" 'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now. ' I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." This is a quote by Scout and her teacher Ms. Caroline Fisher on page 23 from the book How To Kill A Mockingbird well they 're in the classroom.
In many circumstances, we tend to prematurely decide, for ourselves, the details of people’s lives. As found in this excerpt from the story, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout makes the journey to decipher her mislead beliefs about the Ewell family with the help of her father, Atticus. He helps her understand: why they don’t go to school, hunt out of season, and overall are excused by the township. Scout first questions the necessity of her going to school while the Ewells only come for as long as they wish.
He makes sure Scout knows not to fight. Atticus tells Scout, “‘You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. Try fighting with your head for a change…’” (Lee p.101). He does not want Scout to fight anymore, he wants Scout to use her head instead of fighting.
Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a coming of age story where many life lessons are learned such as looking at things from other peoples perspective. In the beginning of the story, Scout is only able to see people from her point of view. Throughout the rest of the story, Atticus helps Scout grow from a young child to become more mature, from experience if not in age. When Scout has trouble with her new teacher Mrs. Caroline, Atticus suggests that she should look at things from other peoples perspective in order to better get along with them.
“First of all,” he said. “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(30). Atticus said that to Scout when she complains about her first day of school that her teacher, Miss Caroline, told her that Atticus taught her all wrong and not to read anymore. Atticus later explain that they could not expect Miss Caroline to learn all Maycomb’s way in one day, because she is from another place, and they could not hold her responsible when she know no better.
After Amy decides to change her parenting style and let her children do things by themselves. When she says that she won’t cook breakfast and do homework for them anymore so the children were shocked and cannot immediately adapt to a situation. After that Amy realizes that what she did before is indirect hurting her children so she gradually change to raise them in an authoritative style. She still give a compliment to her children but only when they do something really impressive not as always as in the past. She uses reasoning talking to them when they got a problem and also encourage independence for her boy and girl by giving a freedom in making decision and letting them taking care of themselves.
First, how can it even be proved that Scout is maturing? In the book, there’s a very important part where Scout’s father, Atticus, told Scout that fighting isn’t a valuable way to deal with her problems. Although later in chapter 9 Scout had the encounter with Francis, Scout was obviously trying to contain herself. After that encounter, Scout never had a physical encounter again. This shows Scout learned to solve her issues in a way other than
The colonel, in “The Dinner Party” mentions that “[a] woman’s unfailing reaction in any crisis… is to scream,” but that is proven wrong by Mrs. Wynnes and it leads to the lesson of remaining calm and thinking fast to survive danger (Gardner). In “You Can’t Just Walk On By” the boy learns his lesson about respecting all living creatures. Once he knew he was safe from the snake he began to think about how he had almost died and saying, “Not ever again would I take life for granted” (Deal 152). Everyone in each story realizes how vulnerable they are to these small, but deadly
Everywhere I looked, people were trapped in this black hole to fit into a certain standard. No one agreed with my opinion and said that “it is just how life is” and I should let things be the way it is supposed to. Soon after, my friend recommended me this book called ‘The Hunger Games’. It was about a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen that started a rebellion against the President as she disagreed with his way of ruling their nation. Her effort to break tradition and go against the culture of their nation inspired and resonated with me.
“The Flowers” Sometimes we learn things about the people around us that we don’t want to know, we learn things about the world we want to purge from our minds. In ‘The Flowers” Myop is introduced to a cruel and harsh reality that was very prominent at the time of her life. What she learns causes Myop to be changed forever, she loses the freedom and happiness of summer, and into the gloomy chill of the next season of her life.
From the beginning of the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Atticus has taught the young children in the story many lessons regarding the current situation they are encountering at the moment. One of the lessons Atticus taught was not to judge someone until they have walked in that person’s shoes. This lesson shows up numerous times throughout the book and movie of the story. Although the movie has a clear explanation of the teaching, the book has exceptional storylines following the lesson Atticus taught Scout. When the Finches had Walter Cunningham over for dinner one night, Scout was appalled by the way Walter was eating his dinner.
Change means to make or become different from a previous state. As an individual grows up, they go through many changes, especially in behavior, character, decisions, friends and body that can be internal or external. It pushes us out of our comfort zone and lets us experience and explore our world. Change is inevitable and many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee display their change through their actions and choices. Jean Louise Finch, known as Scout goes through a significant change in her character and behaviour throughout the novel.
“All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for ‘STOP’” (Google). The adults in TKAM represent different life lessons, such as knowledge and equality.