Over the course of the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout changes immensely in many ways. Jean Louise Finch(Scout) the daughter of Atticus Finch, becomes very different at the end of the book, than the beginning. Scout becomes more mature, a respectful lady, and begins to accept people the way they are. Throughout the novel Scout changes in many ways.
There are many methods for guiding others, but in Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird, a unique way is exhibited. Atticus, a main character, uses his own techniques while being a single father and lawyer. He encounters a variety of challenges in his life at home, work, and in Maycomb. Throughout the book, Atticus stays consistent, understanding, and honest, while raising and teaching Jem and Scout lessons that will benefit them throughout their life.
Scout’s use of racist language demonstrates the corruptive influence society has had on her. Her use of the racist slur “nigger” is an indication that she thinks the idea of a black snowman is appalling, “I ain’t ever hear of a nigger snowman.” (89) The casual and almost automatic way the slur is used makes it clear that Scout doesn’t recognize how extremely offensive the word is. Scout explains to Atticus that nigger is “what everybody at school says.”
To Kill a Mockingbird Character Analysis In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, there are many complex characters. A complex character is a character that goes through a change throughout the story as well as having a variety of traits and many sides to their personalities. One of the main characters, Scout Finch, is a complex character that shows how she can be determined, defensive, and understanding throughout this novel.
Character & Blended Quote w/ page number Context/Situation Significance As Calpurnia tries to have Scout justify her assumptions, when it comes to looking at things from someone else’s perspective “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, “she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. […] “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you disgracin’ ‘em”. (32) Calpurnia tries getting Scout to look at a situation from someone else’s perspective, to learn to justify their actions.
In the novel to To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has shows us how Scout how matures throughout the novel by giving events that has happened in the book and shows a specific detail on how it impact her to be mature An idea come from the novel To Kill A Mockingbird in the chapters it provide us that Scout also matures from the time she spends with the people who live around her and with talk with her. At the end of novel she has lost much of her innocence due mostly to the events surrounding her. In my opinion the event that had a big impact on Scout was the court that took place it has changed Scout because she learns about prejudice and intolerance when she witnesses the trial of
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.
Zara Imran Ms. Painchaud Period 5/English 1A March 15, 2018 The Character Development of Boo Radley In the fictional story, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the characters Jean Louise Finch or Scout and her brother Jeremy or Jem are the children of the lawyer Atticus Finch. One day during the summer the children make a new friend, whom they call Dill. Dill visits Maycomb every summer to spend it with his aunt, Ms. Rachel.
Have you ever had to walk in someone else’s shoes to understand their point of view? All of us have at least tried at one point in our life before. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, she goes over this subject with multiple examples. Harper Lee uses fictional characters to teach life lessons in an early setting.
In this stage of the hero’s journey, Scout begins her journey and crosses over to a strange new world. This new world is not a physical state but rather Scout ’s state of mind after viewing the trial of Tom Robinson. For instance, Scout reflects, “Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her. But she said he took advantage of her and when she looked at him in court, she looked down upon him like he was dirt beneath her feet.”
People are influenced by the ones around them; these people can have positive or negative influences. Mentors are role models for you look up to and learn from. The only way for mentors to have a positive influence is if they are heard. Listening is the key. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates mentors for Scout to show listening to the advice of those before you can lead to strong morals and an understanding of others.
A Little Girl in a Big Racist World The Webster dictionary defines a bildungsroman as a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. Scout is the main character and narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, along with side characters such as Atticus, Jem, Dill, and Boo Radley. Scout learns many lessons in the novel that develop her into growing up, but three really stand out.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, each character faces a series of events which contributes to their development and growth. Other characters also influence these chances. Due to these events and people, the characters grew and were altered from the way they were in the beginning of the novel. Scout is no exception. The growth in Scout's maturity and understanding is seen in the way she treats others, and handles the tensions during this time.
Discrimination is shown throughout To Kill A Mockingbird in numerous ways. Racism and prejudice are shown when the jury makes the ruling to convict Tom Robinson as guilty, despite all of the evidence to prove his innocence; Scout is known for being a tomboy. The lessons about discrimination that Scout learns throughout the novel are applicable to all types of prejudice, Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem Finch, is judged for defending Tom Robinson, an innocent man accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a low class teenage girl. Since most of the community is racist, Tom Robinson’s case is very hard for Atticus to defend. They do not believe a white man should be defending a black man.