1) Briefly describe the examples that Lee uses in this chapter to show Scout’s continuing character development. What does each example illustrate about Scout? There are two main examples that Lee uses in this chapter to show Scout’s continuing character development. One is a minor one involving Boo Radley, and the other is a major one involving justice. In this chapter, Scout realizes what a bother she was to Boo, and uses simple to logic to make the assumption that Boo is still alive because he is not carried out yet.
Tom Robinson was killed not because he didn’t conform into his own race or society but because he paid the price of another person that didn’t conform which was Mayella Ewell. Atticus was intimidated for defending Tom Robinson because he was a black man which wasn’t accepted to do in the white community. When Calpurnia took the children to the first purchase church she wasn’t conforming because of the fact she didn’t follow the way of coloured society. “Let's go home, Cal, they don't want us here". This quotes states the controversy between the coloured and white.
The citizens of Maycomb criticize Tom Robinson because he differs from society's cultural norm and because he is a different race which affects how society treats him. “You know how they are. Easy come, easy go. Just shows you that Robinson bou was legally married, they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that, but when it comes down to the line veneer’s mighty thin. Ni**er always come out in ‘em.”
Most young children are yet to discover that there is more to life than themselves. In this particular novel, the main character Scout, tends to think more about herself than others. Although she attempts not to do so, her childish self-kicks in which results in selfish actions. For example, Scout is heated that her cousin Francis, is disrespecting Atticus because he is defending an African American. Although Scout does not understand the meaning of a “nigger lover”, she simply assaults Francis because of the humiliation she faces and the tone of his voice.
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.
Discrimination is shown throughout To Kill A Mockingbird in numerous ways. Racism and prejudice are shown when the jury makes the ruling to convict Tom Robinson as guilty, despite all of the evidence to prove his innocence; Scout is known for being a tomboy. The lessons about discrimination that Scout learns throughout the novel are applicable to all types of prejudice, Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem Finch, is judged for defending Tom Robinson, an innocent man accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a low class teenage girl. Since most of the community is racist, Tom Robinson’s case is very hard for Atticus to defend. They do not believe a white man should be defending a black man.
As she gets older she finds herself going deeper into life. Looking into her morals and experiences before acting out. If it wasn’t for these role models Scout may have never developed into the lovely young lady she becomes at the end of the
These experiences challenge Scout's preconceived notions, gradually chipping away at her prejudices and transforming her worldview. Scout learns the invaluable lesson of not judging others based solely on appearances as she bravely walks Boo back to his home,
Tom Robinson is a black man who is wrongfully convicted of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. This novel goes through Scout's life from when she was 6, till she is 9. She lives in the town of Maycomb Alabama, and lives an innocent life until about halfway through the story, where she begins to ask questions. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout shows the readers that racial inequality creates an unjust society through the African American community, through the people surrounding colored folks, and through Tom Robinson’s Case. The first example of the consequences of racial inequality is the African American community in Maycomb.
These expectations can confuse young girls like Scout and can lead to identity issues as she matures. In today’s society, people have the freedom to dress how they want and won’t be ridiculed for it. As society has changed over time people are more aware of the issues in the world which can help them make better choices regarding their actions and words. Although Lee depicts the failure of the Maycomb education system through the description of the elderly students in Scout’s first grade. Scout is a very well-educated young woman, as she already knows how to read and write at an advanced level.
In the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, the author writes about what happens in the small southern town of Maycomb, in Alabama. Lee uses the influence of belief in traditions such as roles and family bonds to show that they are causes of conflict. Throughout the book, roles such as gender, age, race, and family confines characters to act, look, and even speak certain ways, causing internal, external, and family conflicts. This theme that different types of roles and family bonds are the root of conflict is developed through the use of physical setting, anti stereotype, and historical setting The author shows that Scout faces external conflicts caused by the pressure to fit into the stereotypical gender roles accustomed to girls at this time in history.
As a young girl, the narrator Scout Finch is beginning to realize that there are strict expectations for her because of her gender and limitations to what she
Finally, as the book comes to conclusion Tom Robinson, a black man, is pleaded quilty with the charge of raping a white women. Throughout the novel, it was proven all he was trying to do and aiming for was to help a young girl. People in society gain the evil assumption that all black men and women aren 't equal to those of a different race. A part in the novel that proves how intolerable the society is; on page 242, "A white man 's word, against a black man 's word, the white man always wins" (Lee). This quote shows how the main reason Tom was guilty was due to the color of his skin.
Readers look to Scout as a test to character and innocence. As Scout is only six years old in the beginning of the novel, she is unaware of the surrounding bigotry in her town, Maycomb. Unlike many of the characters in the novel, she is able to look at the world in a unique perspective due to her innocence and influence from her activist father, Atticus