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.
Everybody in Maycomb, it seemed, had a Streak: a Drinking Streak, a Gambling Streak, a Mean Streak, a Funny Streak. (13.26) Her obsession with Family Streaks suggests an underlying belief that Family is Destiny – and that Finches are Destined to be superior. But she uses that Destiny as a metaphorical club to beat Scout into line with – the Finch Grand Destiny apparently only holds true so long as Finch family members Live Up To It, and Scout’s lack of concern for the Dignity of her Heritage could damage the Family
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
At the start of the story Ben and Daisy play happily together, even though Ben is wary of his mum catching them together he is still able to enjoy Daisy’s company. This highlights that without being influenced by his mother Ben would have freely played with Daisy and never minded what colour her skin was. However Ben is uneasy around because of his mother’s racist behaviour, he knows that his mother will do if Daisy is caught in the garden with him. He therefore confesses to Daisy that he is not allowed be playing with a ‘’nigger’’. This racial language is disgusting and should not be said by a young boy, but it goes to show that Ben has inherited some of his mother’s racism.
They soon left to walk around the land and tried to use their convincing techniques to convince Granddaddy to let them take pictures. Although the author avoids telling us the cameraman’s traits directly, it can be assumed that he acts arrogant and selfish. Granny, stubborn, dramatic, and an ethical woman, was the story’s protagonist who feels disrespected, so she fought back strong and stubbornly.
Fairly quickly the idea of playing outside went from “boisterous games” to being “too poor to sit in the house.” With this sentence the manipulation of Hurston’s point of view begins. Through the eyes of a child playing outside is a wonderful privilege. Through the eyes of Hurston’s mother, it was the only way to experience “any pleasure.” To Hurston’s parents, life was a test and they were trying to get themselves, and Hurston, through it. Hurston’s father had a negative point of view on life and always seemed to be putting Hurston down (for her own good perhaps?) he often threatened to break her spirit or “kill [her] in the attempt.” In a perhaps less blunt way, Hurston’s mother showed that she too, had a fearful and negative outlook on the world.
After taking all the actions from the grandmother and the Misfit into consideration, readers view that the grandmother naturally obtained grace and has given grace to the Misfit. As the grandmother continues to talk to the Misfit, she doesn’t realize how selfish and self-centered she is, all she wants to do was to save herself from danger. Throughout the whole story, there has been details about the cruelty and selfishness of the grandmother. She is a manipulator, she uses indirect actions to get satisfaction for herself. There's a part at the beginning of the story where the grandmother uses the kids to convince her son to turn back and go visit the old house she mentioned.
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
Serena Joy the wife of the commander Fred feels a great ability to hold power of Offred especially because of how much despises the fact that Offred has the ability to carry a child and she doesn’t. The way in which Serena’s extent of power is demonstrated is when she inflicts physical pain towards Offred during the ceremony to symbolise that Serena was overpowering Offred and stating that Fred was her husband not hers and that she shouldn’t be enjoying the sex. Serena Joy exerts her power through her fear and by inflicting fear, she fears Offred not being able to conceive a child therefore she is willing to break the rules to ensure that Offred conceives. She does this by arranging secret visits with Nick who is an eye and is meant to be monitoring the commander and his actions. However, whilst Serena feels that she holds power over Offred, she is providing power to Offred by allowing her to feel a sense of agency and a thrilling sense of the ‘time before’.
Gender Roles In Society Though girls and boys are known to specific “boundaries,” they should not be expected to act completely different from one another. Society puts down females day by day just because they don’t “act like girls.” But what really does it mean to “act like a girl?” Every person, regardless of gender, is a representative of the human race. So, should girls of today be ignored, held to implausible standards, and forced to deny their true personalities? Girls are often ignored and treated differently than guys. In Chapter 5 of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout reflects on her summer and how she spent the majority of it without her brother Jem and their friend Dill.