Empathy, a value Atticus’s teachings are fundamentally based is the one value that seems to trouble Scout at the beginning of the book along with racism. (Lee pg:148) Fighting shows how immature and small minded a person is, Atticus is greatly against physical confrontation we know that because he even went ahead and said, “ I try my best to love everybody,” a value that he tries to pass down to his kids. (Lee pg:179) But Scout doesn’t seem to recognize that fighting isn’t the smart choice because she gets into fights quite frequently, sometimes without understanding what they were saying or fully knowing the phrases and what they meant, Scout troubled asked, “Atticus, what exactly is a nigger-lover?”(Lee pg:178). A topic she got into fights multiple times. She jumped on her younger cousin, Francis because he called her a nigger-lover.
Scout is an exceptional smart girl who gets into many fights when she is younger for not the best reasons. Scout follows Jem around throughout the whole story, but when they get older, so do their bonds as friends. Scout gets through the tough times with the help of her dad Atticus, Atticus gives Scout advice that helps her get through life better by understanding their feelings, or emotions (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird). Scout also does not act right, according to Maycomb she is supposed to wear dresses, hang around at the house, not fight or play with boys, which affects her childhood in a number of bad ways. Throughout the book Scout goes from a little girl to a young woman with help from different life experiences.
Family is important to you right? Yes a lot of people would do anything to defend their family or stop someone that is slandering your family. The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee describes the Finch family who lives in Maycomb and Mr. Finch defends a black man named Tom Robinson. Chapter 9 describes the problem between Scout and Finch (Scout’s cousin) and Scout uses violence to defend her father. This problem really helps me come of age understanding it is not right to use violence when defending family.
Anne Frank showed bravery and always stayed hopeful for her future. Many forgot how old Anne was because she provided our society with so much knowledge of her time spent in hiding. Even while being shoveled from one concentration camp to the next Anne revealed her strong side instead of her youthful frightened side. Anne says, "The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under." Anne knew she had to be strong in this tough world which she made her life known to everyone through the dynamic hope and strength she exemplified in her diary.
A woman named Harper Lee wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird”, which about the life of two siblings, Jem and Scout Finch, and their experiences in the eventful Maycomb County. It is written in the perspective of Scout. It is important that it is written in first person narrative because it emphasizes on the characters. Unlike third person omniscient, first person narrative shows the reader the truth of the character, which is very important when you want to see flesh in the developing character. Reading in first person narrative allows the readers to engage with the characters better and that is experienced with Scout while reading this great piece of literature.
However, they both resent the war when they face it. During peacetime, Phineas creates his own reality, but later his classmates force him to accept the truth. Originally, Phineas only refuses to believe in silly things like Caesar, Latin, or the war. He views Caesar as “more of a tyrant at Devon than he had ever been in Rome” ( Knowles 162). However, his greatest denial comes when he purposely tries to forget about Gene jouncing the limb and tells Gene “I don’t know, I must have just lost my balance” (Knowles 66).
One of the best examples of a hero is Atticus Finch, a lawyer and father in the 1930s in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Many may believe a different character in the novel is worthy enough of being called a leader but since the beginning of the book Atticus has greatly demonstrated the strong and bold qualities of a hero. To begin with, from the start of the novel multiple characters gave not just Atticus but his children too a hard time for defending Tom Robinson. Atticus
These traits also apply to Scout, especially when she is in a difficult situation. She shows these traits when she saw Atticus try to protect Tom Robinson from the gang. She could tell her father was in trouble, so she speaks to the gang, which shows bravery. Scout says “Atticus said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they are interested, … Mr. Cunningham displayed no interest in his son, so I tackled his entailment once more…,” (Lee 205) which shows that she knows how to quickly think of things to say. She made Mr. Cunningham come to his senses and call off the gang before someone got hurt.
However, her absence has made her the Scout that we see in the book. Instead of having a mother who was always there for them, who took care of them and loved them because she had to, we have women of the town taking on that role because the care about Jem and Scout. The maternal figures in To Kill a Mockingbird are plentiful and have a massive impact on the story, especially for Scout. One main example of a maternal figure is Calpurnia. She is the African-American housekeeper and cook who has watched over Scout all her life.
It starts off amiable, as the author introduces the characters, properly depicting different voices and personalities. These characters lead to a thick plot, narrated by Scout Finch. Because Scout is a mere 8-year-old girl, the reader doesn’t have much insight as to what’s going on. Harper Lee uses innocence in Scout and the other characters in the book to introduce racism, hatred, love, family, unity, and other ideas into the minds of readers. Scout’s family is made up of three people: Calpurnia, Atticus Finch, and Jem Finch.