In the beginning of the novel, Scout has an uncontrollable desire to use her fists to solve all her problems. She got "some pleasure" when she was "rubbing [Walter Cunningham’s] nose in the dirt", simply over a small issue such as, making "[Her] start of on the wrong foot" in the classroom. Lee highlights these reoccurring fights to support Scout's childlike actions. Scout has a turning point midway through the novel when Atticus explains to Scout, not to "let 'em get your goat" and to keep "your head high" and "fists down". Lee uses this scene to show the turning point in which Scout starts to see that using her fists is not the only way to dispel the negative words being thrown towards her.
Through To Kill A Mockingbird, the reader puts on the shoes of a little girl, Scout, and traipses through this familiar town and learns of social injustice by seeing it affect not only a member of the town, but her own father. The societal ills To Kill A Mockingbird comments on the most are race and the morality of acceptance. Race is the central issue of To Kill A Mockingbird. With Scout being white and coming from a seemingly middle class family, she does not understand racism or its effects on those for whom the hatred is intended. Scout’s hero, her father Atticus, says to her, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view .
Both girls did very bad things to one another, but it is best to see the evidence from the opposing side first so a decision can be made on who is more of a victim. Elaine was a huge target for Lysandra’s anger to be disposed upon. Elaine won the poetry contest fairly by a meritocratic poem about a “shipwreck.” (128) In return, Lysandra ignored Elaine ever since she lost. Elaine tried to be to a good sport about winning, but even Lysandra’s family does not respect her anymore. Her father said “You!” and shut the door right in her face.
Fuad Manuel Asfura Giraldez English 8-3 October 17, 2008 Everyone Bullies Melinda Sordino Last year a boy from the Everest school was kicked out for bullying at school, and was not accepted in some other school. This is why bullying is bad. Melinda, the main character of the novel Speak does not bully, but she is being bullied, and it practically ruins her life. Since the first day of school Melinda has been bullied by her ex-friends and other particular people. Therefore Melinda is still being bullied throughout all the ninth grade.
Being pegged a tom-boy from the beginning, readers see this in her willingness to fight any boy that comes along or even any adult that questions her. Part of her courage though comes from being naive . She doesn't always know or understand the danger around her.In chapter 2, Scout represents the voice of reason from the children to their new teacher Miss Caroline. She speaks on their behalf, which took courage since she ultimately gets in trouble for most everything she says to Miss Caroline.In chapter 15, Scout bursts into a mob of men potentially about to hurt Atticus.In chapter 31, Scout meets Boo face-to-face. She treats this man like a child.
The Development of Moral Education in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ In the award winning novel, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, Jem, a ten year old boy, and Scout, and six year old girl, are shown throughout their adolescence and the experiences that help them mature. Many themes in this novel, such as prejudice, good versus evil, and the importance of moral education, affect Jem and Scout as the two mature to become understanding young adults. Jem and Scout are shown going through a tremendous amount of growing up not only physically but also mentally, morally, and emotionally. The novel is set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression when racism is an attitude many individuals believed in. A trail in which Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, is set to be the defending lawyer of a black man brings the children to realize that people are not what they appear and how their society truly works.
Even when it is decided that he did not really mean what he said he runs into a lot of students at school who now hate him, especially after his family decides to sue the school. His "friends" were the ones who goaded him on and now they abandon him. Ugly Girl is sort of a punk-type girl, studs in her ears, tall, big (but not fat), and very, very independent. She calls herself Ugly Girl, though, it is not the other students that are doing that. She will stand up to anyone and anything, warrior-women Ugly Girl, as she puts it.
She got angry, stood up and yelled in her small and high voice: “Get away you, bully! Don’t touch, Brian!” Then she pushed the bigger bully so that he fell. That small act changed Brian’s position from that of a victim to a neutral one. Small children, who are vulnerable to strong hierarchy influence, have sometimes more courage to stand up to injustice than most adults do. My sister had nothing to lose when she protected Brian, she did what she thought was
Morality: The Thoughts and Feelings Shaping our Character Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a novel about two siblings, Scout and Jem, and the events that surround them as they grow up in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. The plot follows them over a period of 2 & ½ years in the 1930s, when Scout is ages 6-8 and her brother Jem is 10-13. “To Kill a Mockingbird” contains many different issues and themes from the South during that time, but ultimately, it is a novel about growing up. Through their experiences, Scout and Jem learn about the injustice and racism that plagues their community and so many more like it during the 1930s. The events they witness shape their moral character and beliefs for the rest of their lives.
Scout Finch: Boyish Girl Growing Up Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “People grow through experiences, if they meet life honestly and courageously.” In Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the character of Jean Louis Finch provides an example of how experiences shape one’s personality. She is Atticus’s daughter, Jem’s younger sister, and Boo Radley’s neighbor. People call her “Scout” because of her outspoken, headstrong, and boyish characteristics. As the novel progresses, she grows from age 6 to age 9, experiences turmoil in her small hometown, and transforms from an innocent girl to a thoughtful person. A tomboy, a curious child, and a maturing girl, Scout proves to be the most dynamic character in the novel.