She heard her third grade teacher after Tom Robinson’s trial, she thought “it’s time somebody taught ‘em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us” (Lee 331). Her own teacher’s thoughts on trial prove that the education system is flawed in Maycomb. Her statements against persecution directly contradict what she said about Tom Robinson. Herself and her students have been taught by Maycomb’s society that prejudice is okay. Jem and Scout, on the other hand, have been taught that all people should be treated equally through Atticus.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but gives so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters Jem and Scout learn many valuable lessons that do not necessarily come from school education. Throughout the book, valuable lessons Jem and Scout learn are more found in real-life rather than in a school atmosphere. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes they are mentioned, seems to the reader that the school is protecting them and holds them back. In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc.
Reading in first person narrative allows the readers to engage with the characters better and that is experienced with Scout while reading this great piece of literature. The novel, ”To Kill A Mockingbird”, is about growing up. Jean Louise Finch, most commonly known as Scout, is the protagonist and narrator of the story. She talks about her life as a kid growing up with her brother Jem, her father Atticus, and the rest of the neighborhood. We see Scout go through challenges with her friends and family as she develops and matures.
At the Finch family, Jean Louise Finch or Scout and Jem Finch were the two children of Atticus Finch. The two children that could live happily and get lots of chances to experience things, learn more about life beside school and home. And maybe, they know, and learn too much that lead them to the lost of innocence. In chapter two, page twenty-four, Ms. Caroline slapped Scout on her hand by the ruler. Ms. Caroline is Scout’s first grade teacher, she came from the North Alabama, so she didn’t understand much about the culture and the history of
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 to
One example is Judge Taylor learning the lesson of tolerance during the trial. However, many important lessons are learned by Jem and Scout. In the novel, Jem and Scout learn the lessons of tolerance, courage, and not killing a mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout learn the lesson of tolerance from various other characters, including Calpurnia, Atticus, and Miss Gates. First, the children begin to learn the lesson of tolerance, or not being prejudiced, from Calpurnia when they are taken to church.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but it can give so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters, Jem and Scout, learn many valuable lessons from the real world that do not necessarily come from school education. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes where they are mentioned, it seems to the reader that the school is sheltering them and holding them back. In real life, Jem and Scout are exposed to numerous events in which they use different lessons from the past and present to deal with these events. In particular, hardships often occur throughout To Kill A Mockingbird and bring aha moments to Jem and Scout.
In “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry, we watch Annemarie slowly start to mature and realize the importance of information in the hostile world she is now living in. The most pivotal scene surrounding Annemarie’s maturity is in the beginning of Chapter 9 on pages 75-77. This scene is a reflection of Annemarie’s own perception of her bravery, before the climax of the book. While she thinks that she isn’t brave, her Uncle disagrees and after the conclusion of the book I am certain that all readers would agree with him. In the previous scene Annemarie had become skeptical of the situation in the living room of her Uncle Henrik’s home, while she wants to believe her mother’s story of her great aunt Birte’s death, she notices some strange details.
As we go through the different stages of life, it might not be easy for all of us, especially for Scout and Jem. Scout and Jem are abruptly woken up by the nightmare of reality from their dream of innocence. Throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it documents the moral growth of Jem and Scout as they gain a better understanding of the world. At the start of the book, Jem and Scout are innocent little kids the same as everyone else. Throughout the story, this innocence is being tested by different events for instance; the Tom Robinson Trial.
Truthfully, society would become so much better if people could forgive and forget, “Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,// Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating.” One of the famous quotes of the book is Atticus telling his children to take a moment and try to understand someone and their points of view before acting to prevent regret and disrespect. Atticus had a way of brushing off both success and failure so he could remain true and always remain the man his children looked up to and knew him as. His ability to remain humble and kind sets him apart from nearly