Her school teacher, Miss Caroline, tells her that she cannot read at home because her father doesn’t know how to teach. After confronting Atticus about her problem he says that “[People] never really understand a person until they consider things from his point of view” (39). This is a lesson about considering things from another person’s perspective, which is good for Scout to learn because she tends to judge people based on their looks or ways of doing things. This lesson will help her in real life because before she judges someone, considering their point of view will help her understand other people’s opinions. To end, Atticus teaches Scout a lesson about seeing things from others perspective.
The first trait that shapes Scout and Jem as they grow is honesty. In the beginning of the novel, for example, Scout notices that her teacher, Miss Caroline, has no knowledge of the affairs of the Cunningham family, so she tries to help by saying “The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back - no church baskets and no scrip stamps. ”(26) Scout is showing honesty here, and she gets right to the point and explains the Cunninghams’ lifestyle as it really is. Even though she risks getting trouble, she does it anyway; this is an excellent example
She learns how to appreciate people’s point of view. Scout learns this when talking to Miss Caroline. She tries to explain the history, traditions, and daily life of Maycomb but Miss Caroline simply just doesn’t understand it. After Scout tells Atticus about her day at school, he tells her, “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.” - page 85-87 Scout looks up to Atticus and takes his statement to
She is not only intelligent in school but recognizes and can take care of real life situations in a knowledgeable manner. Her second grade teacher even recognized this. At one point of the book, she was told to stop learning. “Miss Caroline told me to tell my father not to teach me anymore, it would interfere with my reading.” Her teacher didn’t want her to learn anymore, when teachers are supposed to encourage as much learning as possible.
At last, Harper Lee uses characterization to develop the theme of you do no know someone unless you have walked in their shoes. For example, after seeing things from Boo Radley’s perspective Scout realizes that, “ when they finally saw him, why he wouldn 't done any of those things… Atticus, he was real nice…” (376). After realizing who Boo Radley is, and after seeing things through his point of view Scout realizes what it is like through Boo’s shoes. She starts to understand Boo more and Scout grows as a character through that.
Throughout the novel, Calpurnia interacts with Scout a lot as they live together and have a caring relationship with each other which allows Cal to teach Scout many important lessons including manners, understanding people and most importantly equality, and allowing her rebel against the Maycomb disease. After Scout beats up Walter Cunningham over a small mishap in the classroom she invites him over for lunch but finds herself questioning his eating styles. After making fun of him for it, Calpurnia teaches Scout an important lesson on manners when she says that it “Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's yo' comp'ny” (Lee 25). Calpurnia shows her understanding of manners and the differences between the Finches and the Cunninghams
Just because they are in their senior year teachers should see if that person is capable to read spell or write. Another thing is the students who puts their effort into school and still are not able to understand the subject then that will be different. For example, students with special disorders are the ones that will fall into that category. One of the many night students that sherry teaches said “I was a good kid and didn’t cause any trouble, so they just passed me along even though I didn’t read well and couldn’t write” (1). This example, shows that instead of the teachers using a method that gives her the power that she needs, students do as they please without much effort.
Atticus possesses qualities that set his character apart from everyone else. He influences certain qualities such as being skillful, intelligent and stepping up as a leader. Which teach Jem and Scout valuable lessons and morals that move Jem, Scout and the townspeople in a positive direction. In the beginning of the novel, Atticus teaches his children that do not jump to conclusions and learn to forgive individuals depending on their situation. Jem and Scout are once again taught a vital life lesson as Atticus states, “ 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.
When Scout came home from her first day of school, she talked to Atticus about all things that went wrong. Miss. Caroline’s ignorance of the townspeople was the main issue she had. Atticus replied with “You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…” “...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(39).
She brings a tray of cookies to one of Alexandra’s friends who had previously been rude to her and asked her if she would have some. She says, “After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I.” (237) Scout demonstrates her ability to be mature by doing something she dislikes in order to be kind to her Aunt. Later on, after Boo Radley saves her and Jem from Mr. Ewell, Scout realizes how wrong her perceptions of him had been, and thinks of something Atticus said to her. “Atticus was right.
At the same time, kids often do not understand that doing so can cause repercussions because they believe they’re doing what is right. For instance, when Scout’s first grade teacher does not understand why a student will not accept a quarter, Scout goes on to tell her “‘Ah--Miss Caroline... he’s a Cunningham’”(26). She continues to explain that the Cunninghams do not take anything from anybody. In Scout’s mind, she’s helping Miss Caroline learn about the town.
Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure. Compared to Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra is not a good mother figure.
Lesson To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a well know novel in the United States. There are many lessons being learned throughout the story. One being that as scout gets older she learns not to judge people without walking in their shoes or looking at it through their eyes. Another being scout learning to control her anger by not wereying about what anybody says about her and her family.
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout matures throughout the book as she matures her innocent nature is gradually lost and she realizes how senseless and brutal people can be. In the beginning she has still not seen any of the bad things people do in the world. Her innocence at is first shown when Dill asks Scout to marry him because they don’t now what marriage really is they both go along with it and say that they are married from then on. Another example of Scout’s innocence is when after she goes to school and gets in trouble she comes home and tells Atticus that she does not want to go to school anymore. She says that Burris Ewell only comes one day then goes home lie it would be a good thing to be a Ewell because you would not
In this quote, Scout is talking about how Aunt Alexandra doesn’t ever let a chance to nag people about how pure her family is and how impure their families are. This, however, is just her facade so she could hide her true self. In the following quote, it will show how Aunt Alexandra really is and this is after Atticus tells her, Scout, Calpurnia, and Miss Maudie that Tom died trying to escape jail. “I thought Aunt Alexandra was crying, but when she took her hands away from her face, she was not.