“…not quite accepted in our town, for a boy and a girl our age to walk to church together unless there is an adult between them, but whereas I was embarrassed, Lilli didn’t care.” Since Kit and Lilli are almost like siblings, they should feel comfortable around one another. Kit may not show this, but Lilli definitely does. Although this isn’t directly shown, we can guess that Kit does not feel the same way as Lilli. During Kit’s questioning, she thought of the words “Put her in a bad light”, which displays Kit’s degree of care not to ruin the relationship between Lilli and Miss Dalgleish. It shows the aspect of taking care of those in your family, even when they aren’t related by blood.
In other words, Rex cares about his kids and puts in effort to come up with these stories, just to make them happy. When parents truly love their children, they do not intentionally abuse them in any way. Only once throughout the entire memoir, had Rex abused his child and when he did, Jeannette “…expected him to turn and walk away…” (220). Jeannette expects her dad to simply walk away, implying that he has never whipped her before. Of Course the only reason that he did it was to discipline Jeannette, so he had never once took out his anger on his kids, even during his drunk rages; he cared about them
Although in reality, she is just standing up for herself, due to the Reed’s mistreatment of her. When Jane goes off to Lowood with Brokelhurst, we as the reader sense that Jane’s life is about to get a lot better. We can sense this by Jane saying ‘Even for me, life had its gleams of sunshine.’ This makes us feel glad for Jane, as we have seen her miss-justice at Gateshead. In reality Jane has no clue what she is letting herself in for at Lowood. Mr Brokelhurst is a Calvinist, so he believes that Jane is not going to change at Lowood, and will continue on her path to hell.
The Finches and the Ewells have very different family lives and have different views on how to look after children. Atticus tries to be fair and tries to do his best for his children unlike the Bob Ewell who doesn’t care, and whose children live in neglect and abuse. Atticus treats his children fairly, he never punishes them physically or hurts them, on page 62 Jem says ‘I- it’s like this scout, Atticus ain’t ever whipped me since I can remember’. Atticus won’t harm his children like Bob does, who beat Mayella. Atticus believes that beating is wrong and possibly gives them worse punishments like the time he sent Jem to say sorry to Mrs Dubose after Jem cut down all her flowers.
Luke 6:40 states that “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.” I feel that this verse explains a lot on how a child will act in their environment. If the child is raised in a Christian environment they will become saved through the evidence of the parent’s beliefs. A child will not feel comfortable with their family if they are trying to force Christianity on them. By forcing a religion on them, they will not enjoy God, and for that reason they will not ever want to become saved. A child just needs someone to share the gospel with them, talk to them about what they believe, and to pray with them so they can receive a better understanding of Christianity.
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. Ironically, Atticus’s one insecurity seems to be in the child-rearing department, and he often defends his ideas about raising children to those more experienced and more traditional. Atticus Finch isn’t just an ordinary father. He teaches his children things no parent of that time period, or even our time period would even think of doing. Atticus tries to show his children how the world works from other people’s point of view.
This makes his only job to help the people of God with their problems. A priest should have no distractions like a modern day family may have. All they have to focus on would be helping his congregation, and thus with God. A family is a great thing and is usually a person’s main focus, so a priest having a family would affect his relationship with the congregation, because they would become number three on his mind, after God and his own family. So the practice of celibacy is a very appropriate one because a priest needs to be focused on the Church that Christians have given
Spanking Children Q I am a parent of two children, ages seven and twelve. They are essentially obedient and good children, doing their homework, chores and respecting my husband and me. However, from time to time they don't listen, yell and don't follow through on our expectations. I have always been taught that having children fear their parents is a good thing to assure they will not misbehave. If they don't realize who is the authority and who is in charge, they will test and push limits and start to rebel much more.
Hughes regretted his decision, but he did not want to keep everyone else waiting. This illustrates the common issue of Christians claiming to be followers of Christ, yet attending church is the only religious action they perform. The way that the aunt kept telling Hughes to come and be saved provided a coerced feel to her motives. His childlike innocence of expecting Jesus to literally walk into the church accompanied by bright lights led to his confusion as to why members of the congregation went up to the front of the aisle and Westley only going because he was tired of sitting. He took the faith aspects of religion literally, leading to his genuine confusion.
I have 4 siblings, all from the same background with the same upbringing but we couldn't be more different. This just goes to show that you should never stereotype. Everyone is their own person which makes everyone unique. We often have differences of opinion, we have learned over the years to listen to each other as well as voice our own opinions. My Mother is Church of England and my Father is a catholic so i was bought up to choose my own prefences in faith.