In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout learns many things. We meet Scout and her character when she is aged 6. She has grown living with a prejudice of Negro’s; she has an impulsive character and a tendency to say inappropriate and childish things. She also has a short temper and is unaware of these problems and unaware of her character. As she progresses, she grows, matures and soon learns different things from the ever present mentors and guides.
Maturation is a stage of growth that we as human beings begin at birth. To Kill a Mockingbird in Harper Lee shows Scouts growth as she experiences and understands the prejudice of Maycomb. In her early years, Scout was being disrespectful to others and trying to use violence to solve problems. As time went on, she started to help others and gain control of her emotions. By the age of eight scout acted very generously and treated people with respect.
Scout as a Good Samaritan Through out the story To Kill A Mockingbird Scout grows from a young tomboy to a compassionate young lady. When Scout is introduced in the novel she is described as a rude and quick-tempered young lady who feels as though there is nothing wrong with beating someone up. She is seen as unsympathetic human, which makes her similar to the preist in The Good Samaritan story. As she begins to grow she is still rude and quick-tempered but manages to restrain herself from using physical violence to solve her problems. Scout also learns many valuble lessons about how the people living in her town are biased and racist.
Yes sir!” External: Scout agrees with the compromise her father, Atticus and her agreed to. Level C Behavior: Scout is Level C because she follows through with the agreement her and Atticus had made about her staying in school. 6 Pg:”He declined to let us take our air rifles to the Landing (I had already begun to think of shooting Francis) and said if we made one false move he'd take them away from us for good. External: Scout continues to dislike Francis but she remembers what would happen if she attempted to do something. 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.
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.
Racial prejudice was a way of life in the deep south of the United States in the 1930’s and it dictated what people thought, how they acted, and what they believed in. Despite efforts to initiate change, most peoples’ repugnant attitudes towards African Americans in the South remained the same. After being badgered by numerous residents, Scout asks her father, Atticus, “Do you defend niggers?” prompting Atticus to explain, “Of course I do. Don’t say nigger, Scout” (Lee, 75). Although it seems so simple, Atticus redressing Scout about using this contemptuous term is a big step in helping her understand that African Americans are human beings.
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.
The Lesson In “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara, a short story which takes place in Harlem, New York during the early 1960’s, Sylvia the first person narrator is a close minded girl. However, at the end of the story, as a result of a trip to a toy store, she becomes more thoughtful and open minded. Sylvia is a kid with a very bad attitude problem. She is so arrogant because she thinks she has nothing to learn from anyone. In addition she is quite aggressive to the point of being a bully as we can see from her remark about terrorizing some West Indian kids.
to kill a mokcing bird Synthesis essay “I saw her head sink down into her chair and bury her head in her arms. Had her conduct been more friendly toward me, I would have felt sorry for her. She was a pretty little thing.” (pg29”To kill a mockingbird“) Charlotte is a gr10 teenager that also flashbacks to her kinder garden age, she is from the story “The Metaphor.” She’s a girl that used to love her teacher in kinder garden but in gr10 she is ashamed and embarrassed of her teacher. Jean Louise Bullfinch from “To kill a mocking bird” is a girl in grade1 whom at first was fascinated by her teacher but after she got in a conflict with the teacher she had taunted the teacher and treated her with disrespect. Charlotte and Jean may have a similar
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