It is abhorrent to her personal values that Scout should be allowed to behave in her free-spirited ways dressing in boys clothing. To Aunt Alexandra, Scout must seem like rather a common and even feral child but since she is her niece she cannot simply ignore her or dismiss her as she does the Cunninghams. Scout is a source of embarrassment and shame to Aunt Alexandra. Jem and Scout can wear loose, comfortable clothes and play freely. They have developed imagination and Scout is indulges in intelligent discussion with her father.
Elizabeth Proctor is convicted in participating in witchcraft even when it seems obvious to her loved ones and most others around her that she had never involved herself with demonic forces . Elizabeth never confesses to witchcraft, but fortunately, to her advantage, she is found to be pregnant. The Puritan leaders would never sentence an innocent baby to death; therefore, Elizabeth’s life is spared for the remaining months of her pregnancy. Rebecca Nurse was also implicated in participating in witchcraft, regardless of the fact that she presented herself as an upright, God-fearing woman. However, the honest people were more often the ones executed, because they were not
This is not because he thinks that she is disloyal but, seeing that she is very young, the adults who are opposed to them would have little difficulty finding out all they want to know from her. 10. The people who live in the Fringes do so under very poor conditions. This we learn when David and the girls are caught and taken there. David's uncle is the leader there.
Aunt Alexandra shows that she doesn’t mind being rude to Calpurnia while she is bossing her and giving her chores to do, but she won’t talk about race in front of Cal, fearing she will offend her. Aunt Alexandra also doesn’t like talking about white people hating black people in front of Calpurnia because she thinks Cal will start thinking anti-white thoughts towards her and Atticus.
Scout, of course, is only nine but she has already felt the pressure to behave like a lady. Even growing Jem has started to hound on her about the “Ways of the World”. Despite that, she spends most days outdoors and is not afraid to speak her mind. Scout is not a lady, of which she is reminded of when the others laugh when she tells them about her hidden britches, but neither does she wish to be a lady, or rather the type of lady that Mrs.Merriweather would deem acceptable. Tying in to “being a lady” is sin.
This shows Scout’s prejudicial character for feeling immediate fear for the blanket because it was specifically Boo who put it on her. We can further see that Scout really indulged in what she heard about Boo and how much the rumors blinded her. Lee connects the quote she used above with another quote from page 89 where Scout says, “Jem, I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman.” This quote characterizes Scout’s innocence and portrays the theme of racism. Being the intelligent person she is, but due to her young age, Scout unknowingly uses the offensive word ‘nigger’ because she is too young to understand what nigger really means and how it is racist. This quote portrays the theme of racism when Jem responds to Scout by saying, “He won’t be black long,” describing the snowman to be black on the inside, but white on the outside.
For most parents and their little girls it is just good fun. They do not take the beauty pageants seriously. For a few parents the beauty pageants become an obsession. This is when beauty pageants for children can suddenly become very harmful. “Critics of the industry warn that the stresses of competition, coupled with an extreme focus on physical appearance, can have a negative effect long before these girls will be eligible for Miss America.” (Triggs, West and Aradillas 160-168) The loss of self-esteem, the inability to show a full range of emotions, the fear of failure, the extreme focus on physical image, and the discord with or fear of parents are a few of the symptoms those little girls will suffer from.
Most people believe fairy tales to be harmless to a girl’s development, unable to comprehend the reality of the situation: the gender stereotyping involved in these stories can be influential in several ways (Bonds-Raake 232). Although fairy tales are only a portion of a girl’s environment growing up, there is still potential for damage to the development of that girl. According to Parsons, although fairy
The narrator was an adult woman, looking back as she remembered her childhood and how Jem, her brother, broke his arm. Lee might have chosen Scout as she was a child and children have different views than adults. For example and adult wouldn’t be frightened of Boo but Scout was and had childish imaginations. Another fact was that there won’t be any arguments against Scout as she is just a young girl. However if this was an adult, like Atticus there would be arguments against him and he might even be punished being against racism such as the trial.” Because you are children and you can understand it”.
These girls had on barely any clothing and a lot of makeup and they are only seven. Beauty pageants are encouraging sexuality at very young age. Beauty pageants can really harm a child. With any child not winning something can really damage their self esteem. Not winning a beauty pageant is telling children that are not good looking enough or they’re not special.