They see themselves one way, other people see them another way. These questions below should help students find what is important in the novel, and could prove useful for revision. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man I accepted his invitation reluctantly, but I followed Dill. Who is right, do you think? Thanks to Atticus's wisdom, Scout learns that though humanity has a great capacity for evil, it also has a great capacity for good, and that the evil can often be mitigated if one approaches others with an outlook of sympathy. Racism is a prominent factor in the novel Sets a good.
Identity generally refers to the stable defining characteristics of a person that makes them an individual. Teenagers, for example, might act differently around their friends rather than they do around their parents. Strong-minded: After the verdict of Tom Robinson's innocence was announced, Jem was so full of anger and rage about their decision that he got emotional and stood up for his morals and opinions about why he thought the verdict was incorrect. Scout feels pressured to conform to strict gender roles and is expected be feminine at a young age. Calpurnia had to balance her black identity with her role as house keeper and mother-figure to the Finch children.
Sometimes when someone looks at you, they might start to stereotype. This guidance helps Scout to interact with the people around her. Give reasons for your answer. Towards the end of the movie Book has demonstrated that he was able to forego violence in favour of a peaceful resolution. Ask your friends and relatives to tell you the superstitions they used to believe. Harper Lee wrote her novel, which is rooted in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the Deep South, during a time of segregation and discrimination, social issues which can be seen not only in the novel but were witnessed by Harper Lee in her own life. What are these feelings and why? Although there are many characters in the novel, the mockingbirds that were the most obvious in the story were Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mrs.
Discuss whether you think it right for young people to be able to witness criminal trials. But they've gotten that sort of encouragement, whereas if people are like, well, you're good, you know. Being a child she tends to see things in absolutes black and white but her father Atticus gently guides her to see the greater spectrum of the human condition. Was this a wise thing to ask her to do? Firstly, Atticus shows courage in the face of danger. We also see how the county of Maycomb cruelly discriminates against the black community even though they are more respectable than people like the Ewells. The clear message about identity in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is that identity is always perceived differently and judged due to social norms.
They both identify more positively, as in, they don't see themselves as negative entities. She was all angles and bones; she was near-sighted; she squinted; her hand was wide as a bed slat and twice as hard. People like Aunt Alexandra and Miss Stephanie wouldn't see Scout's tomboyishness as pretty, but Scout sees it the opposite way, she sees her overalls as pretty. Miss Stephanie Crawford, Miss Maudie Atkinson and Atticus should speak some lines. So what Jada said, she puts a lot of importance into the way that others perceive us, and I would agree. How does Miss Maudie support her? Ellen went against the norm by coming out, Scout went against it by being a tomboy.
Some people thought blacks were automatically dumb because of their color. What might Heck have been about to say, and why would Atticus want to stop him from saying it? Scout Finch Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. You might be like, why bother. Book ab initio finds it hard to absorb into an Amish life style. Scout is reluctant to be feminine because she wants to grow up on her own terms. There is also racism against blacks by all white people in society, both rich and poor. What reason does he give for saying this? When Tom Robinson a black man is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, Atticus Finch readily takes on his case.
Despite this, Jem still ran past it every day for school, because of the rumors surrounding Boo. So most of what you all just said are things that we consider about ourselves, right? Black people are denied basic rights and discriminated against in this town. Atticus, whom identifies with justice and doing what is right, clearly going against the society of Maycomb, defending Tom Robinson to help him, unlike others in the town, like Mr. Discrimination against poor white people in the community is evident through the treatment of the Cunninghams and the Ewells. Chapters 3 and 4 Make a list of all the superstitions you remember from when you were young. Coloured people are treated with hatred and suppressed by. But if someone were to insult you all the time it would bring you down.
Simba becomes acquainted with Timon. It makes her see herself as beautiful, impacting her identity a lot. It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight. Scout experiences that hatred and biased will sully her knowledge of human goodness. Scout is quite ignorant in this quote because she looks down on Mr. Scout and Jem are his children and therefore are also part of this social class.
He is one of the very few human beings who does not hate Hitler. And he doesn't want to be seen as a typical maycomb citizen. What does Atticus show in his of Sheriff Tate? Jem constantly gives her a hard time for being a girl and insists she act like one, telling her, ''It's time you started bein' a girl and acting right! Is it usual for white lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama at this time? The church is filled with African-American people and she speaks in a different southern accent way and uses other expressions. Tom lives in the 'nigger nest'; 175 near Mr. In the case of To Kill a Mockingbird, we are talking about assumptions that all females must behave one way while males must behave in a different way.