They try to escape but Jem’s arm gets broken and he is unconscious for the rest of the novel. Luckily, they are rescued by Boo Radley and are taken home where Jem gets treated. Bob Ewell figured that attacking Atticus’s children was the next best thing to hurting him, since he was too much of a coward to do it directly. He had a grudge against Atticus for doing a good job of defending a black man, which was unthinkable given the status of black people during that time period. Through this, Scout learns firsthand about hatred. The experience with Bob Ewell also causes her to learn that innocence and youth are no protection against the evils of the world. If Scout were to be exposed to this in the beginning of the book, she wouldn’t have an understanding of what is going on. When she would find out Boo Radley brought her brother home, she would’ve been terrified of him like earlier in the book.
As the book begins, the readers are introduced to Scout, and her knowledge of Maycomb. I noticed how Scout’s narration sounded; she is telling the story as an adult but from a five year old’s point of view during the book, but her narrative included complex words such as “imprudent” (5) and “domiciled” (10), which is unlike what a child would say. Harper Lee uses the unique narration so that Scout would be able to provide background and context to Maycomb, but also so that readers would be able to see how Scout reacted and felt about the events in the book, and how it impacted her life growing up. Scout also used description and imagery as she told the story, which I found intriguing, since children don’t usually care for description and see things simplistically.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee as the novel progresses Scout’s innocence is gradually evaporating. Scout is losing her innocence of a child from being exposed to the “real world” and experiencing the prejudice ness of others. At the beginning of the novel Scout is a young girl who has never faced the “evil” of the world. Maycomb county Alabama during the Great depression is extremely racially prejudiced. Scout encounters the evil of society when Atticus takes on the case of Tom Robinson. One day at school ¨He (Cecil Jacobs) had announced in the schoolyard the day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers”(99) Scout’s became very angry by this and her “fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly”(99) Scout being harassed by
In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the major themes resides in the fact that while people come and go, rumors last forever. Dill, one of the characters in this novel, has a sudden and profound realization which embodies this idea: "I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time... It's because he wants to stay inside" (227). Boo Radley, a prevalent, although often unseen, character in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, was no exception. Throughout the novel, rumors and lies altered the public perception of Boo Radley. Very often, these rumors propagated, as they were distorted further
I am writing this essay about a book called “To Kill A Mockingbird”. In this essay, I am going to describe the times when Atticus, Jem, or Scout, walked in someone else 's shoes. Standing in someone else’s shoes is one of the things Atticus, said to Scout, meaning you never really understand a person until you consider things from his or her point of view and until you climb into its skin and walk around in it.
Learning to be someone different than who you really are, is really hard. It’s really difficult to disagree with other people to do the right thing. Scout learns this lesson from the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Throughout the novel, Scout transforms from tomboy / immature to more ladylike / respectful due to learning from sticking up for other people and doing the right thing.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story, through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout is raised in an odd time in American history when racism and prejudice were routine. Scout was surrounded by people that forced to learn many crucial life lessons and help her mature into a respectable lady. List points
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. Is that true? Does adversity really change people for the better? Going through tough situations can give individuals a new kind of strength, emotional strength, which lends them a chance to grow and mature. They will learn from these difficult experiences and use this knowledge to better themselves. It’s time to begin to appreciate the challenges, for they will promote growth in the long run. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the protagonist, Scout Finch, initially is exposed to adversity at an exceedingly young age. In her mind, she is living in an intricate world, until she stumbles upon grievous scenarios. Scout then began to realize that the town of Maycomb isn’t what she had it out to be. Evil things happen, moreover, people have numerous sides to themselves. Ultimately, Scout becomes a mature, young adult with
Scout changed a lot over the course of this story. She was exposed to many events that led to her gradually changing her way of life. She doesn’t change as much as Jem does or as fast as him, but she still changes. She learns to mature, understand things better, and treat people with respect.
Boo has helped Scout change her viewpoint from thinking that he’s a scary person who always stays inside to finding out that he actually cares about her and chooses to live inside because he prefers to stay where he can observe what’s going on in the town and protect people when needed, which helps teach Scout that you can’t assume things without knowing the facts.
(Need a hook). The author uses of view of a child, Scout Finch, along with two other children, Jem Finch and Dill, to show the innocence of children is taken away from the coming of age. She uses a trial against a black man raping a white girl to show how children are innocent.
“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You.
At the beginning of the story, Scout was just a young girl not yet even in school. She spent her days playing with her older brother, Jem, and later on with Dill. Time was sometimes spend with her father reading. Jem helped guide her along the way so she wouldn’t make so many mistakes. She didn’t understand many of the things that went on around her. Her biggest fear was of the Radley house and the people inside. She was scared of it because of the stories she had heard but she didn’t understand why it was like this. Scout was a little bit of a Tomboy by playing in the dirt wearing overalls and not acting very ladylike. Atticus raised her how he wanted to even though he was criticized for it sometimes.
1) Briefly describe the examples that Lee uses in this chapter to show Scout’s continuing character development. What does each example illustrate about Scout?
Jean Louise Finch ‘Scout’ is a headstrong young girl who narrates the novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, set in the fictitious County Maycomb over the span of three years. She is often found sporting dirty overalls or breeches and possesses a rather tomboyish personality, much to her aunt’s dismay. It says, “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire... When I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants.”(Page 90)