She also learned that you have to know someone before you judge them. Boo was never a scary person like the kids were told; he was just different and kept to himself. As kids, Scout, Jem, and Dill would be scared of Boo. After he saves Jem and Scout and she gets to look at him, she sees him differently. Boo Radley and Scout’s experiences with him have helped shape her into the person she will be.
[With her] left impaired [she] sailed in with [her] right”(112). Again, this shows immaturity because Scout is unable to control her emotions because she Is just a little girl who acts before she thinks. Finally, Scout exhibits immaturity when she thinks Calpurnia likes Jem better. Scout says to Atticus “she likes Jem better’n she likes me, anyway I conclude… and suggest… that [you] lose no time in packing her off”(33). Scout said this after Calpurnia punished her.
She notices problems in herself and is taught the most important lesson that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Scout learns the facts of life and the rudiments she needs to progress in life. She demonstrates this when she remarks “there wasn't much for us to learn except possibly algebra”. In the book Scout learns an undeniably important lesson of prejudice. Scout begins in the book as a girl with a prejudice towards blacks, highly because of the white people of the town.
Scout realizes that not everyone is treated equally and it is not fair th those who are innocent to be convicted. Another example is how the Ewells are not treated equally because they are white trash. All the people of Maycomb should not misjudge someone because of their skin color or what they do. Scout learns how everyone should be treated fairly and no different than they want to be treated. Scout learns how people aren't always what they seem.
“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.
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.
Journal Entry #1 I believe that the best character that symbolizes a mockingbird is Scout. I think that she best symbolizes a mockingbird because she is an innocent child yet all the adults want to make her more mature since they feel like she does not act like a woman. Scout only wants to play in the dirt and act like a kid but people in the town, especially Aunt Alexandra who moves into the their house to give Scout a feminine influence, do not believe girls should act that way even if they are a child. Scout does no harm to anyone yet the adults are killing her innocence and like Harper Lee wrote, “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The mockingbird symbolizes the innocence that Scout has and the fact that adults are trying to make her
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
Thy can not question their government...or their rights. But not knowing about something does not keep us from questioning. All it does is keep us un-informed. Teenagers remain un-educated about things like STD's because some schools have banned the teaching of it. Is that keeping the students safe?
They have a better way of dealing with certain situations. Their parents have taught them this. If a teenager is in care, this can be different because they haven’t been taught to deal with their emotions very well; there has been no one there to help them get through so they still act younger than they are. Emotionally, nature tells us that almost every teenager will have a rise in sexual hormones causing emotions to rocket and this cannot be help or affected by anything that may have happened to them. Socially, their friends are different.