Coming-of-Age; Southern Gothic Coming-of-Age To Kill a Mockingbird isn't just story; it's also and. 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. Atticus is assigned to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. This description from Scout shows that she has eliminated the unfairness of skin colour and she is showing that Tom would have no need to rape a woman. At the end of the night, Scout walks Boo home, but she makes him take her by the arm. Scout thought about how just a month ago they were having fun and wrestling like two boys.
He is actually a very nice, caring man, but that is not what Maycomb believes. She has an older brother, Jem,. I felt extremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks. He had to take it out on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. Scout unwittingly diffuses the situation. Raddled caught sight of them, they attempted to flee the scene. His morals, ideas and intelligence are always growing and changing.
He is a prominent lawyer who encourages his children to be empathetic and just. Aunt Alexandra's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father's lonely life. Throughout the book he develops a mind more like his father's. He never hurt a soul and was just as innocent as a mockingbird. Not only that, but she reflects on those occurrences and ask the question, why? He simply denied the natural behavior to colored people and fought against it. But neighbors give in return.
After many life lessons pertaining to various topics, Scout begins to grow up. To Kill A Mockingbird, in a research done by the Book-Of-The-Month Club in 1991 ranked second to the Bible. Later Jem changes again, but this time he starts to become best friends with Scout again. Throughout the book To Kill A Mockingbird Jem changes from a young twelve year old boy to more of an adult figure. Beyond the issues of racial relations and the injustices that minority groups suffered during this time, Harper Lee's novel is also a coming-of-age story, or Bildungsroman. But mostly we hear about Scout. What Scout has yet to learn, is that they the people who choose to believe that some people are better than others are creating a society in which she will not want to be a part of and come to hate in the near future.
But when Maudie instructs them to pull themselves together and get back to the lunch, Scout witness her Aunt go on as if nothing has happened. Dubose's flowers contribute to the shaping of Jem into a mature, young adult. Shes does this to save his image from her neighbors. Atticus works as a lawyer believing in equal justice for all Americans regardless of race or religion. Dolphus Raymond tells them this so they can change their views on how they see people. Words: 1233 - Pages: 5. He starts to go with what he feels in his gut, and begins to grow apart from Scout and Dill becoming more like his father.
Like most Negros in the South, Tom is discriminated against by many white citizens. When she was younger, Scout believed anything she heard, especially the rumors about boo Raddled. Words: 1168 - Pages: 5. Scout knows that the women do not support Atticus' attempts to help a black man, and if they find out about Tom's death than their family will be the target of everyone's gossip. By the end of the novel she has come to have a strong concern for the feelings of others, and understanding the world around her. Atticus saw the evil in his world and was only trying to protect his children from it.
Well, for one thing, she does seem to win her fights most of the time, so it's a technique that's working for her. I imagined how it would be: when it happened, he'd just be sitting in the swing when I came along. And when enough people are ignorant, it becomes very difficult to change the way that society functions. At the beggining of the book he doesn't quite know about the world and people but near the end he understands people's motivations and prejudices a bit better. 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.
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. This extract depicts a trial of Tom Robinson, a Negro, who is in the criminal dock on a capital charge of assaulting a white girl. It is based merely on the fact that Tom is black. Atticus leaves the house, and the kids follow him. Bob is unemployed collecting welfare who believes in racial segregation. Throughout her coming of age journey, she learns the following things: 1.
He says again that every man should get treated fairly in the courtroom, but people have a way of carrying their resentments in with them. Scout views on her father were changing. Jem changes emotionally throughout the book. Atticus holds judicial power as head of the Finch household, and is, as Scout says to Uncle Jack, fair to both sides. Throughout the night, Heck Tate and Atticus argue on the porch while Boo and Scout stand and observed. Their speculations thrive on the dehumanization perpetuated by their elders. By meeting three other characters of the novel, they learn this important lesson.
She does this, because she knows that her neighbors are watching them, and she wants to make sure that they see them as a gentleman. By the end of To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem has significantly grown from the childish, playful boy that he was in earlier chapters, to a calmer, more composed and responsible figure, much like his father, Atticus. Words: 617 - Pages: 3. These two children learn lessons about life, with the help of their father Atticus for the most part. The white people have their views and judgemental ways against the black community.