Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41).
During her first day, Scout got into trouble because she knew how to read and write and because of an incident with her teacher and her classmate, Walter Cunningham. This was when they started finding trinkets in a knothole of a tree at the edge of the Radley’s. On her second grade, school only got worse but Jem assured her that it will get better in sixth grade. As they are now both dismissed at the same time, the two go home together and they continue to find trinkets until Nathan Radley filled up the knothole with cement. Shortly after, a fire breaks out in Miss Maudie’s home and someone, who is later revealed to be Arthur, places a blanket on
Critical Theory Essay In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the author tackles a lot of different topics throughout the novel for it was a book written in times of segregation and a time when the world didn’t see many people as equals, in a world where you had to play a certain role on society based off who you were, the 60’s. Therefore what appealed to me alot in this novel was the lens of feminism, in the way the character Scout was perceived by audiences then and even the audiences of present time. As well as the lens of african american criticism, in how black people were seen by society of the time and how it affected the black community.
To Kill a Mockingbird is written by the novelist Harper lee who discuses for the readers an important social problems as ethnicity in south America that the book shows an unworthy look of white people towards African American people. In the novel , the American judgment had shown their favoritism for the white people in which Maycomb city witnessed a false allegation that a black guy accused of rapping a white lady. The plot and the characters in the novel are originated to Harper lee’s life with her neighbor and her family that the events took place near her home town in 1936 when she was young. The title of the novel to Kill a Mocking Bird is an indication about singing birds which don’t hurt anyone but they make pleasure to people
On Scout’s first day of school, he knows a range of things that the other students do not know about, and that makes miss Caroline anxious. She finds out that Scout has been studying how to read with her father Atticus. Miss Caroline is displeased with her because she already knows how to read. Walter Cunningham is a member of a less fortunate family. Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the narrator is Scout Finch, a ten year old girl who lives in a racist white community but is not racist herself. In comparison, the movie, The Help, with the book written by Kathryn Stockett, is told from the point of view of Aibileen Clark, who is a black woman working as a maid in her 50s. A theme within both that is portrayed differently from each character 's point of view is the topic of racism. Scout experiences racism in her community by being able to witness how prejudice can control the
When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them. While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process.
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). Amy is one of the characters in the novel that got everything she wished for, which lead to her being the least developed character in the novel.
The hit from Ms. Caroline have made Scout feels very shook because that is the first time she gets hitted by an adult. That influenced Scout’s thought about school life and teacher in a negative way. Through chapter three, at page twenty-seven, Calpurnia shouted at Scout harshly because Scout was being impolite to Walter Cunningham. Walter is a boy who is living in one of the poorest family in Maycomb, he didn’t get enough meals everyday. The way he eats also shows how poor he is, he poured syrups almost everywhere on the table his disk whilehaving dinner with the Finches.
(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
Like most high schools, Madera High has its issues with bullies and harassers. Schools try not to be involved unless the event happens on school grounds, but now, the bullying and harassing can be done easily through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Posting a rude comment on an individual 's social media is a lot easier than having courage and actually confronting someone although both instances are still causing problems currently. Now, with the large dominance and influence of social media it is not hard to witness your own peers being bothered online meaning most actions go unseen except for behind the screen. High Schools are having troubles keeping up with the bullying and harassing on and off school grounds, because even though something is said online, it can still have an effect on a student 's schooling.
Ms. Caroline Fisher has a tone that Scouts ignorant and just needs to be quiet. But, Scout is confused and a bit annoyed because she had been able to read the alphabet, mobile register, and my first reader and the teacher told her that it was bad. You can tell from the quote neither of them is happy and it shows what kind of a teacher she is. Ms. Caroline in the story has a very uptight personality and is not used to a place like Maycomb where everything 's
Therefore, he received a failing grade which is a “D”. With his failing grade, Phillip couldn’t make it into the track team and he blames Miss Narwin for the whole problem. Then when the faculty committee changed homerooms, Philip is now assigned into Miss Narwin’s homeroom class, making matters even worse. Then, Miss Narwin asks the school district if they could allow her to attend a two-week workshop to make Miss Narwin’s teaching skills a lot better.
As Scout matures and understands the world in a new way, she learns the perspectives of her fellow townspeople in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Miss Caroline attempts to provide Walter Cunningham with money. Understanding the Cunningham’s position to “never [take] anything off of anybody,” Scout realizes Walter’s inability to accept Miss Caroline’s offer (30). Subsequently, when Walter pours molasses over his dinner, Scout’s own ability to understand Walter’s side surpasses her aptitude.