When children on the playground would make fun of her, or say something about her father, Scout put them into their place. George Marotous wrote, “Scout is also something of an outsider. A tomboy, she is still not completely accepted by her brother Jem and their friend Dill” (5). Coming from a small town like Maycomb, children hear their parents talk about others in the town, and then the children go to school and they talk about what the parents say. Atticus was accused of being a “nigger-lover” by a child at school, and Scout did not take it so well, so she beat the little boy up (Lee 1).
For example, in act one scene IV troy states “the boy lied to me. I told that nigger if he wanna play football ….to keep his chores and hold down that job A&P. That was conditions. Stopped down there to see Mr. Stawicki… (1745) Cory gets frustrated with dad because he went up to Cory football coach told him his not going to attend football practice anymore. Therefore the frustration is building up even more between them.
(75). Clearly we can see that he has lots of respect to this county and for blacks. Atticus wants his children to ignore what everybody thinks on him about defending a negro. During a conversation between Jem and Atticus, tells jem,” As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, whenever a white man does that to a black man, that white man is a trash.” (223). At the court Atticus is sure that he will lose but want to make a statement to this racist society.
They are very curious about one of their neighbors, Boo Radley, who hasn't been seen by any one for years. The children are scared of Boo because of the morbid legends about him. Dill resolves to get him to come out of his house, but nothing comes of it that summer. Scout dislikes school from the first morning. A few times when Scout and Jem walk home from school, they discover small gifts in the hollow oak tree at the edge of the Radley yard.
Scout has many experiences that would be worth sharing and teaching to her future kids in To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the most memorable ordeals was the Tom Robinson trial. At the beginning of the book, Scout isn’t sure what to think of Tom Robinson, but throughout the hearing, she starts to see that he is innocent as seen in this quote, “Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her” (Lee 257). She realizes that he is a decent person, and so does the rest of the town, but this was a time of racial prejudice, so the jury found him guilty, even if that wasn’t what they truly believed. When Tom was found guilty, Scout describes this proceeding with her brother, Jem: “It was Jem’s turn to cry.
The six year old would pack his own lunch before school then walk two miles before arriving to school. The boy would not play with the other kids at recess; he would sit alone away from everyone. Teachers noticed the behavior and sent the child to the school psychologist. The psychologist asked the boy why he sat alone every day. The child told the psychologist it was because he did not deserve to be around others because he was bad and nobody loved him.
Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people. In addition, Scout watches Tom Robinson undergo unfair treatment and false accusations. Please dont tell my parents I stole this essay. Although Atticus provides the jury and the people of Maycomb with overwhelming evidence benefiting Tom, and ultimately proving him innocent, this is not enough to overcome the powers of hate and racism. Scout watches as the jury deliberates and convicts Tom Robinson of murder because he is a black man.
She only names two cases as her examples. So in her magical "evil people bash feminism land" her argument is just as common as what she is complaining about, or maybe less common. No one is trying to bash feminism. This was not planned out to happen. (I hope) Also, kids in elementary school always are not thinking about getting their secretaries to have sex with them for raises.
When she comes back into her own house, Atticus, her father, sees that she has a blanket around her that wasn’t there before, and most certainly did not belong to the Finch family. They discover that her back was turned to the Radley house the entire time, and that it must have been Arthur that had given her the blanket. Atticus’ role as the town’s best lawyer comes into play when he is asked to defend a Negro man in a court of law. The man is accused of raping the daughter of one Mr. Bob Ewell; the Ewell family is considered to be the scum of the town. They are equally hated and pitied by everyone; they pity the children but despise the father.
“I think he hated that worse than getting whipped. He would have run away a millions times if we hadn’t been there.” (Hinton 12) It is easily seen that Johnny and everyone else in the gang turns to each other for help and support. Without each other they would not be who or where they are now. Johnny’s parents neglect and abuse him. Johnny never learned from his parents how to love because his parents never showed that to him so thanks to the gang, he learned.