“Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em” (Lee 24). Calpurnia gave Scout a lesson she’ll remember for life. Scout changes in many ways in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” She becomes mature, ladylike, and accepting. She’s finally able to step into someone else’s shoes and see their life.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the many symbols represented in the story is Charles Baker Harris, also known as Dill. He represents childhood innocence, or just human innocence in general. According to the article, Teenink,“he is an outsider to Macomb, who doesn’t know too much about the county, but wants to know why Macomb is like this and tries to fit in. His innocence is what sets off a lot of events in To Kill a Mockingbird ”(Gabriel V.). He sets Jem and Scout of into an adventure that will last the whole book.
However, is a peculiar case like Materia, because James becomes connected to literature when he’s an adult. When this happened, three books stood out. The first one is Aesop’s tale of the Ant and the Grasshopper, when he sent to Kathleen when she was in boarding school. The purpose why James sent his daughter this story, is to assert himself as the concept of the Ant who plans ahead, whereas Kathleen is the Grasshopper that faces the consequences due to her gift of singing. “he would send her to Halifax for a year to get her sea-legs.
Katie Wisdom Mrs.Matteson English II 11 February 2018 You may have heard the popular saying “never judge a book by its cover,” in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother Jem struggle with this concept. Jem and Scout are encouraged to step into other people’s shoes to gain insight into other’s lives. The kids are exposed to a harsh social understanding while also coming to know and understand the motives behind the people in their community. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, takes on a case to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white woman which leads to the struggles of the children.
On the surface Maycomb County might seem like quiet, nice place to live, but deeper into the town hidden identities are discovered, courage is needed, and the maturation of characters is crucial to unearthing the truth about life in the 1930s. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, readers learn about a small town named Maycomb County and the struggles that occur within it. During the Great Depression and a peak of Southern racism, readers met the main character Scout. Scout, a girl ages six to nine, narrates this story for years and the happenings in the town. Years pass and different incidents arise including a court case about rape, a mean old neighbor, and the mysterious man next door.
In Harper Lee’s to Kill a Mockingbird the scene I picked from the book would be in Chapter 28, when Boo Radley saves the children Jem and Scout. This essay will be exploring the scene of Boo Radley, Jem, and Scout all reach the stage of coming of age. Boo Radley steps out of his comfort zones and saves the two kids. Scout meets Boo and approaches Boo maturely. Atticus Finch accepts Boo for saving his son and daughter.
Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes when Jem tells Scout that he finally realized why Boo Radley might have stayed in his house for so long. She also puts herself in his shoes when Boo Radley wants to see Jem, but does notknow how to comfort him so she says he can pet him. Another time Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes was at the very end when she was standing on the Radley porch and going back through her memories through Boo’s perspective. “Atticus was right.
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a book that tells three friends experiences over time. Whether it's helping take furniture out of a burning house or a father showing love towards his kids, Lee's story express love. Lee, considers "To Kill a Mockingbird" a "simple love story", this statement is true because Atticus Finch's neighbors show neighborly love as well as Atticus shows love for his children. Atticus shows love and support to his son and daughter, Jem and Scout, even through the toughest times.
In the short story, Flannery O’Connor uses the characters to prove this point, “Teach her to say 'sugarpie,'" she said” (O’Connor 4). The older woman is taking advantage of Mr.Shiftlet by asking him to teach Lucynell, who is deaf, how to say sugarpie. This already tells the reader that the old woman wants them to get married before she becomes acquainted with Mr.Shiftlet. Even though Lucynell is in her thirties, her mother should not try to rush love. Eventually, Lucynell and Mr.Shiftlet wound up getting forced into marriage.
Even though the meeting of the two soul mates is a miracle too wonderful not to be taken advantage of, “a tiny, tiny sliver of doubt took root in their hearts” (2), eventually driving them to test their good fortune. Sadly, this occurrence is common in the world outside of fiction. Often when something perfect finds its way to an un-expecting person, he or she will eventually doubt its legitimacy. When the lovers finally meet again after fourteen years, “the glow of their memories was far too weak, and their thoughts no longer had the clarity of fourteen years earlier” (3). Miracles cannot be counted on to occur more than once.
Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming of how you appear to someone else? In this passage from chapter 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the literary elements of motif, diction, and setting develops the theme that changing perspectives or “walking in someone else’s shoes” brings understanding as it did for Scout as she thought of Boo Radley’s point of view. This passage comes as the aftermath of a fatal situation. Harper Lee uses the mindset of a young girl, Scout, standing on her strange neighbor’s porch to demonstrate this “coming of age” lesson. The author establishes “coming of age” to be the learning and maturing as one progresses through life no matter his or her age.
Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra are the two most influential women in Scout’s life and their personalities contrast to exhibit social prejudice. As Scout’s mother dies at childbirth, Atticus employs Calpurnia; an African American to be the family house-keeper who helps to raise Scout and Jem. Calpurnia encourages Scout to do the right thing in the footsteps of her father and teaches her to use manners and to be acceptant. Scout brings home Walter Cunningham from school for lunch, an event that defies Maycomb’s social class order, but Calpurnia encourages this rightful gesture. When Scout embarrasses Walter for pouring syrup all over his food, Calpurnia punishes Scout for the disrespectful way she treated Walter.
Miss Maudie’s house caught fire in the middle of a winter night. The Finches live next to Miss Maudie, so Atticus had to get Jem and Scout out of the house. He told Jem and Scout that they were to stay in front of the Radley house while he went to retrieve some of Miss Maudie’s belongings from the fire. After the fire was put out, Atticus asked Jem and Scout where they got their blanket. It was not their blanket and they did not move during the fire, so someone must have given it to them.
Throughout the story, we see dramatic shift in Jem's attributes. In the beginning, Jem is overbearingly bossy and doesn't want anyone to see him with his sister. An example on page 46 shows this. Scout has a piece of gum Another example is when Jem tries to show off to Dill that he's not scared.
Everyone Grows Up Sometime: Coming of Age in To Kill a Mockingbird Prior to the spring break of my seventh grade year, I didn’t know how harsh the world could really be. I mean I knew about sickness, violence, death, all that good stuff, but I just sort of blew it off because nothing in my life had happened to where I needed to face those things. When I was 12 during spring break, I was as happy as any child would be on their spring vacation, but one day my parents pulled me and my brother aside and told us some pretty devastating news. They had told us that our grandfather had passed away in a house fire a few days ago.