In this story, Scout explores her childhood, by having fun in the sun, making new friends, and spending time with her brother “Jem” Jeremy Finch. She was living a typical and peaceful life, until it one day, that peace was shattered. It was on this day, that Scout’s
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
To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the perspective of Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch, a young girl of Maycomb County. As Scout grows older, she witnesses or is subjected to the harsh realities of life: racism, prejudice, small-mindedness, traditional gender roles and expectations, social hierarchy and the coexistence of good and evil. First-person narration is a technique that effectively enhances how the reader, through Scout’s eyes, learns about those realities. “‘Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.’ I mumbled that I was sorry and retired mediating upon my crime.” (p.17) is the first example of Scout encountering small-mindedness in the novel.
Imagine being a new family in the town of Holcomb, a quaint, remote town located about 450 miles west of Kansas. What would be the first things in which you notice about the community? Would it be the lack of paved roads? The fact that the majority of the buildings here are dilapidated and vacant? Or perhaps you realize that the town doesn't even have a working telephone line?
Eight of the nine boys were sentenced to death even after medical evidence had proved that they had not raped the women on the train. The case was then appealed and retried for the Alabama Supreme Court. This trial resulted in seven of the eight boys being convicted again with one boy being let off because he was younger. This trial, Powell v. Alabama, shaped the way juries are selected since the Scottsboro Boys had originally been given a biased jury. The case was then sent back down to lower courts in Alabama to go on trial again.
[Francis said he reckoned I got told, for me to just sit there and leave him alone. ' I ain't bother I said...] (Lee 84) Jem and Scout show themselves as brave and confident through many situations in To Kill A Mockingbird, but they have a little help and push through the book. Jem and Scout defends their father as he is being teased for defending a black man. Jem takes on the challenge of confronting the Radley's house. And Scout defend his father as her cousin bosses his father
Many people are mistreated but it had happened to Boo and Tom the most no matter what the other people races. Although, it could happen to anyone, black or white but it was more often than not black males that got mistreated and misjudged the most. While racism is an awful thing and continues to exist today, the people of Maycomb could have done many things to stop it but no one stepped up to really put their foot on racism and crush it. From everything that had happened, misjudging people for their skin tone or religion has gone on for too long and has led to many incidents like Holocaust and/or Slavery and needs to get shut down so we don’t have something like this
Growth and Maturity: Jem and Scout’s morals and values in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird Children develop their morals and values from the actions of those around them. Throughout the novel “ To Kill a Mockingbird” Jem and Scout learn several life lessons from their many teachers. Scout Finch, one of the protagonists of Lee’s story, is taught to consider things from other people's perspective. Furthermore Jem learns about social classes and hypocrisy in the adult world. Finally Jem and Scout were both taught by Boo Radley that one cannot be judged and should not be judged by anything other than their actions.
Scout Finch Jean Louise Finch, known as Scout Finch is the protagonist and narrator of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. At the beginning of the story Scout is nearly a six years old, Scout ends the story at eight years old having learned important values throughout the novel. Scout Finch has shown many apparent characteristics throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. She is curious, intelligent and a tomboy. Firstly, Scout is intelligent.