First character that helps scout mature would be Atticus. Atticus teaches her to be sympathize with others who are different. One example is when Atticus said “ you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.(Lee ) Atticus teaches Scout to be understanding for the people are different. In the quote Atticus said “ until you climb into his skin and walk around’ it meaning you can’t judge
As Scout begins to consider people?s opinions about prejudicial behavior she soon feels obligated to understand these racial judgments. Scout, being the curious and forthright girl she is, feels that only way to do so is by interrogating these estimations. ?As Atticus had once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem?s skin and walk around in it? (57). At this specific point in the novel, it is clear that Scout has learned a valuable lesson. The social lesson accomplished is never to judge anyone before determining their past experiences or hardships. Not only Scout?s social well-being, but her mental and emotional well-being progress extensively throughout the events of the novel. This is clearly defined by the following quote. ?Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting anymore, I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold it in, the better off everybody would be?(74). The quote stated by Scout proves that she is willing to mature at such a crucial time as the trial. She discovers that it is more important for Atticus to
As people grow in life, they mature and change. In the novel , To Kill a Mockingbird ,by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, matures as the book continues. Slowly but surely, Scout learns to control her explosive temper, to refrain from fistfights, and to respect Calpurnia, their maid, and
Scout rigorously was able to progress and mature, as well as adapt to new situations, visually changing her morals and outlook on her life. Scouts moral growth took off at the very beginning of the novel, early on during her issues at school with her teacher, Miss.Caroline. Scout professes her concern to Atticus on her learning, and her personal belief regarding Miss.Caroline's lack of teaching things of those similar to what Scout was learning at home. Scout felt although she was progressing more educationally at home when reading and writing with Atticus. After Scout talked to Atticus she truly realized Miss.Caroline’s point of view. In the text Atticus handled the situation with Scout by saying, “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view….until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 39) Scout definitely was able to gain new insight from this experience and from talking with Atticus. Atticus was as well able to accommodate Scout in learning these new skills. Scout additionally accomplished moral growth in her experience bothering Boo Radley. Scout and her rather childish ways began back at the beginning of the book when Scout took interest in Boo Radley and his life. Scout, being intrusive and invasive at the beginning, took concern in his life, which soon she quickly learned was not proper. Atticus provided the following saying to teach Scout the importance of developing and maturing from her preprosperous ways. “Furthermore had it never occurred to us that the civil way
It is without a doubt that Scout was wise beyond her years, yet she was still naïve about many things in the world, which became evident in the first section of the novel from not only her actions but also from the things that she expressed. There were many clues that Harper Lee included throughout the first section of the novel that led to the impression of Scout's naivety. It is critical, though, to keep in mind that Scout was only 6-years-old at the time so she cannot be faulted for still being naïve on some of the ways of the world. Although there were many different instances where Scout's naivety is unmistakable, there were overall 3 major examples that showcased her naivety. The first example was when Scout was troubled over her reading abilities, the second example being when Scout was inquiring what the term "nigger-lover" meant, and the final example was when Scout had
He is able to recognise the seriousness of the situation outside the jail; thus he refuses to leave his father, even when he is ordered to do so. Scout also matures as she grows older. We can see her grow up from a
When you write about a family with two young children obviously you can expect ‘coming of age’ themes to be prevalent in the text. Scout Finch is not your average 10 year old girl, she is not afraid to voice her opinions with her actual voice and her fists. Atticus tells her that this trait is not very proper and she should consider other peoples views before concluding her own.
The best way to understand a person is “to stand in his or her shoes”. How does the author effectively illustrate this point in the novel? To Kill a Mockingbird is arguably the journey that Scout Finch makes growing up, which is essentially her journey of learning new values, morals and
Scout Finch changes and grows significantly over the course of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. In the beginning of the novel, Scout is a young girl who hadn't thought much of the prejudice in the world and was quick to judge others. Throughout the novel she becomes more aware of the prejudice in her own community, more sympathetic and understanding of others, and learns to stick to her morals. These changes were largely influenced by her father's example, the trial he was a part of, and her experiences in school.
During this time, Scout was able to see how unfairly some people were treated. She was able to see how a white persons word almost always was greater than a black persons word. I think being able to sit through the trial; Scout was able to see how racists some people were acting and how some adults were acting. Scout learns to deal with others and that some things aren’t always going to go the way she intends. Scout was always taught from her father, Atticus, that you should treat everyone with respect and you should tolerate everyone. Even though you may not like someone or they may not be your best friends you should still treat them just like anyone else and be fair towards
through Boo Radley. Her transformation can be seen when comparing her mindset at the beginning and end of the story. In chapter 3 Atticus tries to teach her about this topic in which he says: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." (pg. 30). Atticus explains to Scout that she needs to try and see things from another's viewpoint even when they don’t see eye to eye. In Scout’s case, she learns to not judge people before she has a chance to see thing from their perspective. At the end of the book, Scout finally learns this lesson, as she says: "Atticus, he was real nice" which indicates her realization that some people are not what rumors say they are. Atticus the replies to her: "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them." (pg.376).
This is shown in the scene where Scout is being teased by Cecil Jacobs because Atticus is defending Tom, Scout states in this scene that "My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly" (Lee 74). Although Scout was tempted to fight Cecil she did not because she made a promise to Atticus that she would stop fighting. Scout 's actions throughout these scenes show how she is beginning to mature. Although Scout shows development in her maturity she is still lacking in it. This is seen all throughout the scene of her cousin Francis stating "If Uncle Atticus lets you run around with stray dogs, that’s his own business, like Grandma says, so it ain 't your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I 'm here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family--" (Lee 83). Scouts loses all sense of her actions in this point in time and pounce on Francis but he just manages to escape her grasp and escape to the kitchen, so Scout sits on the steps and waits for him. A few moments later Aunt Alexandra comes in and asks what is going on, and Francis says that Scout is holding him hostage and says that she beat him up, but Scout shows a lot of maturity by owning up to her actions and not lying to Aunt Alexandra. Scout 's maturity has really started to develop as she is faced with the judgements of others during the Robinson case.
To Kill a Mockingbird has two major genres that it can be shelved under; Bildungsroman and Southern Gothic. A bildungsroman, otherwise known as a ‘coming of age story’, usually focuses on one character as they ‘come of age’ and ‘grow up’ in either a mental or physical sense. To Kill
Scout usually never defends someone unless it’s family or Dill. After this conversation it shows that Scout learned to treat people better. She doesn’t care about class or how other people live. She justs wants a friend to play with. Later on in the book Scout becomes friends with the people she fights
To begin with the level one preconventional stage that Scout was in the begin of the book is usually associated with children, while they are being taught that bad actions have consequences. The people that present this type of level conduct according to socially acceptable standards, because they have been set by someone of a higher authority (Robert N. Barger,.) Between the beginning of the book and the middle of the book she went through a series of different events like the trial of Tom Robinson that directly impacted her dad Atticus which as a fact was his lawyer defending the case. This situation had a huge impact on Scout because not everyone in that town thought the same way Atticus did; in defending human rights. When a person is in this level the moral values that they have at that moment of their life is more of the discipline action. They have been taught that bad behavior will not be rewarded. In addition Scout knew that fighting would lead to Attius being really upset with her, and she