Filth is by every inch she walks on and she still has this idea of a perfect world whose only issues revolve around dog-poop being on the sidewalks and whether or not the man that resides on the other side of the street is real or not just because of his spooky name, Boo. Courageous possessing or characterized by courage; brave Morality Morality - conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct. Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Girls Rule As you might have guessed, Scout doesn't have much interest in stereotypical girl things, like dolls and dresses. But her Aunt Alexandra tries hard to turn her into a lady, much to Scout's irritation. That in itself is rebellious and flexible.
Atticus showed a lot of strength and dignity by resisting any sort of retaliation he could have made. Scout, whose real name is actually Jean Louise, is six years old when the story begins. His family life is less than ideal, and he tends to resort to escapism when confronted with difficult situations. Having faced the evil of real people, she just can't get as spooked by an apparently harmless shut-in. She is also a tomboy who spends the majority of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill.
Maybe someday we would see him. Atticus showed a lot of strength and dignity by resisting any sort of retaliation he could have made. Bob holds a strong grudge against Atticus and attacks his children at the end of the novel. Helen Robinson Wife of Tom. As a child, Scout doesn't understand the full implication of the things happening around her, making her an objective observer and a reporter in the truest sense.
Atticus is sometimes overly optimistic, but his unshakable hope in mankind and self-created role as the town 'do-gooder' sustain him. Her teacher is appalled that she already knows how to read, instead of celebrating that fact. It was only a fantasy. He did not judge anyone for anything, and he only ever held peaceful protest, never violent. Ironically, the person she most wants to please — Atticus — is least concerned about her acting in a certain way. As he grows older, he begins to do what is right even though his decision may not be popular. Jem represents the idea of bravery in the novel, and the way that his definition changes over the course of the story is important.
Throughout the book Jem and his little sister Scout learn a lot about the place they call home, Maycomb County. Jem Jem is Scout's older brother; he is very protective over her. Throughout the book, he lives with his brother, who is highly controlling. Another example is when she goes with Gem to read to Mrs. You're shamin' him Miss Caroline. An obviously racist father; a black man that she knows has been wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit; his neighbor who is revealed to be a menace with mental problems; she sees a man being murdered with her very eyes; the teacher is furious at her not wanting to read and punishes for doing so, etc.
He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning. A mockingbird is someone innocent and pure of heart like Atticus, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Aunt Alexandra Atticus's sister, who has very strict, traditional ideas of how society works and the role a Southern woman should play. Atticus did not think Bob Ewell would go as low as hurting his very own kin but in the end, Mr. People like Heck Tate did not trap you with innocent questions to make fun of you. As another example, when Mrs.
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. It was her first year teaching in Maycomb. The man only helped Tom because he felt contempt as he would for an abused dog and because the law is the law no matter what - that is what his eyes see very much like Javert in Les Miserables, whom did not actually hate Jean Valjean, albeit he wanted him arrested no matter what since that is what his philosophy demanded him. Dubose dies he teaches his children an important lesson about courage and strength by telling them,. Winter, and his children shivered at the front gate, silhouetted against a blazing house. The reader should keep in mind, though, that To Kill a Mockingbird really presents two Scouts: the little girl experiencing the story and the adult Jean Louise who tells the story.
Well-mannered and Civil Atticus Finch is very well mannered and civil. Oddly enough, the women in her life impose more rigid requirements on her than the men do. May I have been horrified in a child-like manner? Atticus showed empathy towards Bob Ewell, and his kids. What kind of person will she become? Nonetheless, while she is man-like for that time , she is also very intelligent - Atticus Finch gave her those intelligence genes and taught her how to read early. Scout Finch is a fragile young girl at the beginning of the novel, and she doesn't know about the evil of the surrounding society.