Later, during their meal together, Walter pours syrup on his vegetables and meat. Scout asks him “what in the sam hill” he is doing and Walter ducks his head and puts his hands in his lap, seemingly embarrassed. Atticus shakes his head at her disapprovingly and then Calpurnia asks to see her in the kitchen. Calpurnia informs Scout, “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” she then goes on to say, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?” This event shows Scout’s intolerance of people at the beginning of the novel.
Despite this Dill he is the most interested in learning more about Boo. Dill is the first with Jem and Scout to try to look and talk to Boo to find out if all the rumors that he was told were true. Even though Boo Radley scares Dill, he thought that Boo was sad and lonely because he almost never came out of his house. This is evident when Jem and Dill decide to give a note to Boo inviting him out to get ice cream. They try to stick the note in a window with a fishing pole.
From chapter 3 of To Kill A Mockingbird and “Where the Food is Both Scarce and Risky,” both texts states about the negative effects of poverty involving with food. Jem invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch when he finds out that the boy doesn 't have any food. Walter asks for some molasses and proceeds to pour it all over his plate of food. Scout rudely ask him what the sam hill he was doing. Calpurnia gives her a lecture in the kitchen about how to treat their guests.
Out of boredom, Jem, Scout, and Dill hounded Boo without knowing the harm they caused. Some people declare that the children innocently badgered Boo Radley. They argue that the children lived in a small town without excitement. But unfortunately, this produces inadequate reasoning because the children should not have teased their neighbor for entertainment. Also, they disobey Atticus who did not want Boo mocked.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” “[Atticus]?” “-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(lee 36). Harper Lee’s finest piece of literature, To Kill a Mockingbird, shares the story of young “Scout” Jean Louise Finch and her older adolescent brother, Jem Finch. Their father, Atticus, attempts to teach his children to treat everyone with compassion, forgiveness and acceptance, contrary to the other families of their home town, Maycomb County. To judge a person entirely off of his or her first impression is common with children, but the Finch’s later realize their significant mistake after getting to know them. A local man, Arthur “Boo” Radley is first of the various people the Finch children see as something their not.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee portrays the racism that Scout witnesses during the 1930s and how her father influenced her as a person. Thanks to these moments Scout grows as a character and gains understanding about the world. Scout’s childhood experiences and influences, along with encounters of racism inspired Harper Lee to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout faces racism throughout the novel and none more significant than Atticus telling her advice about how to treat others, especially people of color, “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.” (p.33) Atticus’s words of wisdom reflect the standards that Scout upholds herself by. She does not think like a racist since her father views blacks as equal to whites and he will not judge them based on appearance.
Due to the nationality of Leanora and her father, the organization was able to form a community prejudice against them. Many difficult decisions hung over Leanora as she reacted in fear. Her responses became more personal and they gave the audience a better perspective of the hardships of a young black girl in the 1920’s. Leanora faced terrorizations from many of the community members, including some of her classmates, as the story stated, “Willie said: at the Klan meeting last night the dragons talked about lighting you and your daddy up to get them some warmth on a cold day. You’d be cheap fuel, they said.
When Walter Cunningham starts Scout “off on the wrong foot”, she acknowledges it in a way in which she believes is correct. In response to Walter Cunningham, Scout states “Catching Walter Cunningham in the schoolyard gave me some pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and told me to stop.” (Lee 22). Shown through this quote, Scout’s used her morals by rubbing Walter’s nose in the dirt as a way to handle her problems. Jem quickly disapproves of this act and later on, so does her father, Atticus. Furthermore, proving that Judge Paul Heath Till's explanation of Southern civility is reflected in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by rude, thoughtless and selfish conduct in
Being a newcomer to Maycomb, Dill becomes curious and wants to know what Boo is like. In an attempt to give Dill a sense of who he is, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six and a half feet tall... he dined on raw squirrels... his eyes popped.” (20) Jem’s exaggerated description demonstrates the community’s intense prejudice towards Boo Radley. The people are able to alienate a member based off of speculations. Scout, an innocent member of Maycomb, has grown up with the idea that Boo acts and looks like
At first, Scout is an outspoken, scrappy young girl who doesn’t know much about how to treat others. She invites Walter Cunningham over for lunch one day and ends up judging him for putting syrup on all of his food, which she doesn’t see as normal. Calpurnia pulls her into the kitchen, irate. “She was furious, and when she was furious Calpurnia’s grammar became erratic… ‘That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?’” (32) This is a defining moment in Scout’s developing maturity. Throughout the book, Aunt Alexandra tries to force Scout into her “young lady” norms, while Scout wants no part of it.
In the story Boo Radley plays the role of Scout and Jem’s guardian angel. He watches over them and helps them when they get into trouble. In the first chapters, the kids make fun of Boo, they taunt him. All they know about him is what they have heard, that he is a crazy man. Throughout the story though, Boo proves them wrong.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird follows the story of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and Jeremy “Jem” Finch. Growing up in small-town Maycomb, Alabama, the children are exposed to many intense, controversial events. Their father, Atticus Finch, portrays the moral character example of which they follow. In this story, the sibling relationship between Scout and Jem exemplifies the true meaning of the work: innocence versus reality. Lee’s portrayal of the two characters is quite fascinating, and accurate to the sibling standards of both now and the past; the bickering, role-playing games, and the curiosity that Jem and Scout have throughout the novel presents a relevant addition to the plot as a whole.
With Jem’s voice and characterization, Lee shows how a young immature boy can grow into a mature, independent man. First, Jem and his sister Scout face many difficult situations throughout the story, like when Jem encounters with Mrs. Dubose. This is one of the most significant coming-of-age scenes throughout the novel. The author portrays and describes Dubose as so “vicious” that the Finch siblings fear of walking by her front porch dreading of “being raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation” and name-calling (103). Both Jem and Scout soon become use
To Kill A Mockingbird and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings are two novels about two females and their endeavor with racism. Although these two girls are two different skin colors they face the same very harsh world from their own point of view. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, the main character, has a father, Atticus, and a brother, Jem, that live in the south as a family. Her father is assigned a case as a lawyer to defend a Negro man against rape, throughout that time the family is severely harassed about Atticus’s assignment. Although the situation about racism in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the same as the first novel, the dynamic of it all is entirely flipped.
As Scout matures and understands the world in a new way, she learns the perspectives of her fellow townspeople in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Miss Caroline attempts to provide Walter Cunningham with money. Understanding the Cunningham’s position to “never [take] anything off of anybody,” Scout realizes Walter’s inability to accept Miss Caroline’s offer (30). Subsequently, when Walter pours molasses over his dinner, Scout’s own ability to understand Walter’s side surpasses her aptitude. After Scout ridicules Walter, Calpurnia scolds her for not letting Walter do as he wishes.