Near the beginning of the novel, when Ignatius and his mother are sitting in The Night of Joy bar, the two meet a woman named Darlene. Darlene comments that she thinks Mrs. Reilly must be a good cook, but Ignatius I considerately states, “Mother doesn't coo, […] she burns” (21). Ignatius, with complete disregard for his mother’s feelings, is quick to unnecessarily point out his mother’s flaws. Later on in the story, when Mrs. Reilly reveals to Ignatius that he must find a job because the owner of the house that she hit with her car wants $1,020 for damages, and she will get put in jail if she cannot find a way to pay it, Ignatius responds by ridiculing is mother: “I have found several empty wine bottles about lately, the contents of which I certainly did not consume” (49). Rather than making a small sacrifice and getting a job to help his mother, Ignatius jumps on his mom’s case for her drinking habits.
“You’ll never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee follow the story of a little girl Scout and her older brother Jem growing up in a little town down South. The protagonist,Scout has many of coming of age experience throughout the book. One of the biggest ones was when she decided to put herself in boo radleys shoe and look at things his way. Scouts coming of age developed when she finds that boo radley was a nice man who just minds his own business through irony,flashback, and figurative language.
“You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don't want to feel” ~ Johnny Depp. This quote would have been great advice to our main character in the short story Checkouts by Cynthia Rylant. In the beginning of the story, the red headed girl with the orange bow hates how perfect her new house is. When at the checkout line at a grocery store she is intrigued by a boy that is imperfect and disheveled and immediately falls in love with him. She tries to shut the boy out of her heart, unsure of her feelings.
Damn these eggs damn the eggs there ever were!!! In the play The Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Walter one of the main characters is unbelievably rude, ignorant, disrespectful, selfish and everything in between, to his entire family To start off with he doesn't listen to his wife Ruth about how to parents their son Travis when Travis asks for money for school. Ruth doesn't want to give is to him because she insists that the family doesn't have it to spare. “What you tell the boy like that for?
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
At the beginning, the children cannot even go near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walk Boo up to his front porch. Throughout the novel, Scout has changed her view of Boo after a chain of Boo’s actions toward her. As Scout grows older, she becomes wiser to understand her father’s lesson, “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 ” (39). Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves.
Another character who values modesty is Miss Maudie Atkinson, their neighbor across the street. After Atticus had shot the dog, Jem was all butthurt that he did not know anything about it. While they were at Maudie’s, Jem and Scout were going on and on about how he could not believe that Atticus could actually do something like that. With this, Miss Maudie simply replies with, “‘People in their right minds never take pride in their talents’” (Lee 130).
They had difficulty looking at every perspective, but as they continued to grow up, they were able to use Atticus’ advice, and change how they looked at the challenges Maycomb handed
Boo Radley teaches Scout to accept other people and that it 's perfectly fine to live a quiet and different life. A great example of this is shown when Scout walks Boo home after the Bob is killed, she waits until he gets inside and then stands on his porch and looks out at the neighborhood and says, “Atticus was right, one time he said you never really know a man until you are standing in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (Lee 279). Scout realizes that some people are different
Atticus’s parenting of Scout and Jem is very unique in that he treats his children as equal human beings, answering any question they have, and giving them advice when they need it. He uses all these things as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem. He is happy to help people see a situation in a new way. Atticus uses this with the entire city of Maycomb as well as with his children. Furthermore, for all of his maturity towards Jem and Scout, he realizes that they are children and that they will make mistakes, they will also make different assumptions about different things.