Her school teacher, Miss Caroline, tells her that she cannot read at home because her father doesn’t know how to teach. After confronting Atticus about her problem he says that “[People] never really understand a person until they consider things from his point of view” (39). This is a lesson about considering things from another person’s perspective, which is good for Scout to learn because she tends to judge people based on their looks or ways of doing things. This lesson will help her in real life because before she judges someone, considering their point of view will help her understand other people’s opinions. To end, Atticus teaches Scout a lesson about seeing things from others perspective.
To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary fascination about two siblings named Scout and Jem accompanied by their friend Dill, who are in bewilderment as to who and what Boo Radley appears to be. As Scout and Jem grow and mature throughout the story, they start to realize how the world contains people who discriminate and insult others for petty reasons. The story portrays the view of Scout and the reader soon sees how she develops from childish kid to mature teenager. This story is a coming of age novel for many readers, for one of the characters, whose name is Scout, grows up and is shown the world’s true colors. The reader can notice Scout’s mindset alters in Chapters seventeen to twenty-two when stricken with the realization of how unfair it
Throughout the book Scout is a character of great change. In the beginning she was a tomboy who liked to beat up weaker people, like when she beat up walter early on. The summers when Dill came by had great influence on Scout because those summers also had Aunt Alexandra come by and stay with the Scout. When Aunt Alexandra and Atticus start arguing it allows Scout to see a different part of Atticus. Towards the end of the book Scout’s empathy arises and she uses it see what things could be like from Boo’s perspective.
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.
Over the course of just a few years, Scout acquired empathy, lost innocence, and cruelty. Meeting Boo Radley and witnessing Tom Robinson’s trial helped her undergo multiple revelations. She learned that society wouldn’t accept certain differences, no matter how insignificant they should be. When she contemplated back to the time Atticus told her to be more empathetic, she learned that he was right. You can’t know someone until you stand in their shoes and walk around in
Scout developed significantly throughout the course of To Kill a Mockingbird. Her character transforms from a naive child, who sees the world in a black-and-white way , to a more courageous, empathetic person who is more mature. Scouts behaviour with Boo Radley when she meets him, displays both courage and empathy. Thus Scout is an adorable character, with, as can be seen in this essay, a great values and
From Scout’s narration, readers can tell Dill is very curious and imaginative, when Scout describes him to be inquisitive in the Radleys; “The more we told Dill about the Radleys, the more he wanted to know, the longer he would stand hugging the light-pole on the corner, the more he would wonder.” (13) Lee introduces Dill as a creative and intelligent child, who is still mostly innocent to the world. Jem is also a symbol of innocence in chapter one. When Jem blindly believes Stephanie Crawfords exaggerations of Boo Radley, it shows how naive and trusting he is, and that he hasn’t been epxosed to much lies in the world. Jem is also prideful, which shows when he finally decied to touch the Radley house only when Scout “sneered at him.”
When Dill arrives, Scout’s interest in things gets stronger as Dill has a curiosity even greater than hers. She especially desires to know more about the Radley house and the stories that surround Boo Radley, who is supposed to be a cruel character. Dill also immediately has the same longing once he learns about Boo Radley, and together along with Jem they try to figure out what really goes on in the Radley house. Another example of Scout’s curiosity is when she hears about Tom Robinson. She comes to his trial and stays through it even though she is not allowed to know the events that occurred to make Tom accused of the crime and the ending verdict.
Charlotte from the book Charlotte's Web embraces similar qualities to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In Charlotte’s Web, a pig named Wilbur fearfully awaits the day his owner slaughters him. A clever spider named Charlotte notices Wilbur’s angst and feels tremendous empathy toward him. As a result, Charlotte weaves a web that illustrates positive words describing Wilbur. Charlotte intentionally brings attention to Wilbur so his owner will develop empathy for him as well. Her plan proves successful and the slaughtering fails to take place. Charlotte’s ability to empathize saves Wilbur. In addition, Charlotte demonstrates humility as she never desires credit for her hard work with the web. Similarly, Atticus never draws attention toward
Scout has many mentors throughout the story, but Atticus is one of the most influential. Atticus teaches Scout life lessons that she uses to develop as a person. He enlightens Scout’s thinking by suggesting that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you
Jem gets in trouble by Mrs. Dubose and is forced to read to her as a consequence; Scout understands her brother’s begrudging behaviour and tries to help by withstanding the punishment with him even though she’s afraid of the old lady, “You don’t have to go with Jem, you know” (Lee 143). Scout understands why Jem was angered by Mrs. Dubose after she insulted their father since she was upset as well and decided to join her brother through his retribution. During the trial, Scout comes to realize how lonely and sad Mayella must be since she has no friends and has not future because of her father’s ways, “...it came to me that Mayella Ewell must have been the loneliest person in the world.” (256).
Atticus tries his best to teach and show others-specifically Scout and Jem-how to judge what is right and what is wrong. First, Atticus tells Scout a very valuable life lesson. This is said when Scout was complaining to Atticus about her day at school, he said to her, “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” (Lee 30). Atticus is telling scout that she cannot truly judge someone's actions until she sees things from their side. This is something that Scout only understands near the end of the novel, when she sits on Arthur Radley’s front porch and tries to see what he see when he sits there, and she imagines how Boo see the events in the novel and in doing so began to understand him.
She teaches Jem and Scout a lesson about bravery. 3. Jem gets even with Scout by pushing her, while in the tire, really fast down the sidewalk and accidently landing her at the Radley Place. 4. They play as Boo Radley and make up his story as they go along.
In the beginning of the book in chapter 3 Scout is shouted on her first day of school for knowing how to read, and for trying to help Miss Caroline by explaining who Walter Cunning is and that she has shamed him. Atticus tells Scout that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around it. In the early chapters the kids are