According to them, his choice to represent Tom causes unnecessary hardship for Jem and Scout, such as the harassment they face in school and from their cousin Francis. However, when Scout comes home from school following one of these confrontations, he advises her to fight with her head, not her fists, and not to let the other children get her down. The very next day, when she backs down from a fight, she says “I can take being called a coward for him. I felt extremely noble for having remembered” (Lee 102). This quote shows that Scout is not, in fact, deeply hurt by her father’s choices and is actually proud of him.
This shows that no matter what anyone says, Atticus will let Scout be who she wants to be. Another time is when Scout first starts to go to school, her teacher notices that Scout already knows how to read. The teacher then says that she can not read anymore. Scout complains about this to her father and says she does not want to go to school anymore. Atticus compromises, “If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night”(41).
First, Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them things to help them learn and understand. He teaches them how to be adults and be respectful. Atticus lets Jem and Scout be children but they know when to act poise. Atticus says "This time we aren't fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home."
He gives them valuable advice, allows them to make their own decisions and use him as a role model for their own lives. Atticus treats his children like responsible adults and lets them do things on their own. This allows the children to create their own ideas and decisions. “Jem condescended to take me to school the first day, a job usually done by one’s parents. (Lee,20)” Atticus lets Jem bring Scout to school so he can show her
Allie Beller Megan Ross English 2 2 October 2017 The “Scout” Essay In To Kill a Mockingbird, children are forced to discover the importance of compassion and tolerance that help shape their maturity as a young adult. Compassion and sympathy are characteristics that Scout gradually learns in order to become more mature. Atticus is a substantial example of compassion in Scout’s life. Once Scout gets home from school, she explains her distress on not wanting to go back to school because of Miss Caroline and reading, so he tells her, "to climb into someone's skin and walk around in it," (Lee 87) to make Scout understand that compassion is based on sympathy. Atticus tries to make Scout see from Miss Caroline’s point of view so Scout is able to
The way he handles his kids is his own business because it works for him. He teaches his kids the right things to do, how to treat people, and to look at everyone the same, and he expects them to do so. Jem and Scout are not perfect; however, they respect their father. On the other hand, Atticus is doing better than his sister, Aunt Alexandra. Francis was a racist, mean, little girl that only cares about her last name.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
When Atticus was going to the courthouse to protect Tom Robinson from the mob his children followed him. Atticus had told them to stay home and not worry about him when he went to the courthouse late at night. Scout, being the independent little girl she was, decided to follow her father with Jem even though Jem did not want to include Scout in something as big as this. When Walter Cunningham tried to hurt Atticus for defending Tom, Scout then steps in and starts talking to Walter and slowly convinced him that what he was doing was wrong. She makes him change his mind by making him remember that he was a father/ husband and he was part of the Maycomb community.
The training makes this situation seem much more real, which causes students to be scared and worried when they come to school because they may think they will be shot. A father of an 8 year old daughter is afraid of telling her that a intruder may come and hurt her at school. He touches on this at a public school meeting when he says, “‘I’m very concerned about what impact it will have on her [his daughter] to be told that there’s a potential that someone might walk through the door and shoot her classroom’” (Blad). Many ask then if this extra anxiety is necessary because “the chance of any student dying in a school-related
Society assures each of us that we have the right to pursue satisfying needs, but this does not guarantee our success. Contrary to Holmes’ belief, bad men are not simply born bad, they are created by the circumstances surrounding their upbringing—for better or for worse! Even the bad man has basic needs and desires—to have security, food, clothing, etc. Because he might have limited skills with which to acquire these legally, he uses what he does have—those skills he has mastered growing up. He learns these by mirroring what he sees at home first, then in his community and school.
Then Atticus said "Try fighting with your head for a change." (lee 101) This example shows that Atticus doesn 't want Scout to get into anymore fights at school; instead he wants her to think about what she is doing first. Whenever Cecil Jacobs called Atticus a name Scout got mad and she was going to beat him up , but she remembered what Atticus said and she calmed down and walked away. More and more she is put to the test every day but she
I can connect to Scout because I too have felt left out or made to feel unimportant by my sibling. In the book we can see Scout is made to believe that she is too young to play with Jem and Dill because he is older thinks he can boss her around. We see this when Jem and Dill start leaving Scout out of their planning in their treehouse. Also, this causes Scout to feel left out enough that she begins to spend more time at Miss Maudie’s house. Another example from the book where we see Jem leaves Scout out is her first day of school when he tells her to not follow him around during school “Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him” (Lee 20).
" 'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now. ' I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." This is a quote by Scout and her teacher Ms. Caroline Fisher on page 23 from the book How To Kill A Mockingbird well they 're in the classroom. Ms. Caroline Fisher has a tone that Scouts ignorant and just needs to be quiet.
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
She also would go to the court case, after her father deliberately told them to not go to town. Another thing she does constantly is not let her brother do things alone. Jem would want to go do things alone, but Scout would say “no, I 'm comin’ with you”. Scout is a vital part of to Kill a Mockingbird not only because she is the point of view, but the book would be boring without her even as a supporting role. She is this prominent because of her personality and assertiveness.