I am reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and I am on page 84. This book is about Jem and Scout Finch. Jem and Scout who are trying to sneak a note into the Radley’s place, but get caught and get into trouble. Jem and Scout also learn valuable lessons in this chapter. It’s also based on how Atticus treats people like Jem, Scout, Calpurnia, and the Cunninghams. In this journal I will be evaluating. Atticus treats Scout in different ways then he treats anyone else. Here are some examples on how he treats Scout. Atticus always asks Scout for the truth. He asks Scout for the truth because he knows that she will tell him, but Jem does not. Atticus treats Scout with a lot of respect. Scout always looks up to Atticus and I can tell that Atticus respects …show more content…
I can see that Atticus tries to lead Scout in the right direction. Atticus also has a very different way of treating Jem. Atticus treats Jem different by always having an eye on him. Jem is always getting in some sort of trouble so Atticus always has an eye on his next move. Another way Atticus treats Jem different is by the tone in his voice. Atticus is very strict with Jem, and he’s always yelling at him. Atticus also has many ways he treats others besides his children. Calpurnia is always over at the Finch house, she works everyday and gets treated very well by Atticus. Atticus told Scout they could not live without her. He said “ She is apart of this family”(Lee 28). Atticus never gives Calpurnia demands or tells her what to do, instead he simply just asks her. Calpurnia is very kind and trustworthy. Atticus trusts Calpurnia with the kids. Atticus is very good friends with the Cunninghams. The Cunninghams have a different way of living than others, they are poor and have barely anything. Atticus respects the Cunninghams a lot. If Mr. Cunningham has something he wants to buy or owes Atticus he pays back in a different way. Atticus is patient and respects
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Since their mother pasted away, Atticus seems to not know what to do with the children. Due to this, he hires Calpurnia. She acts almost like the mother figure who dresses Scout. She also disciplines the children and attempts to teach them proper manners. Toward the end of the story, due to life threatening events, Atticus’ becomes closer with his children.
Scout saw him as a brilliant leader. So much so, that she responded with obedience and kindness on page 87. She explained that, “Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him.” In one
Not being as well-known as 1930's but are still continuing their tradition. Calpurnia is Atticus Finch's slave and istreated very well by the Finch family. She is clothed, fed and housed and when asked to dosomething is asked politely. Today this treatment of kindness and understanding is also used;although there is no slavery any more. During the book, human behaviour varies from person to person.
Understand?’” (pg.136). The most important or relevant time that Atticus sticks up for his belief that Calpurnia deserves the utmost respect no matter her skin color is when Aunt Alexandra tells him she thinks Calpurnia shouldn't live with them and be around the children. Atticus says: “Alexandra, Calpurina’s not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn't have got along without her all these years’”
Calpurnia is a Mother figure to Jem and Scout Calpurnia is a cook hired by Atticus. This is uncommon in the town of Maycomb since Calpurnia is a coloured woman and Atticus is a white man. Atticus has two kids, Jem and Scout whom Calpurnia not only cooks and cleans for, but also is involved in their life outside the home. Since Jem and Scout’s mother passed away when they were young, and Atticus needs to work, Calpurnia acts as a mother to the children, and a friend to Atticus.
Atticus says she is just a little girl, She is respectful and nice. Atticus teaches his kids to be respectful. People say you need to discipline your kids. People say that Atticus needs to fire Calpurnia because she is black. Atticus says no she is like a mother to my kids, And she has helped me through the years.
In the beginning of the novel, he was becoming reckless, and towards the middle and end of the novel, he was more mature. As Jem saw what it was like to be a gentleman from his father, he developed and was teaching Scout about these findings. In the novel it says, “Naw, Scout, it’s something you wouldnt understand. Atticus is real old, but I wouldn 't care if he couldn 't do anything- I wouldn 't care if he couldn 't do a blessed thing” (Lee 107).
Atticus became not only a role model for Scout and Jem but a role model for the whole town. He taught you not to be so quick to judge everything. From Boo Radley to Walter Cunningham, he shows how to accept people for who they are and to get know them before you judge them. “Because that is they only way he can pay me, he has no money” (Lee 21). When Scout saw the Cunninghams paying in different things like Hickory nuts and Stovewood, she was quick to question the payment.
Calpurnia is the cook at the Finch household, but she acts more like a nanny than just a cook sometimes. She is an African-American woman and cares very much for the children. Atticus Finch is the father of Scout and Jem Finch, whom Calpurnia looks after. Calpurnia and Atticus are both loving of the children and quite wise. They both understand how things work in the world around them.
She teaches these kids that it’s not always the right thing to do what everybody else is doing. Calpurnia looks after these children and takes them in as her own when she is told to. Atticus shows the most examples of courage in this story. He teaches his people many lessons, especially his children.
Atticus is a morally upright person who teaches his kids a number of important life lessons and leads by example. In Chapter 3, of To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus shows an interest in Scouts feelings as he is quick to notice that something is bothering her. Scout tells Atticus of her rough first day at school and teaches her an important lesson. Atticus says, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
Due to the fact that the book is narrated from Scout’s perspective, overall Lee presents the relationship between Jem and Atticus mainly through conversation and Jem’s action. The book gradually shows the differences between Jem’s relationship with Atticus and Scout’s relationship with Atticus. First of all, the relationship between Jem and Atticus is mainly based
Atticus is also very cautious about how he explains certain delicate topics to her, such as when she brings up the issue of rape he says that “Rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent.” (Page 149) explaining it in such a manner that she is still a bit curious as to the nature of rape yet does not inquire further and lets it go. " 'I asked him if I was a problem and he said not much of one, at most one he could always figure out, and not to worry my head a second about botherin ' him.” (Page 249)These lines show how skilled Atticus is not only in comforting his children but also in showing them how much they mean to him. The relationship between Jem and Scout is much like any other sibling relationship, full of love, support and trust.
Thus, whilst slightly unconventional, Calpurnia has a distinct role in teaching the Finch children respect and responsibility. In conclusion, Atticus Finch and Calpurnia are contrasting characters with the same purpose in To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus maintains a fair, wise character throughout the novel, in comparison to Calpurnia's cogent, blunt personality. What brings them together is how they set the correct example for and give life lessons to Jem and Scout.
Calpurnia is seen both by Atticus and the reader as more than just a housekeeper and a cook; she is a part of the family and fills in the role of a mother to Jem and Scout by helping raise them alongside Atticus. Atticus deeply cherishes Calpurnia’s efforts of taking care of the children. With her doting attitude, yet, strict disciplinary, Calpurnia treats both Scout and Jem as she would her own children. Furthermore, this following quote proves that fatherhood is indeed an arduous and burdensome role as Atticus says these following words. Without Calpurnia by his side, Atticus would have found fatherhood even more of a demanding role without a wife by his side to help support and take care of the family, as well as raise his children to grow