She learns how to appreciate people’s point of view. Scout learns this when talking to Miss Caroline. She tries to explain the history, traditions, and daily life of Maycomb but Miss Caroline simply just doesn’t understand it. After Scout tells Atticus about her day at school, he tells her, “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.” - page 85-87 Scout looks up to Atticus and takes his statement to
The book presents Scout as a very intelligent young girl, because she starts by telling us the story of her ancestors and being able to read fluently without even entering first grade.(Lee pg:4.24-27) By reading the first chapter of the book we understand that she is very
" She states that it has made parents worry that without these services their children may be "wasting time" and/or "missing opportunities." She understands that parents don’t believe their children can think for themselves, because they assume kids are too young to know what they want. To test her statement, Shell put her eight year old daughter in the backyard to play. Shell did not give her daughter a set of instructions, because she wanted to examine her daughter 's reaction to boredom.
She makes people reevaluate the relationship that black people can have with white people, by showing the close and nurturing relationship that she has primarily with Scout, but also with Jem. Her continual dedication to caring for Jem and Scout is not something that they would necessarily realize, but subconsciously they know what she does for them and how much concern and love she puts into looking after them. Even though it is her job to cook and look after the kids, she has this bond that makes her more like a surrogate mother towards them, in which it could be because she has been with them before Scout was born. However, Calpurnia has this never ending love that she feels towards the kids, and no matter what, it will never go away. She will always feel the need to look after and care for these kids that she has grown to love so
The people of town of Maycomb, a small community, feed off of each other; the choices of one person in the town teach and affect the others. Due to this when someone grows up with a high degree of prejudice locked into their thoughts and actions it influences the little kids. Many of the kids and adolescences have role models in the community that aren’t their guardians that can cause contradiction between family members and the community itself. The society of Maycomb because of these authoritative members don’t have anything to fear but their fears, “But it was a vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb community had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.” (Lee 6).
The mind is like clay; malleable early, but it hardens over time. Moreover, the coming-of-age novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has the narrator, Scout, guide the reader through her childhood. During this period, Scout undergoes several life-changing experiences. These events develop into lessons taught to Scout that can change her perception of other people. To start, Calpurnia, the Finch’s housekeeper, teaches Scout an important lesson.
Growing up does not mean to simply grow old, it means to finally see the world as it truly is.-unknown. In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows how Jean Louise Finch or Scout, is maturing and developing as a character with each new idea or experience she has throughout the novel. Scout is a child who is not afraid to speak her mind through fighting, but throughout the rest of the novel Scout tries to fight less with her fist and more with her head. She does this by trying to see things from other people's point of view.
This is significance to read because the novel shows how we not supposed to be racist and treat others with respect. That is what Atticus is trying to show Scout and Jem throughout the book. Harper Lee 's personal life connects greatly to her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee had a very normal childhood as most American children grow up in. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926.
This shows the reader how smart Ally can be when she put her mind to it, and forgets that she has doesn’t fit in. Chapter 51 says, “ Please help my brother. He needs to learn to read, too.” Ally cares about her brother and wants to help him read because she knows how it feels to not be able to read. Travis has dyslexia like Ally does and she feels the need to help him learn to read so he doesn't have to live his life without being able
She has started to lose her innocence, which leads her to be able to understand more of what people mean even when they say something else. Scout realizes that her and Jem’s savior was indeed Boo Radley: “‘Hey Boo,’ I said” (Lee 362). Boo Radley’s innocence leads him to be courageous by saving Jem and Scout. Boo has watched Jem and Scout through their times of crisis and as they have grown up. “His mouth was slightly open, and he looked at Jem from head to foot.
To Kill A Mockingbird Although Scout did not speak very much during this part of the book I think some of her comments and actions caused a colossal impact on how Jem responded to the dare. Jem, still a child, wants to look like he is capable of doing things right, being the second man of the house. It seems Jem feels like he has a moral obligation to be right in every way, and look strong in from of his younger friends, and sister. The fact that scout is younger,and is looking for a reaction drives Jem to do the act. SOme of scouts comments like “Always running.”
Harper Lee shows slight signs of the loss of innocence as she gets older and tries to understand things. As Scout loses this innocence, she won’t get it back. An example of her loss would be when she thinks to herself, “As Atticus once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it…” (Lee 48). This metaphor showed the reader her slight maturing as she starts to understand how others feel.