In Maycomb, their culture is not based on equality, but racial superiority. Maycomb runs itself on a backwards culture. Now given the court case which is about a random black man being accused of rape and has a jury completely filled with white men, one could guess the white men have already made up their mind before the trial ever started. The idea that a culture can distort and twist the law is prevalent, Maycomb being an example. Tom Robinson never stood a chance in Maycomb because he lived in a town that which hated him and wanted to keep him down because he was black.
The first day of anything can be daunting, they are full of suspense, anticipation and anxiety. In the Pulitzer Prize winning book,To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Miss Caroline, Jean Louise’s first grade teacher, is having the typical first day jitters and she is also not indigenous to Maycomb County. As a result of that, Miss Caroline is unaccustomed to established practices and the culture in Maycomb. All of the problems stated above lead to Miss Caroline having a more challenging first day at school than Jean Louise, commonly referred to as Scout, and she now has a bad reputation because too much was expected of her, and her students treated her with an utter lack of respect. A teacher having a good reputation is crucial.
However, age isn’t the real factor that determines ignorance, it is a lack of experience that makes us ignorant. At the beginning of the book, Scout is completely unfamiliar with racism. She describes Calpurnia to be “something else” (8) and that “she was all angles and bones …” (8) and “her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard” (8). Not once was Calpurnia mentioned to be black or of a different race. To Scout, she is just another human being.
Meanwhile, the Radleys never conformed much and so never gained much respect. Maycomb’s entire society is based on the ability that people can comply with their standards. Every single person is judged by their conformity; they are given less or more acceptance based on this pattern.As people gradually conform to the social norms of Maycomb, they become more accepted. After it snows in Maycomb for the first time in Scout’s life, the Finch children go out and play in the snow. Jem makes a snowman, intending it to look like Mr. Avery.
Black people were victims of horrible prejudice and discrimination. They were mistreated and could not trust the police or the courts to protect them as they were often assumed guilty once they had been accused of a crime. The small town of Maycomb was shown through the eyes of Scout Finch. She describes the town of Maycomb in rainy season as: “In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square.” Maycomb is one of the rural towns situated in Deep South with its own distinct social hierarchy. It has established families like Finches, Crawfords, Haverfords and Atkinsons who live in a good residential area close to downtown Maycomb.
This was her response to the comment that was made about him and his friends talking about books during recess. After this conversation, the author continues on in saying that the mother is saying that he strives in school is because he is
But this also means that he(and all other farmers) got hit hard by the depression and are very poor.We first see the importance of this difference when Scout goes to school on her first day. In chapter 2 the students of Miss Caroline's class are told to go home for lunch or show Miss Caroline they have food. Walter being too poor to buy lunch says
All teachers are required to teach their students particular grammatical rules. Curzan argues that it is discouraging and difficult to have a student ask questions about grammatical rules and not being able to give an appropriate answer due to different grammatical rules. Curzan summarizes her article by saying that grammar is a very crucial issue to every tutor. When learners have a lot of grammatical errors, it is sad since this shows that they never learned correct grammar,