In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee explores the dynamics of a loss of innocence through racism, unique perspectives, and exposure to an unjust society. Because of Calpurnia’s background, she is able to instill values of equity in the children. In Tom Robinson’s trial, Harper Lee illustrates how fear and racism are more powerful than reason and moral integrity. Because of Scout and Jem’s exposure to their immoral society, they come to dramatically different conclusions of good and evil. Through the numerous life lessons that constitute their maturing, the children are taught to recognize human nature.
Scout (Jean Louise)- Jean Louise (more commonly known as Scout) is introduced to us as a young six year old girl who is innocent, but intrigued in the world. “‘If you shouldn’t be defendin‘ him, then why are you doin’ it?’ ‘For a number of reasons,' said Atticus. 'The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.’ ‘You mean if you didn’t defend that man, Jem and me wouldn’t have to mind you any more?’ ‘That’s about right.’ ‘Why?’” (Lee 78). This shows that Scout is determined to learn as much as possible about the world.
Calpurnia was with them through all the years of them growing up. She was the one to give motherly advice, and listen to all the troubles the children may have. In this way, I believe Calpurnia was motherly. Although Calpurnia has children of her own, she cares for Scout and Jem like they were also her children. She bathed them, dressed them, fed them, and took poll of how their day was every evening. " 'I don't want nobody sayin' I don't look after my children,' she muttered." (118) Calpurnia definitely acted like a mother towards Scout and
Donald Trump once said, “sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” Atticus Finch fights a battle against Maycomb County and although he knows that he will not win he brings Maycomb a step closer to justice. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes characters, setting, and conflicts in order to illustrate Aunt Alexandra’s acceptance of Scout, Francis ‘ prejudice, and Atticus’ urge for equality.
Scout said herself the only time she sees Aunt Alexandra is at mealtimes or before bedtime. When the children do converse with Alexandra, the conversations are often kept short, awkward, and rude. “When I appeared in the doorway, Aunty would look as if she regretted her request” (Lee 176). Scout was constantly reminded of how she feels pleasant with Calpurnia. Calpurnia is a better mother figure than Aunt Alexandra.
Many children experience the lavish love of mothers, but those who lost their mothers at a young age often have replacement mothers set up by their remaining parent. Calpurnia established herself into the Finch family as a mother figure in Jem and Scouts’ lives. While cooking for the Finch family, this southern black woman filled the motherless voids in the children’s hearts. Although Cal’s job required only cooking skills, she utilized her best traits by being motherly, responsible, and brave. Wise old Calpurnia obtained many good attributes in her lifetime which she exercised in her job. Diligently, Calpurnia cooked, cleaned, served, loved, and taught while completing the Finch family with love and kindness. Her vital characteristics include motherly, responsible, and brave.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Calpurnia, and Atticus stand out when courage comes to mind. These characters show courage in many unique ways with different situations. In the early 1930s, in the deep south, racial discrimination was a huge conflict, for example, the Jim Crows Laws were in play, and it legalized segregation between blacks and whites. Courage isn’t always shown in situations, but simply throughout growing up.
Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch has a level-headed and just personality, whilst his family’s cook, Calpurnia, is strong-headed and critical. Although differences in their characters set them apart, what brings them together is their equal, passionate love and care for the Finch children. Through different methods, both Atticus and Calpurnia make positive impacts on the children’s lives through lessons, lectures and experiences. Thus, though bearing strikingly different personalities, what makes Atticus and Calpurnia similar is that they both have the the best intentions for the Finch children and work hard to mold them into young, respectable adults.
Calpurnia can be a particularly difficult character to understand in To Kill a Mockingbird. She has worked for the Finch's family as the cook ever since Jem Finch was born. Even though Cal, which is what everyone always calls her for short, is just the Finch family's cook, she does way more than just cook. Calpurnia is loving towards the Finch family;and she acts as a motherly figure for Jem and Scout; she is a hard worker, and she goes above and beyond in what she does, and she likes to be presentable in public, especially in front of the other African-Americans in town.
Have you ever thought what would happen if one person started to believe in something that’s others didn’t. Then what if everybody else started to follow along. That reminds me of this game called Fortnite. One person started playing it then everybody followed along. This relates back to To Kill A Mockingbird by showing how racism has affected their town. One person shares his opinion about racism then everybody starts to agree with it. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper lee she shows that characters like Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond and Tom Robinson are described as mockingbirds. This shows how they are all good people just judged by other people.
To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is a coming-of-age story. This story is about the Finch family living in the unjust times of the 1930s in their hometown of Maycomb, Alabama. The main character Scout and her brother Jem are children who grow very much in the three years of their lives in this book. Atticus,the father of the Finch family is a lawyer that is different than everyone else in society and tries to view everyone. Because of Atticus’s morality he does something any other white lawyer wouldn’t do. Through this event the children are shown how the real world is like for the reason that they did not have very much experience before. This story is built upon empathy. Without it nobody would help each other or even understand
In 1960 Harper Lee published a book by the name of To Kill a Mockingbird. The book tells the tale of a young girl named Scout and her life in the town of Maycomb. Harper Lee surrounds Scout with characters, her brother Jem, their friend Dill, her father, Atticus, Her Aunt Alexandra, and many others. The interactions of these characters and the events of the book portray the good and the bad of the 1930's, the book's setting. While the narrative displays many key themes of the time period, from racism to religion. Injustice, one prevalent theme to both book and time period most often surfaces through the events of the novel. However, the author uses one character to represent the smaller injustices of the time, Scout's upper class aunt, Alexandra.
The way people handle moral dilemmas are often different. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee show various moral dilemmas and how different characters deal with it. Scout chose to be different in handling with her moral dilemma and change for the better while Mayella does not change and does wrong. In an odd way two different women (Miss Maudie and Calprina) show great moral choices in this novel. Both Atticus and Bob Ewell are different people and in their moral dilemmas. As you can see in this novel, there are so many different characters and deal with their moral dilemmas differently
People judge Atticus because he is defending a black man. Atticus says “Tom Robinson is a decent man.” Tom Robinson deserves a fair trial says Atticus, just because he is black doesn 't mean he shouldn 't have a fair trial. People say he does not discipline his kids right. People say that Scout is doing bad things. Atticus says she is just a little girl, She is respectful and nice. Atticus teaches his kids to be respectful. People say you need to discipline your kids. People say that Atticus needs to fire Calpurnia because she is black. Atticus says no she is like a mother to my kids, And she has helped me through the years. Aunt Alexandra says how could Calpurnia take care of the kids. But Atticus says she is a good with my kids. When the
“To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee is a novel set in a small town of Maycomb, in Alabama. It was written in 1960, while the book’s time period was set in the 1930’s during the Depression. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is narrated by a little girl named Jean Louise or Scout Finch. She is a little girl that has strong opinions, who is rowdy, and loves her family and friends.