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. Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
He is doing this because he knows it is not right to kill Tom Robinson just because he is black and he was accused of a crime. Atticus is showing Jem how to be courageous by basically being the definition of courage, which is doing something that frightens one. This is a very severely scary circumstance because they are threatening Atticus and Tom’s life. But, Atticus remains courageous anyway. Moreover, Jem and Scout were at a school event and they started walking home in the dark by themselves.
Mayella is raising her brothers and sisters on her own and is abused by her father, Bob Ewell. Her loneliness leads her to seek out affection wherever she can, and unfortunately, she decides to pick on Tom Robinson. Tom was an innocent man who was falsely accused by Mayella Ewell of rape and abuse. In the novel they said that tom was trying to escape prison and so they shot him, but we all know that they killed him because he was a black man. For example, when Scout says what Mr.underwood said, “Mr.Underwood didn't talk about miscarriages of justice , he was writing so children could understand.
Calpurnia tells Scout, “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us...but you ain't called on to contradict em at the table when they don’t.” Calpurnia also plays a key role of racial differences during that time period. Even though she is African American, she
Moreover, Boo by nature is shy not leaving his house often not only this, but he is also according to Jem hiding from the racism and the discrimination. “...Scout, I think i’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time. . .
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. Explain: Answer, Cite, Explain (Use MLA Citation). (3 Sentences Minimum) Poverty has shaped her life by taking things for granted and thinks everything will go her way.
Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird courage comes across as something you are taught rather than valued as a given. This is shown through Scout, Atticus and Boo. Scout allows herself to let go of all the rumors and negative things said about Boo Radley. All through the book she was torn between the person Boo was made out to be and the realistic version of his true self. In chapter 31 Scout takes Boo by the
“You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This quote by Atticus Finch describes the nature of the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book the reader gets to see the true side of Maycomb by seeing everything through the eyes of the protagonist Scout Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird gives the reader a true look at the racism, sexism, and classism deeply rooted in Maycomb culture, by letting them see the reality of others’ lives. Racism is common practice in Maycomb. People fear being near or being associated with someone of a race other than white.
Lee also expresses this theme through Scout. She learns how to use politeness to avoid conflict when she resists the urge to fight Cecil Jacobs (Lee 85). While Scout does not understand the significance of her refusal to fight, it marks the beginning of her learning how to combat criticism. Harper Lee uses the theme of diplomacy and respect to counter the hatred of racism and the theme can be effectively applied to real life. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses themes through characters and actions to teach lessons about everyday life.
Also Scout realizes how her teacher was being hypocritical. Her teacher was always telling them “Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows her teacher is against persecution, then Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is good thing Tom Robinson was convicted because the blacks were getting too “high and mighty”. This meaning it is ok to persecute blacks and that she was contradicting herself.
Scout thinks to herself that there’s something amiss with this statement, and when she goes home, she asks Jem, “How can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home?” (page 331). Scout has a major realization that prejudice is also right where she lives. In addition to this, it’s easy to see how Scout relates this back to the Tom Robinson case, as there was enough evidence to prove Tom’s innocence, but because he was black, he was found to be “guilty”. When children are taught an idea or belief, they tend to stick with it, but the idea also needs to be enforced. The third graders are taught about how discrimination is a awful thing, but that belief is not enforced in their own town, which doesn’t make teaching the idea effective.
In the book to kill a mockingbird there is a character named Dubose she is strict and ill old lady. A reason she is strict “playing hookie i suppose i 'll just call the principal and tell him”(but it 's saturday)this shows that she is strict and she tried to blame them on breaking something and she kept criticising them for things like scout wearing overalls and saying she should be in a dress. And she keeps talking about ther dad and how he is working with an african american and saying. (sided 2) “Your father 's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” and she tries to change the kids how she wants them to be not how atticus wants them to be. Also miss dubose is a ill lady because when she is about to argue with jem and scout
In To Kill A Mockingbird, the novel shows prejudice. Prejudice is when you judge someone because of their race, how they look, or where they come from. In our world, when you see a gangster, you think he already killed someone or he is a bad guy but he is not. The novel is shown in a kid 's point of view because kids need to know not to judge people just by looking at them. Being prejudice is a really disrespectful.