However, Uncle didn’t know the truth behind this brutal and aggressive accident where Scout, not Francis gets in trouble. This accident shows the way it was normal to say about black people because parents who were disrespectful for slaves, were showing racism to their children. However, Scout accepts this phrase as a horrible thing because she knows that Atticus is not like other people-he respects everybody and does not teach Scout and Jem to be racists because it
Level B Behavior: Scout is Level B because she wants to hurt Francis badly but then she thinks on what her father, Atticus had told her. 6 Pg. “I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. I soon forgot.” Internal: Scout showed who could be the bigger person a she defiantly did. Level D Behavior: Scout is Level D because she holds her composure and she does the more civilized thing to do.z 6 Pg.
His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well. After Bob had just saved Scout and Jem's lives, Atticus and Mr. Heck Tate were talking about Mr. Ewell. "He has guts enough to pester a poor coloured woman, he had guts enough to pester Judge Taylor when he thought the house was empty, so do you think he'd met your face in daylight?" (Page 269) - Mr. Heck Tate (on why Bob Ewell went after Scout and Jem). This quote shows how Bob Ewell has no empathy skills whatsoever.
We were finally released for recess and I decided to see how Scout was doing. I snuck away from the safety zone of my fifth grade peers to where the first graders were huddled. I pulled Scout away from them and asked her how her day was coming along. She was very upset about how her new teacher had been teaching them. By the way she made her teacher out to be I would’ve assumed she was the devil if I didn’t know how mellow dramatic my sister could be.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout learns many things. We meet Scout and her character when she is aged 6. She has grown living with a prejudice of Negro’s; she has an impulsive character and a tendency to say inappropriate and childish things. She also has a short temper and is unaware of these problems and unaware of her character. As she progresses, she grows, matures and soon learns different things from the ever present mentors and guides.
When Miss Caroline asks scout to read aloud she discovers that Scout seems to be more literate than the rest of the students. Miss Caroline does not like the fact that Scout is ahead of the class and demands that Atticus stops teaching Scout to read. Miss Caroline testifies, “Your father does not know how to teach.” (Lee 17) Scout concludes that she had never had anyone teach her to read so well because Atticus had always come home late from work and was too tired to do anything but read in his chair. Through this event Scout learns about the harshness, and unfairness of some people that live in the world. Although Miss Caroline’s comment is unfair, scout realizes that many things are not fair but she can’t always dwell on the past which is the message that Harper Lee is communicating to us.
He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman. Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
All three children are terrified of even walking past the Radley house. While reading the novel there are several small details that prove Boo to not be the person that Maycomb and Scout believe that he is. Scout first starts to realize the truth about Boo after finding presents in the tree, which have a bad stigma since the children that Scout goes to school with say anything from the Radley property is poisoned. After a burst of courage, Scout comes to find that the presents are not poison, thus making her realize that the word of her schoolmates is invalid. Another incident would be the night of Miss Maude’s house fire.
This is not an isolated situation, but a constant and recognizably unchanging event that was part of life for a black person during the 1950's. This kind of racism became such a common occurrence that soon the victims began to believe that the insults were true. Geraldine's family is an example of such hatred, as she shapes her life, family, and son to reject their heritage; the color of their skin and accept inferiority. Geraldine molds her son's views by telling him only to play with "White kids; his mother did not like him to play with niggers. She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers.
The Faults in Human Nature In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee highlights the negative aspects of human nature through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl named Scout. Throughout the novel there are situations where the people of Maycomb fall under the influence of their neighbours, leading them to bring out a repugnant side of themselves. The townsfolk were filled with prejudice against the blacks in their community simply for the fact that they did not understand the way they live. This is usually caused by heredity because children are taught from a young age only one opinion, and presume it is right. Sadly, not knowing any better, they discriminate against them, not knowing what else to do.