There are many occasion big and small in which Harper Lee is enlightening about Scout. Two large themes that play a big role and that are related to conformity. Scout is shown to conform through learning how to be a lady and act lady-like. “Aunt Alexandra looked across the room at me and smiled. She looked at a tray of cookies on the table and nodded at them.
The rhetorical devices used was logos vocabulary and Pathos. For logos she says, “Webster, Worcester and Bouvier all define a citizen to be a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office.” (Anthony) Lastly, for vocabulary Jesus the word hardihood. “ will have the hardihood to say…” (Anthony)
Scout is definitely a character we see growth in. She goes from being a little girl who can’t control her anger to a young lady that wants a change in the world. In this quote, Scout shows that she tries to climb into Jem 's skin and understand what he is going through. In this part of the chapter was when the tree hole, that has the gifts got filled up and Jem felt bad about not giving anything in return. When scout saw that Jem was moody and sad, she didn’t want to bother him.
His family experienced hurt in more ways than one, they experienced both physical and mental pain. Though this could be said to be a good thing, Jem and Scout both matured majorly and lost their childhood innocence. Also through the court case and the hearings before the end of the book, the children's view of atticus changed in a negative way, they saw him as less of a father than others and saw his age affecting him. Though one of the largest drawbacks was Bob Ewell's threat which caused mental pain and his attacking of the children." ...
The first event that impacted Scout is her first day of school. At her first day of school, she is introduced to a new teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher. Scout gets in trouble with Miss Caroline in the afternoon. Walter Cunningham, a boy in Scout’s class did not bring a lunch and Miss Caroline offers money to buy some. However, Walter is too poor to pay back Miss Caroline, while Miss Caroline does not understand, Scout explains the Cunningham’s situation but is disciplined anyway.
Many people forget the simplistic and common values that their child selves once held; values such as innocence and bliss, which children have always had since humans have walked the Earth. Their inability to see the harsher side of life has inspired many tales and exciting adventures from their point of view, which always adds an interesting way of thinking about the world. People so often lose this innocence that they fail to see and admire some of the things only kids can see. This much and more is most certainly true of Jean Louise Finch, the narrator and main character of Harper Lee’s famous book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Jean Louise, also known as Scout in the story, has many admirable qualities as a kid because she has the ability to think beyond herself and shows courage to the people around her.
During the first day of school, Scout badgering Walter in the schoolyard until Jem stepped. As an older brother, Jem is more mature and has learned one should view everyone should
An instance of this occurs when Scout started schooling she could already read, much to the distaste of her teacher. She feels guilty and upset over being told that she must stop reading, and she doesn’t understand why she is being told to do so (pg 23). This is an example of Scouts character, in that she doesn’t often consider the “why” to situations. Atticus teaches Scout an important lesson to understand where people are coming from so that she may learn “why” things are presented the way they are, “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” (pg 39). As it is Scout does not consider things from others point of view, and she doesn’t understand their motives as Atticus would like her to, and it is extremely detrimental to her
For instance, Scout announces how a boy made fun of her dad when she explains, “He announced in the school yard the day before that Scout’s daddy defended niggers. I denied it, but told Jem,”(85). Atticus is defending an African American named Tom Robinson. Atticus is sensing hostility from others because it was looked down upon for a white man to protect a black man at the time. Atticus is even getting criticized by children.
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker Growing up is one of the hardest, as well as one of the most important parts in life. Growing up should be fun, but in Scouts case learning about the cruelty and the reality she is living in is no fun. As the novel advances Scout experiences various emotional changes because of different events that take place. She starts to realize the unfairness that exists between different races and the discrimination that is rounding at the time.
Tom Robinson was not treated fair from the hypocrisy of others; that a black man is as evil as the devil himself and is out to get you and your children, showing the scrutiny of ignorant town-folk. But it didn’t stop Scout and Jem from seeing he’s just a person, one that wasn’t capable to perform an act like what he was being accused of. Scout is still a little girl, but by this rate she will become wiser than her age as well as mine. Her and Jem are good kids’, they even understand Author Radley better than everyone else in Maycomb and learned not to judge someone “-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(Lee 30). The night Bob Ewell died was tragic, but it was exceeded then other option of it ending up as my children instead, that man was offull, the way he acted and treated others was indescribable, a drunken man put his guilt onto a black man for his own sins, and threatened my life and then tried to kill my kids...
Scout Grows Up Throughout this novel Scout matures when she and Jem go through the trial about Tom Robinson, and Scout sees how Boo Radley has changed how she thinks about and views people. “I told Jem if that was so, then why didn’t tom’s jury, made up of folks like the Cunningham’s, acquit Tom spite the Ewells?” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout transforms from gullible and naive to mature and she starts to get an understanding of what’s happening around her.
Scout is maturing throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. At first, she did not grasp the concept of racism, and she acted like a young child. She thought that violence was the answer to everything, beating up Walter Cunningham when she gets in trouble on his behalf, and kicks Dill when she believes that he is not paying enough attention to her. She was also very short-tempered, getting angry when something went wrong. Atticus later explains to her that violence is not the answer and asks her to stop hurting people.
The Mighty Little Scout Did you grow up in a racist community where the blacks and whites did not get along at all? To Kill a Mockingbird is by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird is about how 2 children are growing up in a very racist community.
Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill A Mockingbird” portrays Scout (Jean Louis) Finch as a tomboy who prefers attacking opponents, over using her mental acumen. However, several instances in the book show her gradually flourishing into a mature young lady. Scout displays acts of courage and empathy as will be delineated in this essay. It is said that courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.