Throughout the novel, Jem learns to be sympathetic to others such as when he realizes that Boo Radley has problems. Scout, Jem, and Dill had made up this amusement game which they used to torment Boo, at the same time atticus discovered out and advised them to be sympathetic towards Boo. Jem and Scout accidently burn down Miss Maudie's house and show sympathy by apologizing to her. Mrs. Maudie told her that Boo Radley was a good kid growing up. Mrs. Maudie tolds scout to show sympathy towards
As we go through the different stages of life, it might not be easy for all of us, especially for Scout and Jem. Scout and Jem are abruptly woken up by the nightmare of reality from their dream of innocence. Throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it documents the moral growth of Jem and Scout as they gain a better understanding of the world. At the start of the book, Jem and Scout are innocent little kids the same as everyone else. Throughout the story, this innocence is being tested by different events for instance; the Tom Robinson Trial.
When Calpurnia is scared she is still able to comfort Scout such as a mother would to her child by saying, “‘Don’t you fret,’ Calpurnia whispered to me, but the roses on her hat trembled indignantly,” (Lee, 158). When it is clear that Calpurnia and Scout have no relation, whatsoever, she still is able to reassure her. She continually proves her solicitude towards Scout by teaching her about what goes on in the world and by caring about her well being, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Calpurnia knows that they would not be connected other than the fact that she works for them and has to watch over them. Nevertheless, Calpurnia goes above and beyond when she decided to take their own needs before her own, by comforting them and not letting them worry about something, when she is clearly worried herself.
Having empathy for others is one of the most important things to do. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is written from the point of view of a young girl named Scout Finch. Scout‘s dad, Atticus Finch teaches Scout and her brother, Jem many lessons in this book, like coming of age, loss of innocence, and most importantly having empathy and compassion for others. Harper Lee uses Atticus in her novel To Kill A Mockingbird to demonstrate to his kids the importance of having empathy for people. First, the lessons about empathy start when the kids start to play a game that mocks the Radley family.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). This passage shows Atticus giving Scout advice that results in her development for the rest of the novel. The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects on his actions and development. His ability to relate to his children is exhibited in his simple principle in ways that Scout can understand (“climb into his skin and walk around in it”). Scout struggles, with many and varying degrees of success, to put Atticus’s advice into practice and to live with sympathy and understanding toward others.
Throughout the story Jem realizes that he shouldn’t judge people until he understands them. Throughout the story Scout,Jem, and Dill learn important life lessons and mature as people as the story goes on. At the beginning of the story Charles Baker Harris known as Dill was a sweet innocent little kid who wanted to do everything on impulse without thinking about the consequences. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Dill learns the harsh reality of real life. He realizes that life is not as fair as it should be after the trial the trial of Tom Robinson and how people accused him of rape because he was black, even though he was clearly innocent and there was no solid evidence to prove him guilty.
First, the children begin to learn the lesson of tolerance, or not being prejudiced, from Calpurnia when they are taken to church. Calpurnia is shouted at by Lula, a woman who is prejudiced against whites, for bringing two white kids, Jem and Scout, to church. Calpurnia teaches them the lesson of tolerance through this example by pointing out what Lula did incorrectly. Next, Calpurnia tells Jem and Scout that “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us” (32). This quote is referencing the way Walter poured syrup all over his meal.
The first theme shown throughout the novel is growing up. One example of growing up is when Scout learns to value even the smallest things in life as soon as her teacher says she can no longer read at night with Atticus. After her first day of school, Scout says to herself, “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love
In Shirley Jackson's story “Charles”, a realistic fiction story. The main character Laurie is starting his first day of kindergarten. Laurie’s parents starts noticing that Laurie is being bad and comes home with stories of this kid named Charles and how bad he is in school. Also Laurie’s mother is worried that kindergarten is too difficult for him. Something that this story teaches its readers is that people can not just assume anything about other people.
Constancia ends up learning of her grandmother’s hardships, and drops the selfish character, saying, “That’s when I’m sent to my room to consider a number I hadn’t thought much about—until today. ” (Ortiz Cofer page 2). Constancia learns to value her grandmother, since she was the driving force that allowed her mother to be sent to America. From this she has transformed into a more understanding teenager, and learns to respect her grandmother because of this. Constancia was a selfish, social-status caring teenager who believes that her grandmother is embarrassing to be around, yet after her experience at the church, she learns to value her grandmother more, and respect her as much as
210). This stage in a child’s life is shown in the episode of Sesame Street because the children are taught that bullying is not right and that there moral standards and behaviors they must meet. Also the textbook and the video clip both discuss empathy and having the ability to understand and respond helpfully to another person’s distress. Empathy develops when a child understands its self as separate from others and it develops self-awareness in the stage of toddlerhood (pg. 210).
For example on page 48 lee says “ Dill if you won 't hush i 'll knock you bowlegged. In other words this is scout talking to her childhood friends. This illustrates that Harper Lee had a childhood friend just like Dill. As one can see this connects back because it shows how harper lee took her childhood and put some of it in the book. In To Kill A mockingbird society shapes scout be helping her see life through other people 's point of views, also be making her more mature.
TKAM Essay A person or event can make an impact on a child or young adolescent in either a positive or a negative way and can teach them a lesson that they can carry with them throughout their lives. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch is given exquisite examples and terrible examples in her modest town. Scout discovers courage and cowardness from the ones who are surrounding her while growing older in Maycomb. (77) Scout Finch receives courage from her peers in her surroundings, mainly from her father Atticus Finch who presents many acts of courage in and outside of the counsel. For example, when Atticus is surrounded by a crowd of riled men because Atticus is upholding Thomas Robinson’s case, Atticus states,
5. Your friend comes to see you because her 5-year-old is becoming increasingly aggressive, and she knows you took a class in developmental psychology. She wants to know how she can reduce or eliminate the problem. Tell her about the 3 ways that are typically used to reduce aggression in children with specific examples of how she might apply these guidelines. First and foremost, in order to reduce or eliminate aggression in children, it is important that they attend a good welcoming daycare that provides a friendly atmosphere and is known for its nurturing environment.
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird and Skeeter from The Help, both face discrimination from different point of views and act differently; the way they react shows their moral beliefs in a strong way. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout Finch reacts toward discrimination with confusion because she’s so young. At the beginning of the book, when Scout goes to first grade on the first day of school, she already knows how to read. Mrs.Caroline,her teacher, is taken