The first way that Atticus uses is teaching his children. Atticus tries to explain to them that people are equal and he always strives to make Jem and Scout understand that. For example, when Scout fights other students at school, Atticus said there is no fighting any more. Scout told him that the boy said some bad word to Atticus, because he defends Tom. Furthermore, when Alexandra said we do not need Cal any more, but Atticus gets angry and told Alexandra that Cal is one of the family.
He accidently killed Stilson in the beginning of the book without knowing until chapter 15, because he kicked him so many times. He did not mean to, he just wanted to win and make them stop harassing him. Ender always feels like a killer after he kills someone, even when it’s not on purpose. For Ender, he doesn’t want to be a killer because he doesn’t like killing people and he thinks that it will make him like Peter. Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter.
Throughout their stay on the island, Jack demonized Ralph, making him look like a dictator, and slowly drilling into the heads of the kids that he was the bad guy, despite the fact that the little progress made was really Jack’s fault. Also, Ralph didn’t really make it clear enough to the kids that what Jack was doing was wrong – most kids thought that they were just having harmless fun, but he didn’t make them see that (especially when Jack let the fire go out) if they sided with Jack then they would never get off the island. Jack may have been a powerful dictator, but he was also a coward – he couldn’t stand up to Ralph himself until he had the technological advantage of a spear, and the military advantage of army size over him – only in the end, when he literally had the power to burn down the island, did he dare to face Ralph’s moral influence head on. Ralph should’ve taken advantage of this and acted
They have developed imagination and Scout is indulges in intelligent discussion with her father. This further alienates Scout and Aunt Alexandra from each other. Scout has been taught by Atticus to ‘walk around in their skin’ to see how it feels to be another person and why they make the choices that they do. She has a questioning mind for so young a child and Aunt Alexandra’s racist attitude and obvious distain for Scout is doubtless a reason for Scout’s anger and frustration towards her. Aunt Alexandra may have been brought with ‘genteel’ values and restrictive codes of conduct but with all this she is a forceful personality and manages to impose her will on Atticus by announcing her move, without consultation, to the Finch family home.
After all bullies usually only pick on people they know they can make feel bad to make themselves feel good. Ishmael didn’t feel good about himself, he hated his name he hated hearing the story of how he was born. Ishmael squirmed every time he heard his mother and father tell the story of how he was born and where he got his name from. At school Ishmael spent most of his time, as he says “making himself as small a target as possible” to avoid the bully Barry Bagsley and all the names he called him. Names like Le Spewer, Fishtail Le Sewer and Manure.
Thought the poem also talks about how children see the world how they want to see it. If they still want to believe the myths, then they will. Also, the idea that adults will always try to protect children's eyes and prevent them from seeing what the world i actually like, that it doesn't have all those fairytales in it, but yet one day they will and have to find out that the world isn't really like that. The speaker in the poem uses verbal irony to explain the bullies in the history class. When the author separates "and the smart" in line 16, he emphasizes that the children in his class are not smart since they are not learning the correct information.
He thinks about other people’s opinion, but in spite of that, he still does what he wants to – e.g. he hangs out with the Dennison’s, even though Terry, his bestfriend, hates them. “When he turned, he bulked at the sight of Terry… Terry had predicted the betrayal.” When the Dennison’s want Teddy to load the gun, he is well aware of the consequences, and knows that it is wrong, but due to the peer group pressure, he loads the gun, which results in the death of Booby. He is inclined to succumb to peer group pressure and a follower, not a leader. But later on he is not afraid to say no, and to express his feelings.
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.
We know that as, when there is the rat incident, with everybody being scared, Bigger reacts by killing the beast brutally with a skillet. Also, he reacts with violence against White society as he’s scared of them. But, instead of keeping quiet and minding his own business, he feels the need to rob Blum’s, a white mans, store. However, in the end he doesn’t do it as he is in fear of being caught. Again, though he reacts to it by beating Gus, his friend, up using the excuse of Gus being late to get out of their 4mission.
By the narrator already assuming psychological judgment from the reader, the reader can also feel to question and doubt his sanity through just the first-person perspective. His madness is challenged when he admits the old man has done nothing to him and that he “loves the old man”, but yet is still going to murder him because of his eye. The reader also learns of the narrator’s psychological mindset right before he murders the old man. “But the beating grew louder, louder! I