When Nathan Radley fills in the tree hole that Boo left gifts for the kids in, Jem cries because he realizes how important that was to Boo. Later in the story, Scout wants to kill a roly-poly bug, but Jem stops her, “Why couldn’t I mash him?” I asked. “Because they don’t bother you” Jem answered (Lee, 320). Most importantly, Jem protects his sister from an attack by Bob Ewell, but breaks his arm in the process. Bob is a symbol of hate and evil and by attacking the children in an attempt to get back at Atticus this is also symbolizing Jem
I can relate to Scout in this manner, because I I too am protective over my family, but not as aggressive as Scout. Atticus is called a disgrace and "nigger-lover" a number of times by a number of people. One day in the schoolyard, Cecil Jacobs tells Scout that his family says Atticus is a disgrace and that Tom Robinson should hang from the water-tank (pg 102). This got Scout upset, but it was the only time she walked away form a fight because influenced by Atticus, he told her not to fight anymore and she knew if she did he would wear her out. On Christmas day Scout, Jem, and Atticus visit the Finch's Landing.
The children have been terrified and fascinated with their neighbor. Scout thinks him absurd and weird, and when Atticus states our lesson learned, Scout changes her outlook on Boo Radley and others. By the end of the book, Scout comprehends Boo Radley’s perspective and gains optimism. Both of the novels Carrie and To Kill a Mockingbird have life lessons that each and every person can advance from. People just have to give books a chance, and comprehend them fully before throwing them aside.
See Scout always could see the upset look on May Ella face during the trial and so could Atticus that’s why he still felt pity on her even though she lied on Tom. It was as though she never really wanted to lie on Tom she just did because her father made her. She knew that all the things that she said Tom was doing to her, her father did them on the daily basics. Again this is another situation that Scout had to deal with and learn that she never really knew what she was going through until she walked in her shoes. Last but not least Boo Radley was another character from to kill a bird that helped Scout learn her lesson.
About the world around them. And just like every other kids, Harper Lee shows us in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird that Scout, Dill and Jem are very curious kids. But whether their curiosity is a big help or a big problem, depends on them. One example that the author illustrates Scout, Dill and Jem are curious kids is the time they went to the Radley house in order to get a look at Boo. A reason why this example shows that the three kids are curious is because they could get into big trouble by going there.
From the simple issues like Scout’s dislike of her teacher and refusing to play football like the other fathers as Jem wants, to the more in depth issues of Tom Robinson’s trial, Atticus tries his best to teach his children that doing what is right is not always the easy way. Often, it is the most difficult road to take, but it in the end it is what really matters. When Scout gets into fights after Atticus is insulted by the school children, Atticus tells her to be strong and walk away because she will have more courage in peacefully ignoring her foes rather then physically attacking them. Atticus also teaches his children that humility is a key aspect in family code of honor. There is more to him then his children know.
Travis Walker 1301-01 Thesis Statement: Raising A Baby Squirrel can be fun and rewarding yet difficult and disappointing. I found the baby squirrel whenever he was about four weeks old. I walked out of the house on a Friday morning and both of our cats came running inside from underneath the car, which was unusual. So, I walked outside and looked under the car and there was a baby squirrel hugged up to the front drivers side tire fighting for his life. Apparently the cats had been tormenting him all night long.
She tried to resist taking drugs because she wanted to have a clean bloodstream when she dies. Also to avoid being labelled as a “druggy”. Even though everyone must have thought Ms. Dubose was crazy, Atticus observes her situation from a different perspective and believes that Ms. Dubose was very courageous. To prove his point Atticus says, “…Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It’s knowing you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it.”(Lee 112) Atticus tells Jem that courage is not a man carrying a weapon; courage comes within you, not with the objects around you.
By describing Scout’s first days at school, Harper Lee criticizes aspects of the education system in Alabama and to reveal the views of Atticus, the lawyer father and single parent of Jem and Scout. The early chapters concern the children’s games designed to see Boo or entice him out of his house. They fail to notice Boo’s interest in them; he rescues and attempts to mend Jem’s pants when Jem is caught in the Radley garden, and he
This is shown as he tells Scout that the reason she shouldn’t squash the Rolly Polly was because “They didn’t bother you.” (pg. 238). This alone does not satisfy Jem. Instead he questions the justice system with his father. Even with the prefudice Jem still can’t understand why the infallible battle Atticus led failed.