To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel full of intricate and in-depth characters that help the main character, Scout, on her journey of growing up and accepting the differences in everyone. Every character helped Scout in some way to become the person she was at the end of the book. Even though every character serves a purpose in Scout’s life, some people believe that Dill Harris, Scout’s best friend, does not play an important role in Scout’s development in the story. I believe Dill played a very important part in helping Scout become empathetic and realize things from other people’s perspective. He also played a big part in advancing the plot; without him Jem and Scout would never have reached the level of fascination they had with Boo Radley.
It is almost like you don 't get to know the whole sum of Scouts life without Calpurnia in the movie. Also, since Calpurnia isn 't in the movie as much, the kids never end up going to church with Cal, nor does Scout ask to go over to Calpurnia 's house. This is significant because the kids do not get to realize exactly how much the black community of Maycomb, besides a few people, look up to Atticus and the whole Finch family. So, not having Calpurnia in the movie eliminates a large part of Scouts life that can be visualized in the novel. Not having Calpurnia in the movie as much gives a person, who has read the book, a sense of loss.
Her mind completely distracted by the recent excitement, Aunt Alexandra did something that would stick with Scout forever. Upon helping Scout with her ruined costume, Alexandra handed Scout a pair of overalls to dress in for the time being. Although it seems like a small action, it truly defined Aunt Alexandra as a character. In that moment, despite all of the exhilarating acts that followed that night, Scout had decided that maybe her aunt was not as horrid as she seemed; and Alexandra had decided that maybe Scout wouldn’t become a proper lady… But she was alright with that as
In this light, it would have been impossible for Genie to learn any languages. In line with this is the Piaget 's Stage Theory with the assumption that the other people were not necessary for the acquisition of new skills and practices. For Genie 's case, this has been reversed (the theory might not be necessarily wrong), with the fact that in her cognitive development started when she was older than 13 years of age. After the transfer of Genie to LA children 's Hospital, pediatricians, psychologists, and linguists treated her. Exposing her outside hospital, everything is a new experience for her, and it had great progresses, as she learned to play, chew, dress herself, and enjoy music.
Summer homework sounds good in theory, but there are many reasons why it simply is not beneficial. Lisa Belkin wrote an article for the New York Times which addresses the very topic of summer homework. Belkin was a teacher and principal who strongly advocated giving students summer homework before quitting her job to raise her children. From this new perspective as a mother instead of a teacher, Belkin was able to get a new view on summer homework. She realized that the completion of summer homework does not just involve the student.
She displays being a young lady by saying, “Aunt Alexandra looked across the room at me and smiled. She looked at a tray of cookies on the table and nodded at them. I carefully picked up the tray and watched myself walk to Mrs. Merriweather. With my very best company manners, I asked her if she would have some. After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (pg.202).
In my opinion, Calpurnia is a much better mother figure that Aunt Alexandra. Calpurnia shows the children love and compassion throughout their lives. She takes care of them, cooking for them and teaching them to read. When Jem starts to grow up and mature, he begins to push Scout away. Calpurnia took Scout to the kitchen with her and bonds with her.
I know that many parents are hesitant to allow their children to be exposed to the topics discussed in the book. But parents most often have no idea what goes on in the hallways before class. The concerned mother of a junior student wrote in a twelve page letter outlining her hesitations that, “This book is not so innocent; instead, this book is filthy, too much for teenagers”. With the way kids act in the hallways even before high school, I don’t believe that there are many new concepts that books could introduce. In addition, Evan Rankoff explains that, “the people… want their children to have open, expansive minds”.
This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel. Marilyn never expresses her feelings about being a housewife directly and therefore she is not able to get help from those around her. If she has chosen to be more abrupt with her desires and demand that she should be allowed to study then maybe her life would have turned out
Just then I realized there was a note written in blood, it read: I know were your brother is, Wayville, come alone. Without a second thought, I walked outside and got on my motorcycle for some reason I don’t know. My neighbor walked out and asked me what I was doing, I replied with something along the lines off finding someone, they just laughed but managed to get out, “Honey just let the police do their jobs, they’ll find Darin,” But I rode off anyway. I had no idea what I was getting into. About an hour later my motorcycle stopped working.