For one thing, she is genuinely ambivalent and does not know how imposing a new rule (“You can’t say you can’t play”) will work out. She decides to proceed slowly with a long period of talking and thinking aloud with the children before starting the rule. During the consideration period, she does two more surprising and fascinating things. To add more perspectives and richness of reasoning to the thinking of her group, she goes one by one to the older grades in the school and asks each group
Scout acted as if the whole world was coming to an end. But as soon as she realized school was nipping at our heels she perked up some. Scout had always awed in wonder when school was mentioned, since she had never been herself. This was her first year and I wasn’t exactly comfortable with the idea of having my little sister attend the same school as me. When Atticus volunteered me to show Scout to school her first day, I wasn’t too pleased.
I think that it is a very good lesson to teach Scout because she is still a young girl and at he school she has to put up with all kinds of judgmental people, she doesn't need to add to the mix. I think that this has made Atticus' and Scout's friendship come a little closer because now she knows something that she didn't before so she can develop to be a nice and even better young lady in life. Another quote that related to my theme is the one in chapter 23. "Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell's shoes for a minute, I destroyed his last shred of credibility at the trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, he always does.
A child is in conflict because the child knows it's time to grow up, but is still holding on to the days when school is easy and fun to go, yet at the same time the need to grow up faster and be treated like an adult is the reason we are in conflict during our last year at primary school. This poem powerfully portrays what is really going through a child's mind but Duffy uses her own experiences to share with us. At the start of the poem, and supposedly the start the year, the way she describes her imagination by using a metaphor in her language to show us 'The Blue Nile' with the help by her favorite teacher 'Mrs. Tilscher'. This is a typical child action because instead of analyzing your work, children use their imagination to describe most things.
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.
If everything fails, my only option left is make her sit in front of my desk. The other option I have available is to change my teaching methods to suit this particular student. I know that she is very outgoing and talkative; I can use this to my advantage by having more class discussions and by assigning more presentations for homework. In doing so, Amy will be more comfortable doing her homework and feel more involved in the class environment. This also solves her problem of forgetting everything I covered during the previous lessons.
Even though both examples are of youths being bullied, the poems detail how the harsh words still stick with them years after the bullying stopped. It is important to note that the bullying of both Piercy's and Zimmer's characters occurs in their childhood. When young children start going to school, they are being exposed to an interactive environment with a large number of other young children for the first time. Naturally, some kids are going to be bullied. Zimmer's character, who had a “square nose streaming mucus and blood”, was beat by the school's nun, and did not perform well at school, was considered an awkward child.
“Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.” However, her attitude towards the whole Tom Robinson case says the complete opposite. Scout even hears her say after Tom's sentence "it's time someone taught 'em a lesson, they were gettin' way above themselves, an' next thing they think they can do is marry us. " Scout does a lot of "growing up" in this novel. She doesn't understand much about the world in the beginning, and by the end she understands a little too much.
In retrospect many forms of oppression and discrimination seem so completely barbaric and unimaginable and to think this dialogue was occurring less than thirty years ago. Though there is not a perfect system in place, there are now many more Torey Hayden’s and administrators that value emotionally and physically disabled children. As I read this book I continued to make a text to self connection as I have a twelve year old cousin who is autistic and I’ve watched her grow and change and explore the world around her and I always wonder how she perceives her place in the world. It seems as though she doesn’t realize that she is different, but how do I or how does anyone around her really know? Thinking about Torey Hayden’s students and my cousin I began to think about all those children and people who are on the border, they have some sort of disability, but they are aware of it and can sense this different way people look at them and treat them.
Scout also learns many valuble lessons about how the people living in her town are biased and racist. Scout’s personality matures exponentially throughout the book and it definetly shows. At the beginning of the story Scout is only about 6 years old. She is a self-described tomboy with quite the temper. She struggles with making statements that are not rude and selfish for example when she was describing why Walter did not have a school lunch.