This quote shows that Scout is not, in fact, deeply hurt by her father’s choices and is actually proud of him. While she does love a good fight, Scout cares more deeply about her father and pleasing him than whatever taunting she may face. Additionally, Atticus is teaching his children morals and values by taking this case, as shown above, the benefits of which greatly outweigh any negatives from taking the
In the beginning of the novel, Scout did not care about other people 's feelings, but she developed that in chapter three. Scout was in school when her teacher Miss. Caroline was verbally abused by Burris Ewell. Burris said “Report and be damned to ye! Ain 't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’!
Scout is not only made fun of by her brother, but she is also made fun of by Aunt Alexandra’s missionary ladies. During the missionary ladies meeting, Miss Maudie proceeds to say, “Where are your britches today?””Under my dress”(Lee 307). Aunt Alexandra invites Scout to have tea with her and the missionary ladies at her missionary meeting. The women attending the meeting, however, corner Scout with their questions and are secretly making fun of her. Scout is surprisingly wearing a dress and the missionary ladies fool around with her by asking where her britches are.
Jean Louise is still a youngster lady, so the way she freely talks could make Ms. Caroline felt like Scout was trying to taught or being more professional than Ms. Caroline. The hit from Ms. Caroline have made Scout feels very shook because that is the first time she gets hitted by an adult. That influenced Scout’s thought about school life and teacher in a negative way. Through chapter three, at page twenty-seven, Calpurnia shouted at Scout harshly because Scout was being impolite to Walter Cunningham. Walter is a boy who is living in one of the poorest family in Maycomb, he didn’t get enough meals everyday.
Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocence actions combine with Boo’s actions have changed the image of Boo, in their mind, from “inside the house lived a mavolent phantom” (10), a person that kills cats, eats squirrels, poisones pecans… to a neighbor that they can trust who saves them from Bob Ewell, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children can’t even come near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walks Boo up to
This displays that racism is a learned habit, taught by parents and teachers throughout their childhood. Soon, Scout notices that something is up with Atticus and sees that a mob has cornered him in the county jail. While she watches, she sees the “flash of plain fear” () in Atticus’ eyes and leaps into the crowd. She can sense the violence in the crowds heads and takes matters into her own hands when she sees her father being threatened. She attempts to cool the tense situation by talking to Mr. Cunningham about his son.
Peer pressure heavily influences Maycomb citizens throughout the novel, often pertaining to racism. One night, Jem and Scout go out late in the evening to find Atticus after he leaves the house for an unexplained reason. They find him in front of the jailhouse facing a mob angry about his defense of a Negro named Tom Robinson. In this mob, Scout sees Mr. William Cunningham Sr., the father of a friend at school. She is later upset about the fact that Mr. Cunningham almost hurt Atticus in his hurry to join in with other men in their potentially harmful activities.
Everybody said that Boo Radley was an meanest and evil person in Maycomb. Atticus told Jem, Scout, and Dill not to near the Radley place at all. Atticus said don't mess or bother with the Radley's family at all. Boo Radley watched people at night which was pretty creepy to me I think. Where I think they thought wrong about Boo Radley that nobody knows him that well, and that he placed a blanket over Scout the day of the fire when Miss Maudie house was on fire.
Scout is acting out at school; she nearly starts a fight with a classmate (Cecile Jacobs), after Cecile said “Scout Finch’s daddy defends niggers”. And another day she cursed and beat up Francis because he called Atticus a “nigger-lover.” Scout is acting this way because she can’t stand it, that people are disrespecting and insulting her father. She’s frustrated by people’s behavior and also I would say her inability to understand why people are acting the way
The last event that would help the character development of Boo Radley is when he protected Scout and Jem in the way that he could. While Scout and Jem were walking home late at night they suspect that someone is behind them and that they were about to be attacked, and they were, Boo Radley stepped in and saved the children. “We stopped and listened. shuffle - foot had not stopped with us this time. His trousers swished softly and steadily.