He is trying to get everyone in the town of Maycomb to treat everyone equally. 3. scout fights with Cecil Jacobs and Francis because they are making fun of her father. 4. Aunt Alexandra disapproves of scout because she doesn 't like her friends and how she dresses. 5.
Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel. A mature character would not pick a fight or label people based on their money; however, by the end of the novel, Scout sees that these things are wrong.
Sister also points out that she has to prepare the green tomato pickle since “Mama had turned both the niggers loose.” Mama shames Stella-Rondo for making such a dish that will not agree with Uncle Rondo or Shirley-T. At this point Sister feels as if she is being criticized by every family member and can not please anyone. Due to this story being told in first-person point of view, it is vital that Sister retell the story exactly as it happens. However, the reader must take into account Sister’s altered state of mind when reading the
Aunt Alexandra is stubborn and says Scout cannot invite or spend time with Walter because quote on quote “he is trash”. The scene ends with Jem explaining how the class system works in Maycomb, the whites(The Finches), the farmers(The Cunninghams) in the woods, the trash(the Ewells) who live in the dumps, and the african americans(First Purchase Church), and each class looks down upon the one below it. This scene in the book shows that regardless of how nice,kind,loyal, and respectful the cunninghams are they aren't treated equally just because of their class. In conclusion, Walter is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird who is discriminated against. He is discriminated by teachers like Miss Caroline, by his friends like Scout, and even adults like Aunt Alexandra just because of his class.
By talking to Sister James alone, Father Flynn not only broke the rules but also seems suspicious. Father Flynn seems suspicious by talking to Sister James due to him taking time out of his day to go and try to convince her of his innocence. During the conversation between Father Flynn and Sister James, Father Flynn seems to threaten Sister James in a way: “You might lose your place as well” (Shanley 40). Father Flynn goes out of his way to convince Sister James of his innocence, which is very odd behavior considering she is at a lower position than himself. Father Flynn also goes and talks to Sister Aloysius against the
What Benny is saying in other words, is that she is against believing in god and is unhappy how god is credited for all of man's achievements. Benny’s family values were also little to nonexistent. As a result Benny did not carry any sentimental emotions when it came to her family. Instead Benny felt more rage towards her family as she said to Mama about Walter “ He’s no brother of mine” (145). Furthermore Benny goes on to say “There is nothing else to love” when Mama says “I taught you to love” Walter (145).
Another character who values modesty is Miss Maudie Atkinson, their neighbor across the street. After Atticus had shot the dog, Jem was all butthurt that he did not know anything about it. While they were at Maudie’s, Jem and Scout were going on and on about how he could not believe that Atticus could actually do something like that. With this, Miss Maudie simply replies with, “‘People in their right minds never take pride in their talents’” (Lee 130). With this, readers can see that Miss Maudie values modesty because
Her grandma tries to warn her when she first meets Glen about the trouble he could be, but she ignores her saying that her granny doesn’t know him like she does. Glen and Anney get married, and Glen becomes quite skilled with hiding what goes on behind closed doors with Bone. He is not afraid to openly abuse her in front of Anney though, who then does nothing short of yelling. Glen grabs Bone drags her into the bathroom, and slams her shoulder into the frame. Anney cries for him to stop, but does nothing to stop him from beating her daughter (Allison
Atticus told Scout, “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). Scout doesn’t fully grasp this concept until the end of the book, several years later, where she alludes to Atticus’ saying. The messages she and Jem received on the way helped her come to this understanding. Atticus taught them to respect their elders, no matter how cantankerous they may be. Jem ruined Mrs. Dubose’s flowers after a particularly disrespectful comment about Atticus, and he made Jem read to her.
Creon explains that his harsh punishment is just, as the law must be followed always, especially when dealing with a woman (107). Haemon and Creon disagree about Antigone’s punishment and while their argument started civil, it devolves into a verbal dispute, with Creon saying that his son is fighting the woman’s battle (108). This is meant to insult Haemon and imply he isn’t fighting for any moral reason, but instead because he cares about a woman. Creon also accuses his son of being a plaything of a mistress (108). These belittling remarks show that Creon’s anger about the situation comes from the fact the transgressor of his will was a