This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Scout’s father Atticus invites Walter to dinner at the Finch house, and there Scout pulls another disrespectful move on Walter where she explains that he has “ruined” his dinner by pouring all the molasses all over his plate. Calpurnia, Scout’s cook, then calls Scout to the kitchen and says to apologize to Walter and is asked to eat in the kitchen instead of the dinner table as her
Atticus is teaching Scout not to give up because she has had a bad experience and to be a law abiding citizen even if others do not follow the law. During school Ms. Caroline who is a school teacher tells Scout to stop reading. Ms. Caroline upsets Scout which is another reason Scout does not want to return to school. Atticus explains “ If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night..” (Lee 41). Atticus believes that attending school building an educated person who based their morals on information.
“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” (Lee 39). This passage shows Atticus giving Scout advice that results in her development for the rest of the novel. The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects on his actions and development. His ability to relate to his children is exhibited in his simple principle in ways that Scout can understand (“climb into his skin and walk around in it”). Scout struggles, with many and varying degrees of success, to put Atticus’s advice into practice and to live with sympathy and understanding toward others.
She learns how to appreciate people’s point of view. Scout learns this when talking to Miss Caroline. She tries to explain the history, traditions, and daily life of Maycomb but Miss Caroline simply just doesn’t understand it. After Scout tells Atticus about her day at school, he tells her, “You can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” - page 85-87 Scout looks up to Atticus and takes his statement to
One example is Judge Taylor learning the lesson of tolerance during the trial. However, many important lessons are learned by Jem and Scout. In the novel, Jem and Scout learn the lessons of tolerance, courage, and not killing a mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout learn the lesson of tolerance from various other characters, including Calpurnia, Atticus, and Miss Gates. First, the children begin to learn the lesson of tolerance, or not being prejudiced, from Calpurnia when they are taken to church.
On a peaceful evening, Scout reveals her negative beliefs of Boo Radley, an ominous neighbor, to Miss Maudie, but Miss Maudie, defending Boo Radley, argues that, “the things that happen to people [they] never really know” (51). Miss Maudie’s lesson also echoes off of Calpurnia and Atticus’s lessons. In reality, Scout does not actually know Boo Radley well, and so should respect Boo Radley despite him being so distant. To elaborate, Scout has her own opinions of Boo Radley, which she picks up from the neighborhood gossip and rumors, but they have no support because of the lack of her own observations. Miss Maudie’s lesson helps Scout understand how people misinterpret Boo Radley’s uncanny behaviors as evil or threatening.
The first trait that shapes Scout and Jem as they grow is honesty. In the beginning of the novel, for example, Scout notices that her teacher, Miss Caroline, has no knowledge of the affairs of the Cunningham family, so she tries to help by saying “The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back - no church baskets and no scrip stamps.”(26) Scout is showing honesty here, and she gets right to the point and explains the Cunninghams’ lifestyle as it really is. Even though she risks getting trouble, she does it anyway; this is an excellent example
The children are also able to make their own opinions about most of the situations that they see. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the setting of Maycomb County helps shape the kind of people Jem and Scout Finch will become by having the children see racism within the town firsthand, and by allowing them to see how Boo Radley was an outcast of the town. They also have their father, a good role model, to show them why judging someone can be wrong. The first way that Maycomb County helps to shape the people that
Later on in the chapter, Atticus tells Scout how Bob’s alcoholism affects his family negatively. Atticus says, " it's certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains" (Lee 41). This shows how Bob only cares about himself as he would rather spend his checks on him than an essential need for his kids. In Chapter 19, Tom Robinson is on the witness stand and tells the court that Mayella brought him to her room and kissed him on the cheek. Tom also says that Mayella told him that she has never kissed a grown man before.
Atticus has more knowledge to share with his daughter, he says, “... the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for generations.” This quote is harsh, but the truth hurts. He continues on with how the Ewells live, and Scout quickly learns why education is important. Her desire to not return to school is quickly replaced with the desire to not be like the Ewells. Scout has the revelation as to why everyone can’t do as the please; Atticus successfully explains to his daughter the importance of obeying the ways of the
By the end of the novel, Scout becomes more empathetic towards others, and is more appreciative of people around her. She learns this through her own experiences. Scout was a typical immature child at the beginning of the novel. She is discourteous Her mid Calpurnia and tells Atticus to fire her. “‘She likes Jem better’n she likes me, anyway,’ I concluded, and suggested that Atticus lose no time in packing her off.”(25).
Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a coming of age story where many life lessons are learned such as looking at things from other peoples perspective. In the beginning of the story, Scout is only able to see people from her point of view. Throughout the rest of the story, Atticus helps Scout grow from a young child to become more mature, from experience if not in age. When Scout has trouble with her new teacher Mrs. Caroline, Atticus suggests that she should look at things from other peoples perspective in order to better get along with them. Scout didn 't understand when Mrs. Caroline said, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore.
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird and Skeeter from The Help, both face discrimination from different point of views and act differently; the way they react shows their moral beliefs in a strong way. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout Finch reacts toward discrimination with confusion because she’s so young. At the beginning of the book, when Scout goes to first grade on the first day of school, she already knows how to read. Mrs.Caroline,her teacher, is taken
There at the Finch 's landing for a christmas. They were their for dinner. Aunt Alexandra was the one who cooked dinner. Scout told Francis the dinner was good and Francis told scout that Aunt alexandra was gonna teach him how to cook. Scout thought of it as a funny thing because boys aren 't supposed to cook girls are.