To Kill A Mockingbird-Scout Relationship

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It seems that, with recent events, our views on the world has gone backwards. Our views of other people, political views, etc. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a young girl faces the ups and downs of life in a small, Alabama town. Along with her brother, Jem, Scout finds out life 's rules. How to be a lady, when and when not to read, who to sit with, who to invite to dinner. Scout learns that some things are meant to be cherished. The reader follows Scout through growth, communication, and free will. Humans are perpetually growing. Their minds, their bodies, always growing. The younger years of a child’s life are the most important. The parent is probably the most influential person in a child’s life. “Jem and I found our father satisfactory:…show more content…
The ability to communicate with each other is an everyday accomplishment. The ability to say something important, though, is something that should always be cherished. “‘Your fathers right,’ she said. ‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us’”(Lee ). Scout is very upfront about many things and if she doesn’t like something she will express her dislike in several ways. If something is that sounds like an insult she will place a very solid left into the face of the speaker. Although she sometimes is able to read the feel of a room very well and knows when and when not to speak. From time to time, Scout has the chance to change a person’s heart with her words, almost like Atticus. As a lawyer, Atticus learned many communication skills himself and passed that on to Scout and Jem. Jem and Scout took Atticus’s lessons in in their own way. Like languages, there are many different speech patterns. “Again I thought her voice strange: she was talking like the rest of them”(Lee 43 ). Where a person grows up with will have a large impact on how they speak and act because there will different social norms where they are at. Most of Maycomb’s inhabitant’s that are respected have an education and an educated speech pattern. There are two categories that the Maycomb people could be put into. The educated and the uneducated.Most people who are educated are respected by…show more content…
But few know what they have a passion for. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read, one does not love breathing”(Lee ). Only in the experiences that a person has could they be considered wise. It is in these experiences that a person finds their true passion. It is also in these experiences where one could learn to hate what they once loved. Tom Robinson’s case was what began Atticus’s dislike of practicing law. The case was what made Dill realise that not everyone treats others like human beings, but like dogs. The mind is a fickle thing. When it comes to authority, most people are silent rebels. “‘You’ve got everything to lose from this, Atticus. I mean everything.’ ‘Do you think so?’”(Lee 18). Atticus is not a loud man but he is someone that should not be crossed. Atticus knows what he does and does not like, the same goes for his children although they are more forceful about it than Atticus. Atticus, as a lawyer is able to keep control of himself in difficult situations, making him come off as passive aggressive. But he is also gentle. He normally does not force Jem and Scout to do anything. He does not make Scout wear dresses, like Aunt Alexandra would if she could. He talks about cases openly in front of Je, and Scout to help them learn. He even reads to Scout, because he can. In the end, though, even the smallest of people can succeed. “‘If it was any other man
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