The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children cannot even go near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walk Boo up to his front porch. Throughout the novel, Scout has changed her view of Boo after a chain of Boo’s actions toward her. As Scout grows older, she becomes wiser to understand her father’s lesson, “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 ” (39). Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it.
In the story “The Minister’s Black Veil” the people in the village started to judge Mr.Hooper because of the veil. They all wanted to know why their minister suddenly began to wear a black veil hiding his face from them. He no longer fit in with the people in the village and he didn’t meet their expectations of what a minister should be like so they started saying things about Mr.Hooper. At the beginning of the story when they were in the church and Mr.Hooper began wearing the veil a person
“Maturation in the Eye” As a child grows up, a multitude of people help them to mature into the young adults they assure to be. These people can be parents, teachers, celebrities, or even friends. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee shows the maturation of a child through a young girl’s perspective named Scout. The novel takes place in Maycomb, Alabama where many situations conflict causing the children, Scout and Jem, to eyewitness maturation. Maycomb’s community endure many remonstrations surrounding one major event, the trial.
A Comparison of the Different Family Dynamics in Maycomb County Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird shows how much the environment one is raised can affect one’s future. Atticus raises Scout and Jem in a relaxed and loving environment, whereas Bob Ewell raises his children in a house filled with anger. When one compares Atticus Finch 's’ parenting style, and its impact on his children to Bob Ewell’s lack of parenting and the way that affected his children, one is able to see just how much one’s home determines one 's life. One’s upbringing is the main factor that determines one’s personality and attitude, as shown in the Finch family. Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem’s father is a very open minded man, and attempts to instil this in his children.
Coming of Age Coming-of-age is difficult for both teens and parents. The parents often have trouble parenting when the teenager is disrespectful and confused. Teenagers do not realize that their parents have been in the same shoes as them and know what is best for them.. Coming-of-age involves recognizing different perspectives. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is an example of a character whose coming of age process involves gaining a different perspective. Lee states that, “This was too good to miss… I pushed my way through dark smelly bodies and burst into the circle of light… Hey Mr. Cunningham, How’s your entailment get’un along” (Lee 205).
Finally, the racism in To Kill A Mockingbird is very normalized and present. Although by seeing these clear acts of racism, readers are reminded that although it may happen frequently it can prove to be problematic. Also, racism can cloud the minds of others and make them think irrationally, and how people who view their racist actions as normal and acceptable are wrong and close-minded. Therefore, the novel To Kill A Mockingbird teaches us the importance of treating others the way we would like to be
When she destroys the marigolds for the last time, her brother keeps on trying to stop her: "Lizabeth, stop, please stop!" This proves that in fact she ended up more as a child then a woman, and her brother is more man than child. At the end the confusion she had with the marigolds is gone and she realizes why they are
After Sam found out that this time Sam was very serious about the divorce plans he became to use more hurtful forms of domestic violence in a emotional way, discouraging Beth to end the her plans. On Chapter 9, page 120, Sam humiliated Beth in front of her friend Debra, by yelling at her that she can 't take anything of her stuff without an order. However, after all Sam let Beth in the house just for her to found out that he got rid of all her clothes. All the descriptions above clearly show how Beth was a victim of all the concepts over the power and control wheel. However, the actual use of intimidation that Sam constructed over Beth environment and actions was the triggering point that kept Beth at the side of his
At the opening of Harper Lee 's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout Finch are two young children growing up in Maycomb County, Alabama. At five and nine years old respectively, Scout and Jem are at a crucial time in their lives where they go through many experiences that have an impact on their emotional growth. Throughout part one of To Kill a Mockingbird, both jem and scout learn valuable lessons that help both children mature. Jem shows immaturity when he starts to push away scout because she is a girl and can 't do what boys do. When jem is making a plan to give a note to boo radley he doesn 't tell scout the plan pushing her away so only him and dill could give boo a the note they plan to write.
To Kill A Mockingbird leaves a big impact on the reader’s characterization of Scout’s maturity. She started out as a rebellious and childish girl but then starts to form into a mature and understanding woman. The Tom Robinson trial is one instance where the reader can see how Scout has changed during the novel up until this point. Scout has changed drastically throughout the novel and the Tom Robinson trial is an incredible example of it. The literary elements the chapters present allow the reader to acknowledge how Scout gradually
Calpurnia also allows Scout to wear overalls whereas Aunt Alexandra encourages Scout to wear dresses as it is more ladylike. This is once again an example of how these two women are involved in social prejudice; Calpurnia is trying to do what is best for the children when Aunt Alexandra is only trying to obey the social class order. Prejudice is shown in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee through the contrasting characters and how they differ with characters of similar roles in social and racial situations. The contrasting ways in which Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell act towards the court case make racial prejudice an obvious issue, and the contrasting opinions and influences between Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra make social prejudice
Throughout the entire book there is a constant motif of symbolism in relation to the title among others, including the injustice of society. Harper Lee chose to write To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a child from the perspective of an adult reminiscing because she wanted to straightforwardly address the injustices of society, justify the reliability of Scout 's accounts, and to implicate the growth and development of Scout first-handedly. As a child without much "hard" evidence on certain situations, Scout is left to draw her own conclusions. Harper Lee chose to write from Scout 's current perspective as a way to get a reader out of their own