2. Scout gets into three altercations One: Scout usually gets along well with her Uncle Jack, but when he arrives in Maycomb, she begins cursing in front of him. Jack is Atticus’s brother therefore Scout should respect him and make him feel at home, but recently she has picked up the bad habit of cursing which relates back to the disease of Maycomb. Two: Scout attacks Jem because she got angry when Jem started to lecture her on why she shouldn’t annoy Alexandra, Atticus’s sister. In the previous chapters (1-5) Atticus is always telling Scout to relax and to avoid fighting with others therefore Jem is trying to help Scout realise her mistake and change her actions.
Before she thought that Atticus was different from the other fathers in Maycomb because he was too old and couldn’t do anything fun with them. After he killed the mad dog in one shot, Scout was proud of her father and got more influenced in him. Scout is forced to understand that Tom Robinson was being treated differently because he had colored skin. Because of that, Scout realized that people can be prejudice because her father took a case of an African American man who was innocent. It shows that Scout can actually think seriously about things when she says, “Who in this town did anything to help Tom Robinson, just who?”(215).
I can relate to Scout in this manner, because I I too am protective over my family, but not as aggressive as Scout. Atticus is called a disgrace and "nigger-lover" a number of times by a number of people. One day in the schoolyard, Cecil Jacobs tells Scout that his family says Atticus is a disgrace and that Tom Robinson should hang from the water-tank (pg 102). This got Scout upset, but it was the only time she walked away form a fight because influenced by Atticus, he told her not to fight anymore and she knew if she did he would wear her out. On Christmas day Scout, Jem, and Atticus visit the Finch's Landing.
Scout misunderstands. She thinks the mob is a group of friends, and rushes into it “(2001).Scout is not ready for the seriousness of becoming a women. She is more worried and playing around and enjoying herself as every other child. She also looks up to the only sibling that she have which happens to be a boy. Scout is only following the hand that she has been delt.
Before she would never tell Atticus to carry a gun but she is aware of how bad the world can be, and wants to be prepared for it. Scout just was as a kid who did what see wanted without think. But now, Scout learns to prepare for the world around her, she learns that it is not a pretty place. Scout's most important and notable change is how she thinks of others. She changes from someone who judges people without knowing them into someone who walks around in a persons skins' before judging.
Overall, these attempts lead to notes on fishing poles, peering through the window, and touching the side of Boo’s house which anyone can conclude as immature. Even Atticus comes to somewhat of a realization as to what the kids are trying to do and yells at them. With Scout’s innocence slowly diminishing, her ability to play silly games is not acceptable; especially with no more “free passes” left. She understands to respect those around her, even if it means subtracting out the fun. Not only is Scouts
Scout also does not understand the consequences of many things. This includes about fighting and the situation with Boo Radley, the Finch’s exclusive neighbour. Having such a young narrator gives To Kill a Mockingbird a different point of view to many other stories. It shows innocence and naivety, but also to not judge everything straight away. It helps ease the tension, especially during such a controversial novel.
Although Boo Radley shows just what a substantial person he has become, he is still misjudged by the society. This is proved when Boo Radley saves Jem’s life by killing Mr.Ewell and Atticus says it wouldn't be right to expose him and Scout vocalised, “ It would be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”. So when Atticus kept the information of Boo to himself, he really believed that Boo Radley was an innocent man who caused no harm to anyone and therefore shouldn’t be persecuted, as he has been illtreated his whole life. The aim with mockingbirds in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is that mockingbirds should not be killed as they only exist for the enjoyment of others and cause no harm and only minded their business. Another way in which Harper Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol is through Tom Robinson.
At the beginning of this chapter Scout feels as if Atticus is boring because he simply isn’t like all the other fathers. 65. Q:According to Miss Maudie, why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird? A: It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they don’t cause any harm all they do is make music for people to enjoy , and sing their hearts out for them. 66.
Over the course of the novel, Jem’s concern for other innocent creatures changes dramatically. In the first few chapters, Jem shows his selfishness and naïve view of life by stating that a turtle would come out by striking a match under him. However, after witnessing the prejudice in the Tom Robinson case, Jem understands the pain that comes from the power of hate. From then on, Jem is protective of every innocent creature. This is shown as he tells Scout that the reason she shouldn’t squash the Rolly Polly was because “They didn’t bother you.” (pg.