“First of all,” he said. “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(30). Atticus said that to Scout when she complains about her first day of school that her teacher, Miss Caroline, told her that Atticus taught her all wrong and not to read anymore. Atticus later explain that they could not expect Miss Caroline to learn all Maycomb’s way in one day, because she is from another place, and they could not hold her responsible when she know no better.
The children’s readiness to imitate X and accept themselves over their gender roles is contrasted by the opposition and resistance to the genderless state by the adults (Gould). The children seem less disturbed by X than the adults because, unlike the adults, the children eventually embrace the destruction of gender roles while the parents of the children insist that there’s something wrong with not fitting gender stereotypes (Gould). The point that Gould is trying to make is that the adults are forcing the idea of gender stereotypes onto children because the adults have been taught to conform to gender roles as well. In this way, the adults believe their children should conform the same way the adults did. The children
Scout didn 't understand when Mrs. Caroline said, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore. It is best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I’ll take you over here and try to undo the damage” (Lee 19). Scout 's experience in school has helped her understand people better. When Miss Caroline offered Walter Cunningham a quarter and Walter didn 't except it, Scout informed Miss Caroline that he 's a Cunningham and Cunningham 's never take anything that they can 't pay back.
Atticus always has empowering advice to give to his children because of his integrity and ability to stay calm. When Scout struggles to make a good impression on her first day of school, she tells Atticus that she is not going back and that she does not like her teacher, Miss. Caroline. Atticus reminds Scout that it is Miss. Caroline’s first day as well and told her that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 33).
Lee reinforces the failure of Maycomb’s education system once again through students in grade one, who were not expected to contribute and participate during class. This is evident when “no comment seemed to be expected of us” in Miss Caroline’s class. The noun phrase “no comment” emphasis that learning is silence from Miss Caroline’s class; therefore students were unable to clarify their thoughts and questions towards what they are learning. Not being able to ask and clarify, students will not be excited for their lessons, yet motivation on learning will be
Atticus taught Scout right from wrong, how to respond to difficult situations, and how to treat others. Additionally, he was the person that she turned to when she was in trouble, and he helped her in any way that he could. The most important thing that he taught her is that she needs to be kind to everyone and that she cannot just fight or argue out her feelings. An example of this is after the first day of school where Scout spent the whole day in trouble with her new teacher. After this happened, Atticus advised her that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-”Sir?”- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee 39).
This gets a little complicated though because students are often not heard or asked their opinions. Feeling like their opinion doesn’t matter is very discouraging to students but the ones that dare to make themselves heard say that is very inspiring to actually get their point across. Betty Jo Jordan, executive assistance to the State Superintendent of West Virginia, said after speaking with a few middle to high school age girls, “I think sometimes we completely ignore the fact that these kids think a lot about a lot of things. We don’t really ask them for their opinions or their ideas on how to make schools better... That was very enlightening.” (Patrick) About a year or so after that group of girls spoke to her, I had a personal conversation with one of them and she has informed me on how much more she values her education from the experience. School reform, as well as school itself, should be utilized to benefit students in every way possible and I see no better way to do that than putting them right into
In chapter two, Scout went to her first day of school and met her teacher, Miss Caroline. Scout was trying to explain why Walter Cunningham would not take Miss Caroline’s money, but Miss Caroline would not listen to her. I found that this was rude of the teacher to ignore Scout, because I believe that a person should listen to and respect what someone says, no matter
As we grow older, most of us learn not to judge others until we understand their lives and how they live them. However, the younger population is generally not accustomed to this and usually believe that almost everyone lives life like them or similar to them. A massive part of aging is learning, which is just what the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, is beginning to understand. In the given excerpt, Scout’s father Atticus teaches her to look through the eyes of other people before judging them or their situation. In the first paragraphs of the excerpt, we learn about Scout’s deep resentment towards her new first grade class.
She always get a compliment from Amy even when she do something improperly so that brings Jane to be a mood,lack self-discipline and poor social skill person. After Amy decides to change her parenting style and let her children do things by themselves. When she says that she won’t cook breakfast and do homework for them anymore so the children were shocked and cannot immediately adapt to a situation. After that Amy realizes that what she did before is indirect hurting her children so she gradually change to raise them in an authoritative style. She still give a compliment to her children but only when they do something really impressive not as always as in the past.