Scout tried to resist her father but since Atticus was a well-respected man to both his peers and families, Scout followed his orders. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.” (76) A good father would teach his
Racism was not a thing of Atticus and he raised his children alone to feel the same way. Atticus took on a case of a black man verses a white man; however, he knew that a black man will not win against a white man if a white man is calling the shots. He knew this well. Nevertheless, Atticus refused to give up soulfully because he strongly believed in all men being created equal. Atticus taught me that equality comes first.
“Tom Robinson was her daily reminder of what she did. What did she do? She tempted a Negro.”(206) During the time of the trial people truly were racist and prejudiced. They wanted a separation between blacks and whites, and could not tolerate the mere thought of them being together intimately. “That Robinson boy was legally married, they say he kept himself clean, went to church and all that, but when it comes down to the line the veneer's mighty thin.
The present society appears to have an identity predicament with the Church, because there is a tremendous amount of self-help propaganda in this society; therefore they simply do not care about a commitment with the Church, but can read about how to be better people in the comfort and safety of their own homes. This concept is safe and they do not open themselves up for disappointment or tedious Church tasks. Billings notes, “Participation in Church life is not seen as crucial for the practice of Christianity, it is the practice of Christianity that British people think important.” (Billings, 2004, p. 104) The British thinking has become a
Angiri Valderrama Page 1 English 101 Date: Dec 2,2012 Sweet or Sour Parents? Why strict parents raised better kids??? Well they do because from an early age the established house rules and standard where they expect their child’s to put family first than any social engagement. Having some sore of list of rules gives a child boundaries such as not yelling, no smoking, no certain kind of clothing, no lying etc. Being a strict parent doesn’t meant that they will be inrespecfull or abuse towards their child, not at all.
Michael is happy that Josie called him to the school to help her because it shows that she accepts him in her life. 18. Sarah’s theory of destiny is that you “let your parents decide” and you have to “marry your own stock” and that you don’t move outside your realm of social and economic status. 19. Josie doesn’t sleep with Jacob because they are different cultures and religions; she believes this to be too important.
Bertrande constantly questioned and confided in those closest to her only to be told she was mad. “All my household believe me to be mad”. The priest, who was an important figure at the time, dismissed Bertrande’s speculations and did not express any doubt about the strangers identity. Rather, he reassures Bertrande that men change over time and that Bertrande should “pray for understanding” . When Bertrande went on to sue Arnaud, he discouraged Bertrande to bringing the lawsuit against the rogue imposter as he was convinced that the man Bertrande was accusing was the real Martin.
Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune. The group of ladies that form the church circle should be an open-minded group, but they have only shown to be insensitive and unsympathetic. The full maturation of Scout is shown when she thinks to herself on the Radley porch, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shows and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (374).
“You just hold your head high and keep your fists down.” Pg 76 Atticus is teaching his children to be proud of who they are and turn the other cheek, by not starting fights. I select this quote because it teaches family values. 5. "This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is our home" Pg 76 This quote shows us that Atticus does not want his problem (defending Tom Robinson) to become a problem for Scout and Jem.
| How did you go about to discipline your children? Do you both agree on this?Dad is the soft one and allows everything and does not like to discipline our child but mom is the more stricter one. Our son is still very young but he already knows that he can get away with everything with him. | 18. | Has religion played a role in your marriage and raising your children?Yes, we raise our child in a Christian home and it is important to us that our child is raised according to the Bible.