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.
Ellen and Scout both are different than others because they have a unique sense of style. Ellen states“‘I decided this was not going to be something that I was going to live the rest of my life being ashamed of”’ (Weaver, Hilary). The social norm where Ellen lives is that the girls tend to wear dresses or jeans and blouses, but Ellen likes to wear blazers and khakis. With her choosing to dress likes these people don’t always think that it's okay. This is a quote of Ellen choosing to be her despite all of the people who don’t like it and that she doesn't care what they think and she is just going to live her life the best she can and however she wants.
Also, less pay because I’m a woman sounds unfair also. I’m glad that women had the courage to fight for their rights and prove that they deserve to be treated equally as men.Female inmates endure many obstacles and just as much stress as men. Women have hormone and changes with their bodies that they must tackle quite often. It is not uncommon for a woman to become pregnant in prison or enter the prison system expecting a child. Pregnant inmates still must adhere to rules and proper protocol within the jail.
To Scout, she is just another human being. Scout judged her from her personality and bases her perceptions of Calpurnia solely on that. She may be young, however, it is Scout’s lack of experience of the concept of race and racism that makes her uneducated in this whole topic. Scout can
Hulga fits all of those categories in a way, she had a limp because she did not have a leg, she was not physically ugly, but the way she thought of herself was, and she was undesirable because she did not take care of herself properly. “One of her major triumphs was that her mother had not been able to turn her dust into Joy…” (O 'Connor 484), this could mean that with name decision Hulga had made her mother could not turn it into something positive, because once something is dust you can not turn it back into its original form. Hulga’s name change symbolized that she was not the same girl she once was or she would be. In addition, the author inserts Vulcans name to compare him to Hulga’s
David goes on about how life replays and we find it to be dull sometimes. As well as in certain periods in our lives we tend to feel dissatisfactory for our self and get irritated at every little thing and everyone around us. He clears up how simple it is to allow stuff to concern us. The tricky issue is to vision it in a simple way. David wants us to place our judgements into other people's heads to get to the idea of why people do certain things.
The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, uses figurative language to help spark the reader's attention and to try and indulge the reader into the novel. One demonstration of how the author Harper Lee exercises figurative language in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Walter Cunningham is being introduced, “Walter looked as if he had been raised on fish food: his eyes,... were red-rimmed and watery” (25). The metaphoric example portrays Walter’s physical appearance to that of someone having a poor diet producing a visualization of Walter in the reader’s mind. Figurative language can also be used to emphasize humor in a novel. “Some tinfoil was sticking in a knot-hole just above eye level, winking at me in the afternoon sun” (37), hints at some amusement
The absence of women on the streets demonstrates that they too are abiding by norms because they’re leaving the heavy-lifting for the men to do. The Tina character that Ella and Rana meet on their errands is an example of gender defiance because she is a transsexual woman. Her ambiguity makes her disobedient to the norms of the community. Despite society’s rules, she is content and
For example, sweatpants are not against dress code but they don’t show professionalism. They are also just students and should be able to live the child life as long as they can. These reasons are why dress codes should be banned. There should be no school dress code because it limits the freedom of expression, targets girls, and they are hard to enforce. Girls should not have to follow extra rules because boys can't control themselves around girls.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.
Yet the focus on individual deficiencies and responsibilisation does not encourage offenders to gain a sense of belonging or motivation to change; on the contrary, it positively discourages it” (Barry 353). Piper wanted to find a sense of self-identity being that she’s new to the jail. She wanted to be unique instead of eating food that she knew wasn’t good for her. Most people find themselves in this position when they are in jail. Therefore, this experience exemplifies rational choice theory because Piper’s comment caused Red to commit the “crime” of starving her.
When asked by Scout why women cannot serve on juries, Atticus’s guess is that “‘it’s to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom’s. Besides,’ Atticus grinned, ‘I doubt if we’d ever get a complete case tried– the ladies’d be interrupting to ask questions’” (252). Atticus’s word choice displays exactly what he thinks women are, “frail”, meaning weak and delicate. In Atticus’s mind, these women are so weak that they cannot handle one “sordid” case. Atticus believes that women’s roles are not to be in the courthouse, because if they were, they would “be interrupting to ask questions.” The belief the reader can draw from the previous statement is that Atticus thinks women to not be intelligent or capable enough to understand complex scenarios.
others still follow and have the same vices. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel that has influenced many minds by the pages that contain a lesson filled story. It is about two young children who experience many unfortunate events in which occurs in every other person’s lives today. There are multiple characters in this story that are known to be “mockingbirds” due to their sense of purity. To kill a mockingbird is to abolish its innocence.
The reasoning behind this was because Atticus believed Scout needed a female figure to look up to, other than Calpurnia. When Scout discusses bringing Walter-a Cunningham-home for dinner, Aunt Alexandra immediately disregards the idea. Aunt Alexandra bluntly says the Cunningham’s are not people who the Finch’s wish to associate with. Although she is doing her best to help Scout understand social ranking she adds that Scout should always be nice and gracious to everyone, although “...you don’t have to invite him home” (9; ch 217). It is clear that Aunt Alexandra’s opinion of the Cunningham’s is dissatisfactory as opposed to her expectations of her family name.
Overall, even though Scout and Skeeter’s moral beliefs contradict what other people think, they are not afraid to stand up and speak their minds. Both Scout and Skeeter are faced with discrimination against themselves and other people in their communities. Also both Scout and Skeeter have different views than the people around them. Skeeter is different from Scout because she has more control of her actions, as Scout is just a small girl and learning the right and wrong ways to handle things. Scout is faced with being on Tom Robinson’s side or the side of the rest of the town.