Alice Munro comes from Wingham, Ontario, a small town she grew up in. Her parents did not make a lot of money, and had to struggle for an average life. Munro’s father Robert Eric Laidlaw was a farmer, on their family’s fox farm. Munro's father was a fox and poultry farmer. The story and her life have a lot of similarities, by the fact that Munro’s dad was also a farmer shows her life was reflected in the story.
To Kill A Mockingbird Character Study-Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham [junior] comes from the well respected, poor farming family, the Cunninghams, who are considered in the middle of society, above blacks and the Ewells, yet below Atticus. He attends school along side Scout Finch, and is the son of Walter Cunningham [senior] and seems to represent a general poor, poverty stricken child in Maycomb County. Walter Cunningham, being brought up in a very hard working environment, in agriculture, where not too much money is made, was taught not to take what he could not pay back. At school Miss Caroline obviously did not know about his background and embarrassed Walter by almost demanding him to take some lunch money from her. When Walter refuses to take the quarter but Miss Caroline insists, Scout interrupts, "…you'll get to know all the county folks after a while.
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.
Atticus tells his son that he wanted him to read to Mrs Dubose so he would understand that real courage was not demonstrated by a gun. “I wanted you to see something about her – I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.
Atticus finch • Father of jem and scout • His wife died when scout was 2 “He plays with us, reads to us and treats us with courteous detachment” shows he a family man, and in maycomb that is very important. It also shows that he is a very bussy man. • He broke the tradition of living the Fitchs landing, as he went to Montgomery to study law Atticus was a very fair man, he didn’t always get paid in money as some people n maycome were very poor but he believed2 that they shouldn’t lose the right to justice, he also had a black chef he played a material role in the family and had a lot of respect from him • He is a lawyer • Believes very strongly in the law and justice and trust the law Calpurnia Really commented on the ways of white people The radleys ‘The only thing different between he and his father was there age’ Jem • Jem is a lot more mature than scout, wee see this Scout Character Summery • Unusual little girl, with her qualities and social position • She is strangely intelligent (learnt to rad before school) • Unusually confident (fights boys without fear and stands up to Miss Caroline • It is unusual for to be a tomboy in the prim and proper southern world of Macomb it is obvious she is like this because of Atticus, Chapter 2 Scout is different from other children. Miss Caroline's harsh reaction to the fact that Scout already knows how to read and write takes the little girl by surprise. Doesn't everyone already know how to read and write?
In the Deep South in America, especially during this time period, this was “routine courtesy” that even a child of Scout’s age had experienced. Lee further emphasises how usual this was by having Scout ask herself the rhetorical question “What on earth was her life like?” before using Atticus’ cross-examination to illustrate it and answer the question. As Atticus questions Mayella on the stand Scout says that a picture of the Ewell’s home life emerged. This picture evokes sympathy and pity in the reader. We learn that there is little money, Bob Ewell drinks away most of it, leaving the family hungry.
If it was not for his timely interventions, the southern farmers would have probably been made bankrupt. He was also instrumental in developing a “school on wheels” to be able to go to farming communities, to give demonstrations. He did his work selflessly, with no thought to gaining personal fortune. Also it is recognized that peanut butter has tremendous nutritional value, especially for children. George Washington Carver died as he lived, quietly in January, 1943. Who would have ever thought that this gentle genius, a negro originally called Carver’s George, would one day become George Washington Carver, B.S., M.S., D.Sc., PH.D.
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.
The main family in the story (the Logans) live on a farm and grow some of their own food but they still don’t have enough money and aren’t allowed to shop at white owners shop. The themes of the story are integrity, passive resistance, bravery, civil disobedience, internal belief system and leadership. I think it’s a good idea that the same person is telling the story because you can see how a young child reacts to being discriminated against, but the disadvantage is that you can’t hear the other side of the story. When the author describes something, she creates a vivid picture in your head for example, ‘Spring. It seeped unseen into the waiting red earth in early March, softening the hard ground for the coming
Drowning in her own pool of ignorance, Lula criticizes Jem and Scout’s presence at the black church despite their relation to Atticus Finch, the one lawyer in America self-righteous enough to defend a black man. On top of that, Lula puts her own community at risk just to make a point. For example, if any white child either than Jem and Scout had accompanied Calpurnia to church; Lula’s behavior would lead to the churches ‘early demise. Yet, she still defies Jim Crow Laws to make a