She uses the term good country people and “nice young men” (page 3) as insults to keep those types of people at arm’s length due to her insecurity; Manly Pointer could be described by both of those terms. When Hulga’s mother calls Manly the salt of the earth as a reference to him being a good country person she makes a rude remark about getting “rid of the salt of the earth” (page 4) so she could eat. Then during the meal she ignored him because she doesn’t believe that he is worth her time, but still observes “sideways how he handled his knife and fork” (page 5) like he is a science experiment and she is recording her data not observing him as a person of equal stature. All of these actions show the reader that Hugla does not partake in real life but prefers her make believe land where all of her assumptions are right before interacting with anyone or anything. When she does this to Manly Pointer it allows him to figure out what he needs to be to contribute to her needs without her getting in the
Without Atticus and Calpurnia, Jem and Scout would not be the same. Together, these two characters represented the way Scout and Jem were raised. Atticus was, in fact, the key role model in both Scout and Jem’s lives. Even by the author of the book, she admired her father’s ways of teaching childhood
In the opening chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird one character introduced who is strikingly interesting is Calpurnia. Calpurnia is considered a mother figure for Jem and Scout; always getting onto them is they misbehave. We observe this when Scout says “she always ordering me out of the kitchen, asking why I couldn't behave as well as Jem.” Calpurnia also respects others no matter their origin or race. This is portrayed after Scout scorned Walter for pouring molasses all over his food. Calpurnia tells Scout, “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us...but you ain't called on to contradict em at the table when they don’t.” Calpurnia also plays a key role of racial differences during that time period.
He also hit Jaja,Kambili,and Mama for letting Kambili eat while suppose to be fasting but ate because of cramps. Then beat Kambili for having a heathens painting in the house; which caused her to go into a minor comma. In Purple Hibiscus, Adichie utilizes the character Kambili to prove this idea to be tough and respectful, but only when she’s being pushed to that limit. In the beginning of Purple Hibiscus, Kambili’s adversities do not elicits talents she never knew she had, which disproves Horaces’ argument that adversity leads to positive change. Papa beats mama because she was too sick to go to church which cause her to lose the baby.
First, the children begin to learn the lesson of tolerance, or not being prejudiced, from Calpurnia when they are taken to church. Calpurnia is shouted at by Lula, a woman who is prejudiced against whites, for bringing two white kids, Jem and Scout, to church. Calpurnia teaches them the lesson of tolerance through this example by pointing out what Lula did incorrectly. Next, Calpurnia tells Jem and Scout that “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us” (32). This quote is referencing the way Walter poured syrup all over his meal.
On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing. ‘Jem?’ Jem didn’t answer.” Even though he did not answer, she went out of her way to ‘scout’ for her injured brother. Mr. Ewell could have easily taken Scout’s voice and the dark night as his advantage, but being the loving person she is, Scout took the chance to look for him. Atticus took the risk to fight for Tom Robinson knowing that people would start hating him
Atticus told Jem,"Jem she's old and ill,you can't hold her responsible for what she says and does. "(Lee,173) ,it would have been human nature for Atticus to get mad at Mrs. Dubose for insulting him in front of his children, but truly shows love and forgives her for saying things that she doesn't understand herself.
Scout’s father Atticus invites Walter to dinner at the Finch house, and there Scout pulls another disrespectful move on Walter where she explains that he has “ruined” his dinner by pouring all the molasses all over his plate. Calpurnia, Scout’s cook, then calls Scout to the kitchen and says to apologize to Walter and is asked to eat in the kitchen instead of the dinner table as her
By talking to Sister James alone, Father Flynn not only broke the rules but also seems suspicious. Father Flynn seems suspicious by talking to Sister James due to him taking time out of his day to go and try to convince her of his innocence. During the conversation between Father Flynn and Sister James, Father Flynn seems to threaten Sister James in a way: “You might lose your place as well” (Shanley 40). Father Flynn goes out of his way to convince Sister James of his innocence, which is very odd behavior considering she is at a lower position than himself. Father Flynn also goes and talks to Sister Aloysius against the
When Dill and Jem come up with the idea to walk to the Radley house and look through the window, Scout declares that she thinks it is a bad idea and she begins questioning them. In Jem’s opinion, she is acting like a girl because if she were to act like a boy, then she would be brave enough to go to the Radley house. Ever since a young age, Scout has been brought up around her brother Jem which causes her to become more like a “tomboy”. She feels pressure to act more masculine to avoid getting poked fun at by Jem. Scout is not only made fun of by her brother, but she is also made fun of by Aunt Alexandra’s missionary ladies.
As Scout matures and understands the world in a new way, she learns the perspectives of her fellow townspeople in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Miss Caroline attempts to provide Walter Cunningham with money. Understanding the Cunningham’s position to “never [take] anything off of anybody,” Scout realizes Walter’s inability to accept Miss Caroline’s offer (30). Subsequently, when Walter pours molasses over his dinner, Scout’s own ability to understand Walter’s side surpasses her aptitude. After Scout ridicules Walter, Calpurnia scolds her for not letting Walter do as he wishes.
Jonathan Kozol’s book explores the impoverished community of Mott Haven. The children interviewed in the community have had little exposure to the world outside of the South Bronx. Without anything to compare their situation to, they tend to accept and attempt to live out their childhood, playing and making new friends in the direst of circumstances. The children interviewed often discussed their religious views and their relationship with God. Children in privileged communities tend to look to their parents to help them when they are in trouble or feel confident their parents will be able to fix any situation.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, the lesson of Atticus showing Scout that lying is alright sometimes is better shown in the novel rather, than the movie. The novel does a better job at executing the lesson because, the book allows for the reader to get on a personal level with the decisions that Atticus is making. Atticus is talking to Mr.Tate of the porch and says “Heck, If this thing’s hushed up it’ll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I’ve tried to raise him”(Lee 272). This is just a small excerpt from the books long conversation. The movie only allows the viewer to watch what is happening, while not as thorough.
In addition, as the attendant showed the family around their new home, the grandma told jethro to "fetch my stove so I can get some vittles to cook". This image demonstrate that rednecks and hillbillies have to go hunting for their food. Unlike the richer folks they have servants to cook for them. The grandma was surprised that everything was installed in the house for them showing that hillbillies are in a culture lag.
It is clear that Aunt Alexandra’s opinion of the Cunningham’s is dissatisfactory as opposed to her expectations of her family name. When Scout challenges her in a questioning manor, she simply states “‘Because—he—is—trash,” implying the Finch’s are out of the Cunningham’s league. THIRD POINT: White men having ownership over black men is history in the United States which many still continue to feel an obligation to uphold. According to Atticus, race makes white people act foolish. Throughout the book, Atticus’ voice acts as a beacon of hope, giving aspiration to his children; however, in this instance Atticus dryly says “...when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins.