Holden wear his hat to feel as a child and have his innocence because when his hat comes off he becomes mature. Holden wants his sister, Phoebe, to see an everlasting childhood, but Phoebe is a strong character that does not think the same way as Holden, she has no desire to keep her childhood for long since she knows that one day she will grow into an adult. Phoebe helps Holden by comforting him with being “the catcher in the rye” who saves kids from falling. She has a good understanding that one must move on because for her Allie is dead and that people should need to interact and not try to save something that is completely
The reader first learns of Boo when Scout explains the rumors to Dill. She states, “The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb… Jem said he ‘bought cotton,’ a polite term for doing nothing- but Mr. Radley and his wife had lived there with their two sons as long as anybody could remember”(Lee 10). The Radleys had a reputation in the town, especially Boo and this causes them to be
The reader should recall that Scout is forced to live like this, but she doesn’t recognise what the real world is like because she is a child. Where and how people grow up will effect who they will become in the future and overcoming difficult obstacles is part of growing up as a whole. Joyce Meyer once wrote “We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face
Growing up with Atticus helps Scout develop an open mind: unprejudiced and individual. When her father takes Tom Robinson’s case, she tries her best to hold her head high but soon realizes the challenge it brings to do so when she hears the chatter behind her family’s back. Not being able to take it anymore, Scout bloodies her cousin’s nose for repeating accusations. This shows that Scout is still young and childish. Although she is maturing quickly, Scout is still trying to understand what is going on but sadly does not fully
So she convinces Atticus to tell Jem and scout to live up to their names of the Finches. Scout does not believe her father would say this and cries. She does not want to remember it and she does not want to act the way her aunt wants her to. Atticus then realizes that this is not who he is and says, “Forget it”(179). This shows that no matter what anyone says, Atticus will let Scout be who she wants to be.
For example, The Giver tells Jonas, “‘ They gave me that burden. And the previous Receiver. And the one before him’” (Lowry 105) Even though Receiver is a burden it is also a grave honor and through pain is wisdom. In the modern day, we must bare the painful memories and enjoy the good ones, but in Jonas’s community all citizens have no more than one generation of memories so that they feel no
As the main character, Scout, gets older she starts to lose her innocence and gain empathy, but she doesn’t quite get the concept. So her father helps her out by telling her, “‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-’” (Lee 39). In this quote Atticus is explaining to Scout how empathy works and how it is an important life skill to have. This helps Scout grow out of her innocence. Connecting to the theme, Atticus is trying to improve Scout’s quality of life by helping her understand empathy.
Oates illustrates the female main character as attention seeking. The main character does not act her age, she tries to be mature. When the fiend comes around she realizes she is not as mature as she believed. When she figures out no one is going to be able to save her, she realizes how much of a child she actually is. Oates shows how Connie has two sides of herself.
If she can put her emotions aside that means that she can use them whenever she needs to. In the beginning of the story, she had not control over her emotions and didn’t know how to show them in certain areas. Father Amadi has aided her into opening up her emotions like laughing and smiling. But, since he is leaving, she won’t be able to “unlock” her emotions because he was like her coping mechanism. Preceding this excerpt, Kambili says, “ I did not
Near the end of the book after walking Boo home Scout goes through an experience of a loss of innocence. “We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad,” (373). Seeing other role models in her life act through kindness and respect, Scout started to gain self morals. Through her coming of age she has started to apply them to her everyday life. She is looking deeper into events and as a response she’s interpreting feelings based on her morals.
Easthallow wasn’t much as far as size goes, but the people who inhabited it were always softhearted and kind. That 's why, when Annie Merr disappeared, everyone was sure she must have run away. No one local would ever do such a thing to sweet Annie Merr. That 's when Charles Bradley started acting really funny, according to the