(p112). This message learnt by Scout teaches her that real courage is not about shooting people but it’s one that teaches people to have the ability to go through with something that might frighten them. It also teaches the audience that hiding behind physical strength, violence is not true bravery. True courage is having the mental fortitude to do what is right in the face of great pain, difficulty and conflict. By doing this Scout learnt the act of courage which made her think twice about what she would say to
These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant influence on the character of his children. Atticus is a morally upright person who teaches his kids a number of important life lessons and leads by example. In Chapter 3, of To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus shows an interest in Scouts feelings as he is quick to notice that something is bothering her. Scout tells Atticus of her rough first day at school and teaches her an important lesson. Atticus says, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
In addition a lot of things happen to people in Maycomb while they were trying to figure out Boo Radley, Scout and Jem (two main characters) have two mysteries they’re trying to figure out. If the story took place somewhere else it would be different because the different setting would possibly mean more/less people. It could be less mysterious, and the economy would be different along with the weather. Paragraph 3 Character Analysis: One character I would like to focus on is Scout Finch, a nine-year old girl that is very social, kind, and adventurous. She is very social because she makes friends easily with young and old people.
When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley. This may foreshadow a future relationship between the families and ultimately showing the community that everyone is capable of being friendly to each
Courage is a miraculous quality. Courage is great, because it gives people character, and can even provide opportunities. When individuals use courage the right way, they can get far in life. This is proven true in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is used by Atticus, Jem, and Scout. Atticus exemplifies courage in several situations.
Boo gains curiosity as a result of watching Jem and Scout, and eventually, he has to surmount his shyness to help them. Boo Radley displays the most courage throughout the novel for the following reasons: Boo reaches out anonymously to Jem and Scout despite his shyness; He saves Jem and Scout’s lives
Another one of her strengths is that she is courageous. Scout expresses her courage through her strangeness. Scout not once gives up to what others do and withstands the tendency for ‘groupthink’ that is so much a part of Maycomb civilization. When Scout displays this in front of others, it is obvious that there is audacity in her
Nonetheless, to also have a father as Atticus who nurtured the ethics of being kind and loving to others with the acknowledgement that they are also capable of bad. Only through him does Scout really learn how to view other people’s mindsets. She goes from thinking childishly, to being able to put herself in other people's perspective. From the first lesson Atticus gave her at the beginning with her teacher Miss Caroline, which she struggled to understand; she applied for Boo Radley. The fact that Boo saved their lives, serves as an example that even though they live in a very bigotry, prejudiced type world, there is still good.
Lee also expresses this theme through Scout. She learns how to use politeness to avoid conflict when she resists the urge to fight Cecil Jacobs (Lee 85). While Scout does not understand the significance of her refusal to fight, it marks the beginning of her learning how to combat criticism. Harper Lee uses the theme of diplomacy and respect to counter the hatred of racism and the theme can be effectively applied to real life. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses themes through characters and actions to teach lessons about everyday life.
Without Atticus and Calpurnia, Jem and Scout would not be the same. Together, these two characters represented the way Scout and Jem were raised. Atticus was, in fact, the key role model in both Scout and Jem’s lives. Even by the author of the book, she admired her father’s ways of teaching childhood
When Scout has come to realize that she was no longer afraid of Boo Radley and had the courage to stand on the Radley front porch brings her to adult hood. She finally understands him and sees what he really is like. He is nice, now that she has finally seen him, which Atticus tells her later on “Most people are [real nice], Scout, when you finally see them” (281). She realized through gradual stages of change, that prejudgment of people is generally inaccurate, and that what people thought of Boo was untrue. Also Scout realizes how her teacher was being hypocritical.
The childhood world of Jem, Scout, and Dill is easygoing. Even though it is laid back they still have rules like every kid and adult. Their relationship with Boo Radley was weird. The three kids even invented a game after Boo Radley. Yet, they all are scared of him.
It is a very drafty feeling, I feel like I am not a part of this world. Although I have my theories, I know for a fact the truth of why I am named Ishmael Leseur. When I was just a young child, quite fresh out of the womb you might say, I was not normal. I came out of my mother without shedding a single tear and my doctors knew I was abnormal. All I have every wanted was a normal life and to grow up like an average boy but, people have always treated my as if I am borderline stupid.
Often it takes failure, insight, and experience to learn life lessons which children simply do not possess for the mere fact of not having lived long enough. Wendy, Peter, and Miriam act like they have it all figured out and are willing to live with the consequences of their actions. In the matter of Peter and Wendy, they wanted the nursery so bad they were willing to sacrifice their parents to the lions to have their way. They do not have the understanding of what it takes to live in the real world, especially at ten years old and when your closest comfort is your house. They were used to manipulating their parents to get what they wanted instead of learning the skills to do things themselves.
Scout definitely has demonstrated growth throughout the book; she has realized that not everyone comprehends situations like her. She started off in the book with a very liberal, non-prejudiced thought process, and clutched onto it throughout the narrated moments of her life. Her, Dill, and Jem were always mesmerized by Boo Radley’s existence, and did the best they could in order to see him. Scout and the other children had heard stories about Boo throughout their entire childhoods; how he was bizarre, not the safest man in the world, but for some reason she was not comfortable with this idea. Call it curiosity, or label it as boredom, she was determined to meet Boo Radley.