This idea is greatly ingrained into the reader while studying Harper Lee 's "To Kill A Mockingbird." Scout has two main adult figures in her life; Atticus and Calpurnia. Both of these characters teach her important lessons and skills that will help her navigate the raging ocean of life. Calpurnia taught Scout to write while Atticus helped her to read. However, not only did these model figures enlighten Scout on institutionalized educational skills, but they also edified her on multitudes of life lessons.
Practically everybody in literature has someone in their world that influences who they are and how they view the world. One of the best examples of a mentor in literature takes place in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this story, Scout, a young girl growing up in 1960’s Alabama, learns a lot about herself and her world from her father, Atticus, Miss Maudie Atkinson, her neighbor, and her family's housekeeper, Calpurnia. These three people teach Scout about compassion, understanding others, as well as how to compose herself in front of others. These mentors guide Scout through her childhood and teach her valuable lessons about how to live a good life.
Dhyanee Bhatt 9A Scout’s Development for Narration All of us grow, develop, and adapt to our surroundings according to what we see and learn. However, we don’t always only the just induce the positive values, but also adapt to the disadvantageous values, as well. To Kill a Mockingbird is a unique novel written by Harper Lee, which tells about a sophisticated family living in a small town. The focus of the book is Scout, the main character and an innocent child, and the story is presented from her perspective. The structure of the book shows the shaping of the Scout’s character of innocent behavior to maturity.
LaVaughn plays a pivotal role in the lives of Jolly and her two children, Jeremy and Jilly, as she fulfills the job of babysitter. Throughout the novel, LaVaughn shows ambition by her willingness to work evenings while attending high school. And, taking on the care of two young children is no easy task especially when they are in much need of love and attention. Although Jolly tries to meet their basic needs, she oftentimes falls short. When LaVaughn takes on the task of helping Jolly, she becomes a major contributor in the lives of the children.
Scout and Jem both learn most of their knowledge from, their father Atticus, their maid Calpurnia, and their neighbors. The people that are present in their lives shape Jem and Scout into the people they are becoming. Education from school helps Jem and Scout advance, but the information they learn from life allows them to mature. Scout learns a major lesson about empathy towards others when she invites Walter Cunningham, a boy she goes to school with, over to her house. Scout does not realize that she is disrespectful to him when she makes mean comments.
Harper Lee, an author, wrote her book “How to Kill a Mockingbird” in a black segregated time. She wrote the book because she wanted to show people how life was life for everyone during that era of her life and others. In her book, three of the literary elements she used was the conflict of others’ needs above our own, the motif of not judging a person by what it seems and sound like, and the symbol of blacks and whites being able to exist together. First, Jem is now going to school, and there is a new teacher, Miss Caroline, that is not from Maycomb. Once class starts Miss Caroline teaches the class, but Jem knows everything Miss Caroline is trying to teach the children.
A mother and daughter love and support each other through good times and bad times. In an article written by Eavan O 'Brien, he talks in further detail about the dynamic mother-daughter relationships have. He states, "before sisterhood; there was the knowledge - transitory, fragmented, perhaps, but original and crucial - of mother-and-daughterhood" (JSTOR). This alludes to how people should value the first person who a child develops a relationship with. Hester and Pearl share these same qualities and more throughout the novel.
Karen Purvis. It is about parenting adopted children from trauma and how-to re-foster attachment and trust. It is the book I am reading in my book club; it has wise, research based advice. When Rebecca discussed differences in her biological and adopted children’s responses to discipline, that book could really help fill in the gaps for her. Rebecca also talked a lot about self-care and her lack of it.
I am, however, concerned by the untidiness of the learning environment. Some materials are out of place and do not attract children at all. The classroom is airy and cold. The directress came across as highly experienced in the Montessori environment. She did not do things the way I am taught but she does extremely well dealing with the children.