Another way Scout has changed since the beginning of the book is she understands people have both good and bad qualities that coexist within them, as she becomes closer to an adult and encounters evil in the world. 20. Miss Gates’ lesson to the class about Hitler’s prosecution of Jew’s is ironic, because she herself came out of the courthouse after the trial ended and responded by telling Miss Stephanie Crawford that “it was about time that someone taught them a lesson” when referring to the blacks in the town. It reveals that most people during that time where racist and prejudice to some extent in Maycomb. An example that is similar in our current society portrayed in this chapter is how white males get paid the highest salary, but people of other races and women get paid lower salaries for
Throughout the novel, Scout is faced with situations that challenge her understanding and compassion for others, particularly in the context of racism and misogyny. For instance, when Scout learns about the treatment of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape, she is forced to confront the reality of racial injustice and question her beliefs about fairness and justice. As she becomes more aware of how racism and misogyny pervade her community, she experiences a growing sense of frustration and anger, struggling to reconcile her empathy with the harsh realities of the world around her. In the novel, Lee attempts to explores the concept that empathy is not always easy but is a continuous journey of growth and self-reflection. Through Scout's struggles, the novel highlights how privilege and power can blind individuals to the experiences of others and the importance of examining one's own biases and prejudices to cultivate a deeper understanding and empathy.
In the passage Jem and Scout walk home during the dark hours,giving Bob Ewell an opportunity to stage an attack. As Bob Ewell attacks them Boo Radley rushes in to rescue Jem and Scout. After this Scout now understands what Atticus meant it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. The killing of a mockingbird is much like killing the innocent. It is beyond a crime and worse than the most heinous atrocities.
This event shows Scout’s intolerance of people at the beginning of the novel. During Tom Robinson 's trial, Scout learns a great deal more about tolerance. She learns to accept the way other people live. As well, she learns about the intolerance that some other people have. Scout’s perception of tolerance throughout the novel changes her behavior.
The Great Depression was a war within itself and ordinary people were the heros. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the Finch family go through a bunch of situations that not many families go through. Atticus Finch, is the only parent Scout and Jem Finch both have. Their mother died and the closest thing they have to a mother is Calpurnia the maid. Throughout the novel, Scout and Jem both go through challenges, meeting new people, and trying to see Arthur (Boo) Radley.
In spite of Scout’s inability to fully comprehend the significance of what Atticus is doing for Tom, she readies herself to defend Atticus, which ultimately portrays that she does not regard society’s expectations on how she should
Growing Up in Maycomb Growing up is part of life. Whether you realize it or not with age comes knowledge and with knowledge comes maturity. For Scout losing her innocence is inevitable. From dealing with bad teachers, going to an old lady's house everyday for month, to seeing a man be wrongfully accused of rape, to realizing you’re childhood villain is your guardian angle.
All children have a moment where they start to mature and come of age. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus tries to teach his daughter Scout to act more sophisticated and ladylike. When Scout was younger she would ignore Atticus’s request, but now that she has matured you can see her wanting to adjust her personality. Harper Lee uses the characterization of Scout to show the motif that she is coming of age, in the novel she has progressively become more empathetic, she doesn’t act on her impulses, and Scout is finally learning and gaining perspective of how people in Maycomb act toward each other. Even though Scout seems to be unfamiliar with how to act around other people when they are going through certain hardships, she began studying Atticus in an attempt to learn how to convey empathy.
She didn 't fully understand what was going on therefore can 't comprehend the miscarriages of justice. As she can 't fully compose adult commentary, the novel was shown in innocence. One advantage of reading this novel from Scout 's point of view is when she experiences something for the first time, so does the reader. Such as when she goes to Cal 's church and experiences the bitterness some black members have towards white members in
To Kill a Mockingbird On a rainy day, a man at the bus stop asks for change. The two choices are walking past him avoiding eye contact, or giving him the change with a smile. Before even talking to this man, one may have already made the assumption that he is homeless or a drug addict wanting to buy his next high. But assumptions cannot accurately explain who he is or why he needs money.
Boo Radley, a character who never comes out of his house and sounds as scary as his name portrays an important theme in Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird. The classic is rich with themes and inspires many people to learn from these themes. One of the main themes is developed by Tim Johnson, the pet of Maycomb, Tom Robinson, a black man convicted of rape, and Boo Radley. The theme these characters are developing is that it is a sin to hurt or kill something that is not harmful. Tim Johnson is a marvelous dog that brings joy to the town of Maycomb, but Atticus kills Tim.
Scout hears and sees all the racist things going on around her and is being corrupted because of that. “Well, Dill, after all he’s just a Negro.”. (Lee 232). Scout doesn’t understand that when she say that Tom is just a negro, she is being racist. Scout does not understand the full meaning of racism and the effect it can have on
Essay 1 Date Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird “To kill a Mockingbird” is a novel in which Harper Lee, the author, presents forth various themes among them the unheard theme of social molarity. Harper dramatically uses a distinctive language through Scout, who is the narrator of the story to bring out the difficulties faced by children living in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Harper has dramatically displayed use of bildungsroman throughout the story; this helped to give the story a unique touch of a child’s view to bring out a different type of humor and wit. It has also used to develop and thrive the theme of morality in the society.
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker Growing up is one of the hardest, as well as one of the most important parts in life. Growing up should be fun, but in Scouts case learning about the cruelty and the reality she is living in is no fun. As the novel advances Scout experiences various emotional changes because of different events that take place. She starts to realize the unfairness that exists between different races and the discrimination that is rounding at the time.