“Sandy wasn’t expecting such a comment, and was surprised at the stabbing pain she felt at hearing it.” pg 18 After hearing her mother say this, Sandy feels downcast by her older sister Marianne, and younger brother Lawrence. Sandy is also controlled by the people surrounding her. She is controlled by her father, Frank, by not wanting to put a foot out of line in fear of being punished. She listens and abides by everything that he says, because of the control he has over her and her siblings. “”I want you kids in bed in an hour.” “Yes, Dad,” Sandy and Marianne said at the same time.” pg.
(157). This quote proves that Calpurnia is thought of as part of the family and even though she is discriminated for being black, the children are still taught to treat her with respect and have empathy towards her feelings. Scout makes fun of Walter Cunningham Jr. for putting syrup on his food. Calpurnia tells Scout, "There's somefolks who don't eat like us," she whispered
Women were told that the key to happiness was being a good housewife and mother at this time. In the movie Waitress the story relates to many of the matters brought up throughout the article. The main character Jenna is married to a very controlling and manipulative man named earl. He too expects his wife to maintain household jobs, produce children and too satisfy him. As his wife, Jenna made all his meals and was guillted into wanting to make a happy marriage even though she was not happy at all.
Even though he had nose bleeds and looked pale in the end, the pride of the mother over Jerryâ€™s ability to take care of himself prevented her from noticing anything being out of the ordinary. The mother was able to gain trust over Jerry and that helped make her a better mother. By having more trust on her son she was able to let him explore and learn more about himself and things around him. Instead of having him not learn anything in a safe environment which she would not be able to keep him in forever, he was able to learn a lesson about reaching goals in
Sometimes her brother criticizes her for "acting like a girl," other times he complains that she's not girlish enough. Dill wants to marry her, but that doesn't mean he wants to spend time with her. Many of the boys at school are intimidated by her physical strength, yet she is told she must learn to handle herself in a ladylike way. The other lesson that Scout is truly able to incorporate into her worldview is the necessity of walking in
When Atticus fails to understand that Boo was the one who killed Bob, Scout explains Atticus a lesson which is usually visa versa, that you must never kill a Mockingbird and by exposing and giving him the negative publicity towards Boo it would be like killing him in a way. This is the major turning point in Scouts maturity because she finally sees Boo not as evil but as a gentle creature just stuck in a bad situation. Although Scout matured drastically she still managed to be daddy’s little girls when she falls asleep on Atticus’ lap when he reads to her. This is only normal because even though Scout learned so much she is still so young and has a lot more to learn in
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Scout’s biggest role model is Atticus. She learns pretty much everything from him and looks up to him. Atticus wants her to understand that it is important to put yourself in someone else’s place in order to understand them better, considering things from their perspective. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout learns to not be so insensitive and to show more compassion and less insensitivity.
Etiquette lessons were essential to the curriculum of the college, as it was to prepare the girls to become the perfect housewife when they get married. Betty Warren, one of the main characters, firmly believes a woman's only role is to be a wife and mother. She strongly opposes Katherine’s way of teaching and writes a newspaper article that tries to make everyone in the college go against Katherine. Out of anger, Katherine Watson shows her students four advertisements in her upcoming lesson, which showed contented housewives with their modern appliances, she then asks them to question what the future will think of the idea that women are born into the roles of wives and mothers. The surrounding darkness of this scene with light focusing on the screen emphasises the main idea: women in the 1960s were expected to solely
Write about the parenting styles of Atticus Finch and Robert Ewell in “To Kill A Mockingbird” In the town of Maycomb, children are expected to live up to there parents expectations, if not, better. Either children’s parents raise them to be just like them as Atticus Finch does, or the pressure of community expectations that a person lives up, or down, to their family, referring to Robert Ewell. Atticus’s parenting style is quite unique in that he treats his children as adults, honestly answering any question they have. He uses all these instances as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem, because he is delighted in helping people see a situation in a new light. Atticus uses this approach not only with his children, but with all of Maycomb, and yet, for all of his mature treatment of Jem and Scout, he patiently recognizes that they are children and that they will make childish mistakes and assumptions.
Because Mrs. Jones is compassionate her motherly instinct arises and treats Roger like he is her own son, even after he makes an effort to rob her. Langston Hughes exercises three different points in Thank You Ma’am to show this; Mrs. Jones makes Roger wash his face, she feeds Roger dinner, and trusts Roger enough to be left unattended, recognizing that he could steal money and run away. A way she shows mother-like acts towards Roger is she takes him back to her house after he attempts to robber her. The first thing she does is scold him to wash his face. That sounds like something a mother would say.