Watching what Dad is.’ As the boy comes downstairs, Jim – his mother’s boyfriend – he asks ‘Is it all in working order?’ and the boy ‘forced himself to put the torch into Jim’s big out-stretched hand’. The boy doesn’t want to hand the torch to Jim, it is something that he only wants his Dad to do ‘But Jim isn’t his dad’ this quote adds emphasis to this. However, when the boy tells his father that he has a torch, he doesn’t seem to be bothered – ‘He isn’t looking at the torch’. The boy wants his Dad to inspect
The good is Atticus Finch because he is doing what is right., and the evil are the townspeople because they think Atticus is wrong for standing up, and fighting for a black man. Another example of the novel being a struggle between good and evil is when a little first , Jem Scout was in school he knew how to read and very well. But the problem was, his teacher Miss Caroline did not want him to know how to read. She says that it’s her job to teach the child how to lead and that Jem’s father needs to stop teaching him how to read. The good is Jem and his father.
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.
When on land, Huck's father, Pap kidnaps Huck in order to keep Huck from being “better [than] him [and to keep Huck from] fooling around [in] school” (19) because he never went to school, illustrating a very poor example of parenting and a closed-minded way of thinking. As a parent, he should want what's best for Huck, wanting him to be civilized and be a decent human being. Like the land, which is physically slow-changing, Pap doesn't want Huck to surpass him. When Huck is imprisoned within the shed, Pap beats him and suppresses him, keeping him unchanged and unable to improve physically or mentally. Huck escapes suppression by fleeing to the river, where he finds his ticket to freedom; “a canoe... riding high like a duck” (30).
He doesn't feel like he can run to him anytime, he has to feel out his mood and approach carefully. Paddy resents that, and tries to blame the newspaper that his da reads, saying it is what affects his moods. Sinbad likes to pretend everything is fine when it is quiet at night, but he does realize his parents fight. It affects his eating habits and it affects his schoolwork. Paddy comes to protect him instead of bullying him.
Doodle's big brother's fear of being made fun of led him to being ashamed of his little brother. This subsequently led to him to teach Doodle how to walk. He also did not want to have a brother that could not do anything. Doodle's brother only helped Doodle for his own reasons and for himself. Doodle's brother was cruel.
It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight. Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him.” This quote from chapter nine shows her maturing because she could of easily fought Cecil but did not want to let her father down. Scout was known as a tomboy she wore overalls instead of dresses and she played outside with her brother instead of playing with dolls. “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
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.
In essence, his parenting style is to ignore his children unless he wants to abuse them. The parent in To Kill A Mockingbird that most closely resembles the parents we’d see today is Walter Cunningham. Cunningham is a hard working, poor farmer. He’s taught his children about hard work and seems loving, but there is an incident where he leads a mob to lynch Tom Robinson at the jailhouse. He’s eventually convinced by Scout to not lynch Robinson, because Cunningham has a responsibility to his children.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, and to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. To Kill a Mockingbird is a Southern Gothic novel written by Harper Lee which portrays the life of a young child who grows up in the racially segregated town of Maycomb, Alabama in the midst of the Great Depression. Much to the dismay of this culturally prejudiced town, Jem’s father, Atticus Finch, decides to willingly defend the African-American Tom Robinson in the court of law. Although Jem is childish and immature at the beginning of the novel, it is the decision of his father that causes the rapid maturation of his character throughout the book. The quick development of Jeremy Finch’s maturity and adult-like approach to life throughout the