she does to get over them and about defying all the rules and leaving her family along the way. She loses many friends and loved ones and i think this is why teens relate to it so much. As one can see, dystopian books relate to young readers a lot more than other books and this is why they are so
This blossoming of maturity represents Janie’s strength to move on, even if it means going against her own Nanny. After all Nanny did for Janie out of her own love, it couldn’t please Janie as she grew older and became more independent. It broke Nanny’s heart to see her grandchild’s rebellious attitude, but it is ultimately Janie’s own willpower to pull away from Nanny’s constructs that guided her journey to love and contentment. At a young age, she became
Through her attempts she replaces her daughter’s heart with ice and breaks young men’s hearts. In Dickens’ bildungsroman Great Expectations, Pip and Miss Havisham’s morally ambiguous characterization helps develop the theme, that one needs to learn to be resilient. The internal struggles that Pip experiences through the novel, reveal his displeasure to his settings and
Courage Through Characters “... Real courage… It’s when you know you’re lcked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” These are the wise words of a character named Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. This novel by Harper Lee is about two children that have to experience the real world at a young age, during a troubling time in history. These children are exposed to racism and prejudiceness and are forced to grow up, seeing that people are not as they seem.
Again, this shows her maturing. Both of the quotes lead into the final example. “I realize that you can get through rough times” (196). This piece of evidence is probably the most powerful example yet. Jolly has gone through times people can’t even imagine.
When one grows up, it is inevitable they will lose their innocence. Seeing the world through rose colored glasses can only take one so far, and eventually they will have to open their eyes to real issues in their lives. While this happens at different ages for everyone, Atticus in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee believes that his kids should not be sheltered from the real world. As Scout and Jem, Atticus’ children, grow up, especially in a time where Maycomb is so segregated, Atticus teaches his kids real life lessons and to not become like the rest of their town; racist and judgemental. This comes with a cost, however, as the kids “grow up” at an expedited rate.
As one can see, attempting new tasks helps one grow because it provides one with learning experiances on how to better handle new situations in the future. First and foremost, trying to do something beyond what one has mastered helps one grow because it pushes one to do better. Many times, the tasks that one has not mastered are more difficult. This increased difficulty requires harder work and more motivation.
Self-discovery is essential to a prosperous life. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie, the main character, discovers who she is through her relationships. Janie learns from each of her experiences, but the most significant are her husbands: Logan, Jody, and Tea Cake. Each of these people attempt to control her thoughts and actions, but Janie rebels against them. Janie stands up for what she believes in, and through these confrontations, she better understands herself.
In the book Lies I Told, Grace Fontaine questions why she makes the actions that she does in her life. She steals from people for one reason only, and that is to stay with a family who loves her. Meanwhile, after each assignment she convinces herself that she is a normal child. She could not make herself believe that she was a thief. Grace explains her feelings towards her past to her brother.