September begins and Dill leaves Maycomb to go back to the town of Meridian. Scout feels sad but is excited to go to school for the first time. She has been longing to go to school and in the past would spy on the school children through a telescope. However, on her first day of school she gets assigned to Miss Caroline Fisher who is unaware of the Maycomb customs because she is from north Alabama. Miss Caroline Fisher is not very pleasant with the children and becomes extremely upset with Scout when she learns that Atticus has taught Scout to read. She makes Scout feel guilty for having learn to read before school started. Scout complains to her older brother Jem but he tells her that Miss Caroline is just trying a new method of teaching.
In chapter two, Scout went to her first day of school and met her teacher, Miss Caroline. Scout was trying to explain why Walter Cunningham would not take Miss Caroline’s money, but Miss Caroline would not listen to her. I found that this was rude of the teacher to ignore Scout, because I believe that a person should listen to and respect what someone says, no matter
Scout learns from Aunt Alexandra that by not telling Mrs. Merriweather about what happened, she denied her the pleasure of finding this out. Scout liked that because she knew Mrs. Merriweather was a hypocrite and did not like African American people and would find it satisfying that Tom died. By the end of the tea party, Aunt Alexandra grew to be more respectful to others and grew to be more caring towards others of different races and
Ms. Caroline Fisher has a tone that Scouts ignorant and just needs to be quiet. But, Scout is confused and a bit annoyed because she had been able to read the alphabet, mobile register, and my first reader and the teacher told her that it was bad. You can tell from the quote neither of them is happy and it shows what kind of a teacher she is. Ms. Caroline in the story has a very uptight personality and is not used to a place like Maycomb where everything 's
At the first of the novel Scout is a bit of a tomboy and is determined to show people her point of view. When Scout started school, she was having a difficult time, because her teacher did not understand the ways of their town, Maycomb County. However, this did not stop Scout from trying to explain to Miss Caroline the ways of the people in Maycomb. “ I thought I had made things
One quote says, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore. It’s best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I’ll take over from here and try to undo the damage-Your father does not know how to teach.” -Miss Caroline Fisher (23 Lee). The dramatic irony in the book reveals information about Scout 's situation of which she is not aware.
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.
Aunt Alexandra does not believe that Calpurnia is a good enough role model for Scout. She thinks she is best for Scout, which shows that she doesn’t think that Atticus can properly parent and guide Scout to womanhood. “She was an incurable gossip” shows that she thinks a certain way and is outspoken. She doesn’t care enough to hide her feelings and not talk about people. “When Aunt Alexandra went to school, self-doubt could not be found in any textbook, so she knew not its meaning” and Lee was able to show that Aunt Alexandra grew up nothing nothing else but being taught that you must be confident and and have no self
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.
This is evident when Miss Caroline looked at Scout “with more than faint distaste.” after she reveals to Miss Caroline her capability to read and write. The noun phrase, faint distaste, shows that Miss Caroline is pull out by Scout’s knowledge, as she preserve that grade one students were not suppose to know how to read and write. From what she expected, we can deduce that Miss Caroline’s teaching method is impersonal, and does not suit the needs of the students in Maycomb’s society. With her incapability to differentiate for different abilities, Scout will not be challenged academically and learning is lost.
As the text states. “She had learned not to hand something to a Cunningham, for one thing, But if Walter and I had put ourselves in her shoes we’d have seen it was an honest mistake on her part.” This quote helps the reader to understand that it is possible to learn from your mistakes; furthermore, no matter who you are, it is common courtesy to allow others the privilege of also learning and correcting their mistakes as well. There was not a way for Miss Caroline to know that she was doing anything wrong since that was her first day at a new school in a new town,; moreover, she had no idea of the mistake she was making. In this way she and Scout were alike.
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.