A mature character would not pick a fight or label people based on their money; however, by the end of the novel, Scout sees that these things are wrong. She begins to see that all people are equal and should be treated the same. The reader sees Scout growing up through her change in actions, speech, and morals. First,
The teacher, Ms Caroline gave money to Walter Cunningham, which he refused to take the money. Scout tried to explain in to the teacher, but she got a whipping instead. Scout rubbed Walters “nose on the dirt” (Lee) Scout didn’t take responsibility what she did to walter, and embarrassing Ms, Caroline in front of the class, instead she blamed Walter, for embarrassing her in class.
Maureen for example, if she tried hard as her siblings did could have been successful like them. The author in chapter 26, 27 and 28 discusses about a social issue about alcoholism. In pages 112-113 where her mother says” your father needs to see the mess he’s making of our lives” though a very troubling issue but it takes the readers to understand the disgrace or stigma attached to addiction and how to fight that. Here again we see a positive ending. “Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.
Later in the book, Toni Morrison uses Pecola’s own conviction of being “ugly” to show that she truly believes that if she changed her physical appearance to match those at the top of the race and beauty hierarchies, her perception of her reality would be ameliorated. Back at home after her parents’ fight, Pecola ponders the unfair way she is treated by teachers compared to her Caucasian classmates at school. When the narrator says, “It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes, those eyes that held the pictures, and knew the sights—if those eyes of hers were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different. Maybe they’d say, ‘Why, look at pretty-eyed Pecola. We mustn’t do bad things in front of those pretty eyes’”
However Miss Caroline addressed Scout in front of the whole classroom saying, “‘What is it, Jean Louise?”’ Scout replied to her by saying, “‘Miss Caroline, he’s a Cunningham.”’ (page 20) Scout was attempting to say that he was lying to her. It was confirmed that they were one of the poorest families in
Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is the daughter of Atticus Finch and the sister of Jem, she is also the main character and the narrator of the story, and she grows physically and morally throughout the book in positive and negative ways. There are multiple events in the story that changes her, they develop her morality too. For example her fear of the Radleys, Atticus’ parenting and how Jem and Dill’s friendship is larger than her with them. The world of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was placed in the past, when there is still racism.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, one of the main characters of the story, is concerned about acting ‘like a girl’. Scout says, “I was not sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee, 60). Scout learns that being a girl is inferior because her brother tells her to stop acting like one, and that being a boy is the superior gender. Society has taught Scout that being a boy is much better than being a girl, because she observes boys having more freedom, and girls having to fulfill and be restricted to certain roles. She also realized that ‘people hated’ girls because they always assumed things because they did not have the capacity to understand the problems that were happening in the world.
Caroline slapped Scout on her hand by the ruler. Ms. Caroline is Scout’s first grade teacher, she came from the North Alabama, so she didn’t understand much about the culture and the history of each family in the Maycomb County. On another hands, Ms. Caroline has a high self-esteem and a stubborn woman because she got mad when a six years old kid like Scout got to tell her the situation that she was solving incorrectly. Scout is a resolute person that always try to telling people if they’re wrong without knowing who she is talking with. Jean Louise is still a youngster lady, so the way she freely talks could make Ms. Caroline felt like Scout was trying to taught or being more professional than Ms. Caroline.
This has brought a conflict between her, the mother and her sister because she sees them as enemies of her progress and yet they are the people who pioneered her future life by ensuring that they use every means possible to ensure that she is in school. The use of rhetorical question by Walker (1973) enables us to comprehend her major concern while writing this short story, “Who shall inherit the quilts?” (Walker 1973) this question shows that the
She said that an educational system where girls could be educated just like boys would result in women being wives, mothers but also workers in many professions Other early feminist had tried to change that, but Wollstonecraft’s work was unique, she had said that women’s status would be affected through political change. A change like this would benefit everyone. Wollstonecraft’s work A Vindication of The Rights of Woman had failed to bring up any immediate reforms. However, in the 1840s American and English women’s movements adapted some of the principles in her
The final characteristic of the 1930’s that is less common today is how everyone had a spot they were expected to fill in the world and they were judged and given a hard time if they tried to go against what everyone wanted them to be. Scout gets a lot of this from her aunt Alexandra. “Aunt Alexandra 's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born” (Lee 81). My grandma still has traces of this, since she was born right around when this book takes place and she occasionally lets it show.
All she had to do was look at what Atticus had to go through but through his eyes and she would have understood a little better. Last Scout learns not to judge people because of their past and the stories you heard about them. Scout heard bad things about Boo and immediately thought he was a scary monster. After she got older she finally realized everything she learned was very important life lessons.
In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, we follow Scout and her opinion about growing up in Alabama in the 1930s. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is innocent and doesn’t understand racial prejudice. She learns, throughout her transformation to a lady, that maintaining the social structure of the Jim Crow laws is crucial to learn because of the effect on economic gain and reputation of the races. Adults teach children the Jim Crow laws because of the reputation they have to uphold. If children do not maintain the reputation of their race or family, people would build their own prejudices.
Scout believes that Atticus wants her to go to school because he wants her to feel misery. The next scene in the book takes place at school with Miss Caroline. I should get a 9.5/10 because I worked a long time on this summary. I edited it over 15 times.
Miss Gates, Scouts third grade teacher, begins to talk about Hitler and the persecution of the Jews. Miss Gates lectures on how persecution stems from prejudices and how in America we don’t believe in persecuting anyone. She continues to discuss how she doesn’t understand why Hitler doesn’t like the Jews, defending the Jews because they have faith and they contribute to society. Later Scout comes home confused. Miss Gates was at the trial and she was excited to hear Tom Robinson was guilty.