The adult Scout recalls, 'The remainder of my school days were no more auspicious than the first. As he grows older, he begins to do what is right even though his decision may not be popular. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. You're shamin' him Miss Caroline. Scout is considered smart for her age, and loves to read. The Cunninghams never took anything they couldn't pay back. Many of the boys at school are intimidated by her physical strength, yet she is told she must learn to handle herself in a ladylike way.
Scout hates school because in many ways it actually inhibits her learning. I imagined how it would be: when it happened, he'd just be sitting in the swing when I came along. Here, on this occasion, he chose to be honorable rather than obedient, and we realize that Jem is beginning to stand on his own two feet. The novel is written from the point of view of an adult Scout describing how she viewed the events of the novel as a child, and she often comments about how she didn't understand something at the time, but now, having grown up, she does. One of the most important lessons Atticus teaches his children is that empathy should not be limited to people who seem nice on the outside. One of them stepped from the crowd.
Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood. But it also seems linked to Scout's fear that there might be unknown dangers lurking in the familiar—like the ugly racism simmering under surface. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em. Tom Robinson helps Mayella Ewell with things she needs done around the house. Ever after, he respects the Finch family greatly.
Her tomboyish nature drives prim crazy, and Aunty comes to stay with her brother and his family in part to try to make a proper little girl out of Scout. Below you can find some of the best quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird, along with analyses of selected quotations. When these expectations are not met, Jem has a difficult time resolving his feelings. Jem ages from 10 to 13 over the course of To Kill a Mockingbird, a period of great change in any child's life. Scout knows that Boo is innocent in the act that he has done. He questioned the world as he knew it: 'If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? She is an outspoken tomboy who will fight when she thinks she is right.
When they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things. One of them stepped from the crowd. Having faced the evil of real people, she just can't get as spooked by an apparently harmless shut-in. You just hold your head high and be a gentleman. But by ignoring them you can get to the essential meaning and bare points of passages of text. Scout is the only one of the novel's primary three children Dill, Jem, and herself , to see and speak to Boo Radley during the course of the novel and realizes that he is harmless, despite her earlier fear of him.
Dubose has been raised differently than they have. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to be doing things that required pants. It is our church, ain't it, Miss Cal? But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself. The town has developed a myth that he is an insane monster who wanders around at night peering into people's windows. Scout prefers the company of her older brother Jem and their friend Dill. Jem has to read to Mrs.
She observes people and demonstrates precocious understanding of others. If a person doesn't know the answer to a child's question they shouldn't pretend they do so as to seem smart, or try to change the point so as to avoid looking like they don't know. He is simply a mockingbird. Scout's teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, means well but is inexperienced. It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight. Lesson 2, which comes later: there are more reasons against fighting than obedience to Atticus and getting to feel noble. Even after Atticus' long explanation about the intricacies of the Tom Robinson case, Jem is unable to accept the jury's conviction.
Atticus has a lot of innocence to him, he is a good man. Tate said stolidly, Bob Ewell fell on his knife. She's a troublemaker from way back, got fancy ideas an' haughty ways—we're mighty glad to have you all. Dubose even though she says cruel things about him. Dill Charles Baker Harris A friend of the Finch children, who is a little older than Scout, quite short for his age, has an active imagination, and exhibits a strong sense of adventure. Jem and Bravery As the story opens, we see Jem attempting to be brave. Some say the way Scout idolizes the world is poor writing as she is acting like a kid in every cartoon character.
Atticus showed empathy towards Bob Ewell, and his kids. And along the way, he grows from a boy who drags his sister along as a co-conspirator to a young gentleman who protects his Scout and tries to help her understand the implications of the events around her. The novel is written from the point of view of an adult Scout describing how she viewed the events of the novel as a child, and she often comments about how she didn't understand something at the time, but now, having grown up, she does. And she's not necessarily happy about it. Cecil Jacobs Cecil Jacobs is a bully from Scout's school. Or maybe her changing view of Boo has something to do with post-trial shifts in her ideas about community, and what makes for good neighbors. He turned to Scout: ''d you see him, Scout? Educationally, her formal schooling seems to hinder her learning, but she learns a great deal from her environment and the people in it.
He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. Jem struggled after the trial to come to terms with the outcome. Scout's fighting shows her quick temper and lack of self-control, but it also suggests that she's kind of a simpleton when it comes to moral matters. Scout believes Tom Robinson is good The bad: the people that create challenges at school, in the neighborhood, and town eg. Scout finds women to be more hypocritical than men because they make fun of her.