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.
When Scout asks Aunt Alexandra why she can’t play with Walter Cunningham, Aunt Alexandra replies “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.” (Lee, 225). Scout gets angry and Jem has to restrain her from going after Aunt Alexandra. Scout innocence makes her think it’s unfair that Walter Cunningham is considered “trash” simply because he is from a low-income family. Jem tries to explain the Maycomb caste system to Scout when he says, “There are four types of folks in the world. There’s the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there’s the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down in the dump and the Negroes” (Lee, 226).
His perpetual teaching of lessons had even come to his benefit when he had to ask his daughter to go against everything he has taught her, when only one who truly understands all of those lessons can comprehend why Atticus would ask that of them. The difference between courage and cowardice, and how logic fits into the picture, Scout understands and is able to put this into view when she tries to understand the world she is in. How she reacts to the lessons, such as the truth to many people having their own bias against other kinds of people, such as that of many whites against blacks, and even vice versa, can only be described as established, as if she understands her role in the world around her. And for what we now consider to be such a childish, young-suited moral, not shaming others, bullying as its modern day counterpart, is taken for granted today, but for Scout’s time, it was something rarely the decent person knew, and quite frankly, it is possible that it even makes more sense for Scout to understand this rule, as she is at an age where it is frowned upon in one way or another by teachers. As a result of these lessons being implanted in her, Scout matures into having the mind of a young woman, a woman that would make her father so proud as to be beyond any possible expectations, as she truly does understand her role and responsibility as a white, in the world around her, to bring fairness, and justice to those deserving of it of whom her own race is responsible
When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again. She didn’t understand why but really Atticus was teaching her how to endure the different types of persecution due to his case. Jem is mentally influenced by the verdict and Atticus’s moral/social courage . At the court he is for certain that Atticus will win the case because of all the evidence that Atticus pointed out especially about Tom’s hand .The jury had turned a blind eye to his evidence ,Jem is overwhelmed by the outcome and then realized that Maycomb is different from the way he perceived it. He then tries his very best to hold it all in like Atticus .
(Have a look at the highlighted words, I have copied the introduction below so you can see how these highlighted words connect between the introduction and the conclusion). Example Introduction: The development of Charlie, Jasper, Jeffrey and Eliza is connected to the challenges they face as young people growing up in a small country town. These characters are challenged by events that force them to ask questions and think about their world critically. These events include changes in their relationships, the death of someone they know, and a growing awareness of the racial conflict in their
To Kill a Mockingbird How it relates to today To Kill a Mockingbird relates to today in quite a few ways, but there are definitely ways that it does not relate to today. There are some things that will never change that maybe should though. There have been many changes in society since the book was written, but not everything was changed. Kids act the same as they used to; they get into fights because of their parents opinions and what they say. There are some parents, from the story and now, that are not good role models for their kids.
In the book, this was not so apparent as they introduce this in the first page and with not much emphasis on this point. This helps my understanding of the novel as a whole because these children make some childish mistakes, and their values differ throughout the novel, showing the amount of growth that the children have went through. The third and possibly most important thing I've learned from the film and documentary was that To Kill a Mockingbird is about the imperfections in peoples lives and that not everyone will get along in society. It also shows how people with different social and economic statuses, clash with each other. From Jem and Scout's eyes it seems that everyone should get along but as the Tom Robinson case goes underway, they soon realize that things don't always seem the way they
That she needs their forgiveness before she can move on in life. The hypocrisy and bigotry shown in their attitude to the Mrunas, who they feel sorry for, because of ‘the poverty, the darkness, the immortality’. Yet this sympathy does not extend to the blacks in their town as Mrs Farrow points out ‘we can educate them till their blue in the face, we can try till we drop to make Christians out of them but no lady is safe in her bed these nights’. The irony of the ladies belief is shown in Mrs Merryweather calling the Northerners hypocrites explaining that “at least we don’t have the deceit to say yes, you are as good as us but stay away ... we live our way and they [the blacks] live theirs’ Yet they seem insistent to interfere with Tom’s family. What is really significant is that these ladies do not consider themselves to be racist or intolerant.
No parent wants to see their children go out into the world exposed to its dangers, but parents also know that they can’t always be there to protect them. Although Atticus accepts this idea, he loves his children, Scout and Jem, with all his heart. Atticus believes that everyone is equal despite their outside appearance. “You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” he said. Most people judge only from what is on the exterior instead of trying to make sense of how different people see things differently under various circumstances.
This shows Janie standing up for herself against Logan because she feels that she doesn’t have to work if she doesn’t want to. She says that he is only mad that she doesn’t worship him and his land and that he is upset that she is even saying anything to him about it in the first place. Logan probably didn’t expect her to stand up for herself like that. After that, she finished making the breakfast, walked out the door, and left to meet Joe Starks, who she had met a couple of days before. During the beginning of Janie’s twenty year marriage to Joe, she loved his appeal, ambition, and sense of style.