Because of Dee’s new persona, Wangero, was not accepted by her family, this caused her to become angered and defensive. Mama and Maggie do not like this new Wangero person. Since Dee family is not reacting well to the new her, this could be bad news for her mental health. Oswalt says that the way your parents and family react to the new you can affect the outcome of an identity crisis. Usually, if the parents become angered or react negatively to the final result of the crisis them it will output a worse result than if they would have been more calm and supportive (Oswalt).
As they were walking past Mrs. Dubose’s house, she accused them of making trouble and disapproved of Scout’s wardrobe by bellowing and saying“...‘And you—’ she pointed an arthritic finger at [her]—’what are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady!’ ” (Lee, 135). As far as the reader is aware of, Scout’s usual wardrobe consists of overalls and she is not a big fan of dresses, another indicator that she despises acting ladylike. Like Mrs. Dubose, Aunt Alexandra disapproves of Scout’s attire and is constantly telling her to change the way she is so she can act more like a girl and less than a boy. This is another situation from the book where someone is treated unequally from the others simply because of her gender and because of the way she decided to act.
Imagine a world where secrets cannot be told. People would be punished if they told a secret. That wasn 't really true; telling secrets was actually a helpful concept, and there were reasons why people should tell secrets. The book "The Bloody Souvenir" by Jack Gantos portrays a story about a boy who did not like to tell the truth and didn 't learn that critical situations are best told immediately at the end. The short story "Too many Tamales" by Gary Soto describes the story of a girl who wants to wear her mom 's ring but thinks that it got dropped into the tamales, but her mom actually wore it the whole time.
Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffer in a similar fate. He was always crying because now, when he can not be generous to people. That way he can rest in peace.
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.
Often times when women report sexual harassment at work people usually do not believe them so they get fired for what people think considered lying or dramatic. Sexual harassment remains any sexual advance that makes someone feel uncomfortable, and with this act most people do not come forward. (Compound) Women usually do not report sexual harassment, instead "women just take another job” (Gretchen Carlson 8:09). Women would rather quit their job and find a new one, rather than deal with the process of openly confronting the person who sexually harassed them. Women fear they will expose themselves to judgment and other opinions of them and may lose their job anyway, as possibly no one will believe them, and fear they would then get fired for making false
She also realized that ‘people hated’ girls because they always assumed things because they did not have the capacity to understand the problems that were happening in the world. This force Scout to separate from the rest of girls because she didn't wanted to seem weak, instead she wanted to have freedom and independence and the only way she could do it was by acting and pretending to be like ‘a boy’. Scout adapts to the social norms that rule her behavior as a girl, realizing she will have
She was outraged and insisted on tagging along, even after Jo said no. Meg and Jo eventually told her that she cannot go with them because Laurie had invited them only. Another example is when Amy gave the whole class pickled limes but not Jenny. Although Jenny was somewhat rude to Amy, Amy should've been nicer and showed Jenny that she was the better person. Due to Amy’s stubbornness, Jenny told on Amy and the teacher punished her at school (Alcott 72).
All of these are against the decorum of that time. A woman in that period is supposed to know what to say in front of the people and also she need to have abilities such as playing piano to ‘promote’ herself. Also women need to get married as soon as they can, and they got married only for financial stability. Elizabeth, on the other hand, did not play piano beautifully, she speaks up her opinion in front of many people and she refuses to marry only for money. This is different than Lady Catherine who maintains the importance of decorum and the power of social class.
In the book To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper lee, Aunt Alexandria visits the finch’s house for a while. In her visit Aunt Alexandra feels like Atticus isn’t racing his children properly and because of this Aunt Alexandria pursues Scout to be more lady like since she’s a girl even though scout disagrees. “I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could possibly do nothing in a dress, she said I shouldn’t be doing things that required pants. Aunt Alexandria’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets and wearing Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore I should be a ray of sunshine in my fathers lonely life.”pg,Lee This shows that Scout doesn’t want to be a stereotypical girl, but Aunt Alexandria is pursuing her to be more lady-like just because of her gender . To this day people still stereotype females.