Mayella Ewell is used in the story to comprehend the poorer class of people in the story and their struggles through the 1960s. When Tom Robinson testifies, Scout thinks to herself that Mayella must be the loneliest person in the world. Mayella spends most of her time all alone or with the children, has no friends, and rarely leaves the house. When Atticus asked had she any friends, she seemed not to know what he meant, then she thought he was making fun of her. When Atticus treats Mayella respectfully, she thinks he is sassing her.
For example, she really wants know about Boo Radley. She always wonders why he never comes out. Whenever I don 't know about something that I really want to know about it, I never know until the thing I want to know about just shows up to me. For example, Boo Radley comes up to her because he saved both Jem and Scout. This is how I mainly connect to Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Since the children are rarely chastised, they don’t show respect for their parents because they infrequently get in trouble for their actions. In addition, when George started to turn off all of the technology sources throughout the house, Peter and Wendy begged their mother to let them have a couple more minutes in the nursery. She reported back to George and he said, “’All right—alright, if they’ll shut up. One minute mind you and then off forever’” (16).
Try fighting with your head for a change.” In other words Atticus, Scout’s father is telling her not to worry or care what people think but to not use violence to fight back to use her head and ignore them to keep her head high. Scout learns that instead of making her life hard and hurtful listening to people insult her father, to just ignore the people’s opinion. The motif in the chapter it shows us that Scout doesn’t need her fists to defend her family.
She has a brand new foster home she has to adjust to. She also who has a mother who just throughs her to the side and doesnt care shes there. Lastly she has a social worker who doesn't even try to help make Dawns situations in life better. First off Dawn is a 13 year old girl, and even though she has had no one to guide her through life she should have better morals for herself. I'm not quite how sure a 13 year old girl can
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel.
To Kill a Mockingbird resembles the theme of Coming of Age because of the Finch children. In the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird Jem and Scout, are innocent and haven’t yet realized what the real world can have in store for them. Jem loses his innocence and starts to enter adulthood when he see’s Tom Robinson 's trial and that the jury was discriminating someone just because of their skin color. Scout begins her descent into adulthood at the end of the book when Boo saves her and Jem from Bob. She finally sees Boo as a person and doesn’t judge him anymore for where he lives or what he does in life, a lesson that Atticus tried to teach the children in the beginning of the
Cal, but you talked like they did in church…’ That Calpurnia led a modest double life never dawned on me. The idea that she had a separate existence outside our household was a novel one, to say nothing of her having command of two languages. ”(167) The fact that it never dawned on Scout that Calpurnia had a life outside of the Finch house shows that she was a small minded child in the beginning of the novel, but after going to church with Cal it is clear that through this Lee shoes Scout maturing by her understanding Calpurnia outside of the Finch residence. The quote symbolize how Scout is realizing that people do not always act like they do when they are in public.
In fact, any child that tried to make friend with were met with a moody child that preferred to play alone and only interact with the natural things. Being a lonely kid Pearl opts to communicate with her own reflection and this also helps the reader to know what is happening in the book. For her age, pearl is able to communicate effectively with adults like her parents. She relates to them in a very complicated way that other children her own age cannot do and through this we see he asking her parent's very hard questions. This characteristic helps the author to pass across the themes that he intended to pass when he was writing the novel like sin punishment and
Ever since Rosemary was little, her dad Joseph was always comparing her to her brother and since she was his first daughter but third child he expected her to be as intelligent as her siblings and she was pretty much looked upon by her father as a special needs child. Rosemary was not like normal people and was seen to be irregular just like the women in flatland. Also in flatland, the women were not aloud to go to school because they were thought of as not that smart enough to attend school. If you Diana Anderson Block 3 11/17/15 think about it, in flatland they are pretty much segregating/
She also learns not to judge people because of their past and the stories you have heard about them. There are many lessons through out To Kill a Mockingbird that scout learns. First scout as a little girl who doesn 't like anyone talking about her and her family; she learned to control her anger. Atticus told her to not listen to what everyone says about her, on top of that he forbid her to fight. Then Atticus said "Try fighting with your head for a change."
The parents of Lori, Jeannette, Brian and Maureen are irresponsible. The kids have grown up without independence because they have been stuck in a life they did not choose. Sometimes it is hard for their parents to provide food and shelter for them. Their parents always say they are moving again, and the kids cannot do anything about it, but accept it. However, what their parents did teach them, was how to be smart people.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout matures throughout the book as she matures her innocent nature is gradually lost and she realizes how senseless and brutal people can be. In the beginning she has still not seen any of the bad things people do in the world. Her innocence at is first shown when Dill asks Scout to marry him because they don’t now what marriage really is they both go along with it and say that they are married from then on. Another example of Scout’s innocence is when after she goes to school and gets in trouble she comes home and tells Atticus that she does not want to go to school anymore. She says that Burris Ewell only comes one day then goes home lie it would be a good thing to be a Ewell because you would not
Harper Lee shows slight signs of the loss of innocence as she gets older and tries to understand things. As Scout loses this innocence, she won’t get it back. An example of her loss would be when she thinks to herself, “As Atticus once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it…” (Lee 48). This metaphor showed the reader her slight maturing as she starts to understand how others feel.