Atticus not only had the trial to worry about; however he had two children, Jem and Scout, that he has to raise on his own. He teaches them to avoid being prejudice, a common thing in their small town, and to live their lives with integrity. Atticus’ unorthodox parenting skills are called into question by several characters in the novel. Two characters in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, that criticizes Atticus about his parenting is Uncle
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout the book, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill many morals into his children throughout the story so that they will lead their lives fittingly in the future with a great understanding of the world. Atticus has his children read to a bitter old lady named Mrs. Dubose.
(Atwood)” The faint memories he had in his childhood continue to influence his decisions later in life, resulting in the Paradice project. Oryx experienced the worst abuse as a child, yet Atwood presents an Oryx that seems friendly and supportive. There is no evidence, however, that Oryx is not lying. No one really knows her background story, and can Crake really be trusted after what exterminating the human race? It’s most likely that, following the patterns of negligent childhood development and character flaws, that she is not telling the truth.
Scout and Jem are continually made fun of by their peers who call them and Atticus “nigger lovers”. People who were friends now hate them(new subproof), their friends from school now make fun of them because Scout and Jem’s Father is siding with a black man on the case. Some say it was good for Scout and Jem to learn to stand up for their morals at a young age(antithesis), but it was not healthy for Scout and Jem to experience such social loss. They are impressionable children who definitely could have sided with their peers on the issue of segregation. It was Atticus’s reasoning, Calpurnia’s kindness, and the black community’s love that allowed the children to stand with them.
But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
These actions have consequences, just like John said, “If you exploit people they become less likely to cooperate with you voluntarily” (PsychologyToday). We can relate this to “A Good Man is Hard to Find” because that is exactly what the grandmother did to her son Bailey. Bailey did not pay much attention to his mother because he already knew how manipulative and selfish she could be. The only reason why he did everything he did was for his kids. The grandmother would use the kids as targets to get what she wanted, because she knew Bailey would listen to them and not
Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
Boo Radley who “was not seen again for fifteen years”, is the most misunderstood person in Maycomb. His childhood mistakes marginalise him from society by a “form of intimidation Mr Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight.” To elaborate, Boo did not intend to separate himself and be perceived as a “malevolent phantom.” In truth, Boo is intensely lonely and wants to befriend the children in which he saves their lives. Similarly, in The
The environment in which Precious grew up in, is toxic, dysfunctional, and dangerous. The mother was abusive, verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Precious was also sexually abused by her father since the age of three. The second cue I identified is the Mothers refusal to accept responsibility for her actions in the way she raised and treated Precious. It was clear in the counseling session that the Mother still blames Precious for her significant other not wanting her and eventually leaving her.
The first major character is our nameless narrator who is an awful person that steals things just because he feels like it, “Who I am is just the habit of what I always was, and who I’ll be is the result” (p. 127). The narrator also has a very hard time keeping healthy relationships with family and significant others. The second major character is the baby, who the narrator names “Mason Joseph Andrews”, we don’t know much about him besides the fact that he’s a baby and survives the cold. Finally, the last major character is Dawn, she is the narrator’s ex-girlfriend and is stated by the narrator to be the motivation for his actions, hence the motivation for this story, even though she does not physically appear in the story. Next we have the three
Mom, this is your son hector and I hope you one day read this so you can hear about my adventures of being kept in a horrible camp for bad boys. Here it isn 't even the work they force us to do that upsets me the most, it 's the emotion they put you through. The kids call me names like idiot, worm, mole, and other saddening things. There is one ince friend here and he tried teaching me how to read, but these people think digging is more important than Learning words that I used to make this! So, they completely shut us down, that moment triggered something in me!
Those actions reflected on his kids, and even his wife. The woman that did basically the same thing her husband does. Seeing the bad in every situation. These parents tried to see the good, but it never turned out that way. They didn’t like anything that was related to the government.