Scout expresses this when she was excluded from Jem and Dill’s little adventure to drop off a note to the Radley’s front door, “Will not. This yard’s as much mine as it is yours, Jem Finch. I got just as much right to play in it as you have.”(61). Scout also learns to wear a dress once in awhile, just like Miss Maudie, to perform her societal duty as a female around others, such as during one of Alexandra’s missionary circle meetings, “I was wearing my pink Sunday dress, shoes, and a petticoat…”(306). It is possible that Miss Maudie is the reason why Scout prefers pants over dresses, and the reason Scout have a sharp tongue at some times.
Over the course of the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout changes immensely in many ways. Jean Louise Finch(Scout) the daughter of Atticus Finch, becomes very different at the end of the book, than the beginning. Scout becomes more mature, a respectful lady, and begins to accept people the way they are. Throughout the novel Scout changes in many ways. Every
Harper Lee uses Scout in many cases to show how she thought Southern Womanhood used to have a negative impact. Fairly early on in the book, Scout tells us about how Jem told her to go find girls to hangout with, “I was not so 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”(54). In this example, Scout had just finished trying to convince Jem that Atticus knew they were making fun of Boo Radley. The quote shows how Scout is expected to act like a girl and hangout with girls, because girls shouldn’t play rough with the boys. In another example, Aunt Alexandra tries to change the way Scout acts,
Race plays a big role in both the novels, although they interpret it differently. It is very clear that Scout doesn’t really care about the skin color of the people in the town. She sees a lot of it from her father’s occupation. Scout is constantly confused on why they want to hurt Tom Robinson, and is fine with sitting with the colored folks on the balcony of the courtroom. She also says in the novel on page 304 that she thinks, “Naw Jem, I think there’s just one
Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout Finch are the two main characters, Jem is Scout's older brother. They have a father named Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella, and had to go to trial. Throughout the story many of the Finches neighbors are introduced. One of their neighbors, Boo Radley, is very mysterious.
Scout is definitely a character we see growth in. She goes from being a little girl who can’t control her anger to a young lady that wants a change in the world. In this quote, Scout shows that she tries to climb into Jem 's skin and understand what he is going through. In this part of the chapter was when the tree hole, that has the gifts got filled up and Jem felt bad about not giving anything in return. When scout saw that Jem was moody and sad, she didn’t want to bother him.
Scout realized he did that because many people were afraid that he would hurt them. Boo is not sociable, Many people say that he is a creepy, old, unhappy man. Scout later realizes that he is not mean and that he is generous. Boo finds ways to treat the kids in many different ways. He is a very kind man towards Scout and Jem.
Scout says, “Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in” (Lee 129). While Scout is saying this, she is talking to a group of men who are trying to kill Tom Robinson. This shows that even though this almost death scene is right in front of her, she doesn’t know what is happening is just trying to calm down the mood of everyone, and return the human to people but later realizes, when she is older, that she
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. There are the poor families, and they are treated like garbage, and there are the very unfortunate families.
Atticus is also to blame for her confident, since he is an upstanding and intelligent man in the community. In the beginning of the novel, Scout speaks on behalf of her classmates when the teacher asks questions, which took courage since she ultimately gets in trouble for everything she says to Miss Caroline, “I rose graciously on Walter’s behalf: “Ah-Miss Caroline?” “What is it, Jean Louise?” “Miss Caroline, he’s a Cunningham” (Lee 20). When