Scout narrated, “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (45). Basically, Jem is saying that Scout and him are no longer acting the same. Jem is insisting that if Scout asks like a girl, he will not play with her. In my opinion, this is childish of Jem to say. Throughout adolescence, there is a time when boys begin to enjoy different things than girls and vice versa.
Alisha Anderson Ms. Norman Honors English 9 21 September 2017 In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee implies that people create racism by becoming fearful of change and having the need to be more powerful than someone else; as a result, the privileged use their power to tyrannize people of another skin color because they are frightened that someone different might be treated equally. This trend can sometimes be broken by people who think it is morally incorrect to treat anyone disrespectfully just because they are different. While humans should be equal, fear of differences and the desire for advantages in life compels people in the majority to treat the minority maliciously and unfairly. When Scout looked around at the mob wanting to lynch Tom Robinson she saw that “the men were dressed..in overalls and denim shirts buttoned up to the collar” (Lee 153). Through Harper Lee’s use of imagery she reveals that the clothing is very important to display discrimination and that the people in the majority of society dress the same way, and the people who dress different and look different are not welcome into the society and are treated differently.This shows that the people who are in the larger number of community can and will treat people unalike to them differently just because they look unsimilar, meaning that in a population, what you wear decides what group you get placed in.
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
Finch instills the importance of getting an education to Scout. Towards the beginning of the book Scout gets into an argument at school causing her not to want to return to school. Atticus hear of this and informs Scout “You Miss Scout Finch, are of common folk. You must obey the law.” (Lee 40). 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.
In the book “Cut” by Cathy Glass a 13 year old girl is not getting the love and desired attention she needs. I think that the people in a child's life impact them the most in growing up and making them an adult. Parents should help to shape who you become and how you view life. They shouldn't just leave to better themselves. I feel really bad for Dawn it's really sad whats shes going through and what she does because of how her mother raised her and how she treats her, It's really unfair to Dawn.
Later, she and Jem try to reason why people are racist, and while Jem tries to categorize people and make logic of the situation, Scout professes that she “think[s] there’s just one kind of folks. Folks” (304). Not only does this demonstrate she does not believe in the division of people by class, but it also shows a perspective that no other character could give, because of Scout’s unique
When Dill and Jem come up with the idea to walk to the Radley house and look through the window, Scout declares that she thinks it is a bad idea and she begins questioning them. In Jem’s opinion, she is acting like a girl because if she were to act like a boy, then she would be brave enough to go to the Radley house. Ever since a young age, Scout has been brought up around her brother Jem which causes her to become more like a “tomboy”. She feels pressure to act more masculine to avoid getting poked fun at by Jem. Scout is not only made fun of by her brother, but she is also made fun of by Aunt Alexandra’s missionary ladies.
One day, she finally realizes that she cannot treat others that way. Realizing this begins to show that she is maturing. After fighting on the playground at school Scout says, “I was far too old and too big for such childish things” (Lee 99). After this, Scout did not fight anymore. If other characters
When Marjane was an adolescent, she will do these sort of things because she do not want people to treat herself like a kid. She want people to treat her seriously like she is an adult. She will think why can you adults do things that you want to but she can’t? Then the adults will just say because you’re still under eighteen and you’re not mature enough. Even though sometimes adults are more childish than children.
There are similarities between the characters with discrimination because they both face racial and gender inequalities also. The differences are in the way they react. Skeeter acts in an angry manner and Scout reacts more confused and doesn’t really understand it. Skeeter acts differently than Scout because she is much older and can comprehend what is going on around her unlike Scout who 's a little girl. The situations are different because, if Skeeter was in Scout’s shoes and had to see Tom lose even though he clearly should have won, she would have been really mad because she is not a fan of the whole racist thing that’s going on.
Even the Littlest Things Make a Difference Someone once said, “Judging a person doesn 't define who they are... it defines who you are”. Scout, the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Skeeter the main character of The Help, do not believe in judging other people until they really know that person. Scout is not a typical girl like her aunt wants her to be. Scout stands up for her family such as Atticus. Along with Scout, Skeeter also faces gender discrimination and is against it as well.
Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a coming of age story where many life lessons are learned such as looking at things from other peoples perspective. In the beginning of the story, Scout is only able to see people from her point of view. Throughout the rest of the story, Atticus helps Scout grow from a young child to become more mature, from experience if not in age. When Scout has trouble with her new teacher Mrs. Caroline, Atticus suggests that she should look at things from other peoples perspective in order to better get along with them. Scout didn 't understand when Mrs. Caroline said, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore.
Calpurnia also calls him “Mister Jem.” and treats him more like an adult. Scout is upset that her brother pushes her away and won’t play with her anymore. She asks questions about his strange behavior and doesn’t get why he acts like he does. She will go through these changes when she is older but since she is still so young, it’s hard to understand his
What some people do not realize is that when you label somebody, you may not think that it affects them, but deep down it could really hurt them. People tend to take everything personally and when someone gets labeled negatively, that could lead to a low self-esteem, low self respect and maybe even suicide. Labels are more intense today than they were in the past years. Throughout high school teenagers are labeled within five categories: jocks, prom queen, geek, loner, and “friendly”. Some people do not like their label and hope that when they leave high school that their label will disappear, but then there are other people that do not want to leave their label behind.