When Scout asks Atticus if she can visit Calpurnia at her house next Sunday, Aunt Alexandra tries to intervene. “You may not!” Aunt Alexandra interrupts abruptly. “I wasn’t talking to you!” Scout replies vigorously.
Quitting his job was a spontaneous decision he made to protect his ego. Lengel calls out “you don 't want to do this” but Sammy keeps walking (Updike 5). Sammy’s stubbornness to admit he’s wrong can be interpreted by the quotation: “It 's true, I don ' t. But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it 's fatal not to go through with it” (Updike 5).
Along with protecting the citizens of Bentrock, Wesley also protects Frank’s reputation and dignity when he does not take him to the public jail, where everyone would know what he has done. Finally, Wesley helps people when he moves away from Bentrock, Montana and follows his dream of becoming a lawyer. In this single action, he helps David, his son, get away from his grandfather who is a bad influence. In addition, he helps his marriage because his wife has always wanted to move away. Wesley’s good deeds towards the townspeople, his family, and even the person who he is arresting make him a clear example of the definition of a classic
Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
7. In To Kill A Mockingbird in chapter 19 Scout compares Mayella Ewell to Boo Radley when she is present during the Tom Robinson court case. Similarly, Mayella and Boo Radley have quite a lot in common, Scout makes the following statement, “She was even lonelier than Boo Radley, who had not been out of the house in twenty-five years.” This is when Tom Robinson is making his testimony, someone as young as Scout is able to realize that Mayella is facing hardship and really does not have anyone. Mayella and Boo Radley both suffer from dysfunctional families, they are both confined to their houses due to their parents.
However almost everyday Jem finds toys or random objects in the tree out front of the Radleys house. This gives Jem the idea that Boo isn 't some horrible monster after all. “Atticus believes Jem killed Ewell in self-defense, but Tate makes him realize that Boo Radley actually stabbed Ewell and saved both children 's lives.”(lee 28) This quote shows that the children had been put in a situation where the so-called “monster” Boo Radley saved their lives and they now could look at him not as some maniac but a hero and regular person who stays inside to protect himself from the stereotypes and cruelty of the world because of something people had said and that had been spread throughout the
There are much bigger problems in life than that. Scout understands that the less she fights, the better off people would be. As the story proceeds, different people tell Scout to start maturing, and she begins to realize that the time for this to happen has come. Jem, Scout’s older
“Nobody actually wants to grow up. We just want the freedom to use our youths. ”-Unknown. This quote represents Scouts character. How she wants to understand the world yet she doesn’t want to grow up.
Scout, being a child, she thinks the society is free of evil and it’s pure basically because she hasn’t been in contact with evil. Just like any other child she engages in several activities oblivious of the ramifications that follows. As a child she doesn’t understand the injustice that is enshrined the society and the glimmering racism. There is a continuous struggle between good and evil throughout the story, each part wanting to overcome another. The transition of Scout and Jen from childhood to adulthood forces them to live with the fact people can’t be purely good and also they aren’t purely evil.
It’s the same reason that forces Aunt Alexandra to reprimand her warning her that no Finch girl should interact and even consort with the Cunningham when she innocently wants to spend more time with Walter Cunningham. This social set up frustrates her efforts to make friends of her own and also choosing who spend time
At the beginning “To kill a mocking bird”, Jem was very carefree and untroubled, but throughout the novel, he changed for the worse. Jem was always playing with Scout and Dill without a worry on his little mind until the life of adulthood got to him one day. Jem slowly stopped hanging out with friends, just to begin worrying about harshness of everyone in Maycomb. I believe when everyone began calling Atticus a “nigger lover”, Jem began to get more harsh toward everyone, even his dearest sister, Scout. If scout were to as to play before, Jem would hop right to it and they would go play a game down the street, but now, Jem would give his sister the cold shoulder and tell her to grow up.
Scout in a desperate, childish effort to lighten the mood began talking to the only familiar face in sight, Mr. Walter Cunningham. Scout at the time did not see the severity and the intenseness of the situation in front of her. All she sees is her father and a couple of men talking. While Jem on the other hand did.
Just as the kitten was forced away form its mother too soon, so too was Yolanda forced to leave her homeland and culture and too young of an age. Yolanda was too young to make such a drastic move which lead to her having difficulties later in life. Her cultural guidelines of how to act were no longer there and eventually when she got a little older she was free to become whoever she wanted. Even she was free to be whoever she chose they would never truly assimilate with the average American. For instance when Yolanda was in boarding school she met a boy name Rudy Elmhurst who she started seeing for quite a while.
“The innocence of children is what makes them stand out, as a shining example to the rest of mankind” - Kurt Chambers. Likewise, In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, the narrator Jean Louise Finch, formerly known as “Scout’’ narrates her childhood experiences in an innocent kid's perspective. She begins retelling the story from the age of five and as a result the narrative voice used in the story is very naive. As Scout sees the injustices in her community occur, she uses the limited amount of knowledge she has of the world, her life experiences and her father's teachings/morals to fill in the blanks and try to understand the events that are taking place. It is evident that Scout is at too young of an age to fully comprehend racism and it’s impact on society.
Commonly, everyone thinks that the age that kids start to show personality traits that corresponds with an adult is between 14-20. Growing up and becoming an adult is a hard thing to do, but it is also one of the hardest things in life. Many authors use this concept as a main idea in their novels. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author expresses the responsibilities of being an adult and maturity, by the way the main characters develop throughout the story. Many kids today deal with the same problems that Scout and Jem do.