Miss Maudie befriends Scout and Jem and tells them stories about Atticus as a boy. The education is in the form of lessons learned from Atticus, and these lessons are the moral life lessons preparing Scout and Jem for adulthood when issues such as racism, cruelty, and discrimination occur. Although the setting of the book took place in the 1930 's, the release of the novel could not have come at a more significant time. Likewise, Stephanie Crawford is Maycomb's gossip queen!! Dubose is a sickly old neighbor two houses down from the Finches. Dick Avery is an overweight neighbor who tells Jem and Scout that dramatic changes in the weather are caused by disobedient and misbehaving children.
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Tom and Boo are not given a chance. Question: Do you think that men are more able to express their feelings of racism than women? In this case, Scouts 3rd grade teacher defends the jews and proclaims how lucky the all are for living in a democraxy. But I do agree with the fact that Miss Gates was lying about saying that americans don't believe in persecution. He shows Scout how sometimes you can pretend to be someone you're not so people will be more understanding of you. Question: Do you think that Scout will eventually learn to express her opposition to racism in Maycomb, or do you think she will begin to conceal her true perspective regarding prejudice in the town like Aunt Alexandra does in front of the other Southern women? What point was she making? When Dill and Scout discover that he is not a drunk, they are amazed.
Atticus informs him that Mrs. She loves tea and jazz. By the end of the book, Scout realizes that racism does exist and comes to terms with its presence in her town. She lets Miss Maudie live with her when Miss Maudie's house burns down, supposedly in order to steal Miss Maudie's Lane cake recipe. Jem matures greatly throughout the course of the novel, much more affected by events than Scout seems to be. During the same night, when Boo whispers to Scout to walk him back to the Radley house, Scout takes a moment to picture what it would be like to be Boo Radley.
But she has a motive for showing prejudice, even if she does not suffer from it herself. Published in the 1960, I feel that to kill a mockingbird was heavily influenced by the ongoing societal shift of standards and perceptions. But she is hardly the most importantly prejudiced person in the novel. Miss Merriweather talks about how Mrs. He is referred to in the first chapter of the book, being a direct ancestor of Atticus.
Boo Radley is generally gossiped about by Miss Stephanie Crawford. So she will continue to grow and her ideals will flourish as she witnesses the prejudice of her home. When Scout recognized him and began to talk to him on a personal level, he was convinced to lead the Old Sarum mob back home without hurting anyone. Burris is also like his father and is very belligerent. She is an important figure in Scout's life, providing discipline, instruction, and love. I find it hard to tell at such an early stage in her life however, whether she would eventually hide behind people such as Atticus to do the dirty work, keeping herself out of danger, or harden her morals as Atticus has done. She has now inadvertently taught Scout two points concerning morality: one of the injustices towards Jews, the other to slaughter other innocent human beings based on their skin colour.
She extends the punishment for one extra week and dies shortly after letting Jem go for the last time. Gilmer has a slight cast with one eye, which he uses to his advantage in trial. Miss Gates: Miss Gates was the teacher Scout discovered to be a hypocrite. He lived to an old age and died wealthy. Including the human mockingbirds, the novel represents other pieces of the prejudice such as racism and hypocrisy. She does not know, or seems to avoid it, that white men are persecuting African-Americans, which is not a good action. He has a daughter named Mayella and a younger son named Burris, as well as six other unnamed children.
I said, 'Sophy,' I said, 'you simply are not being a Christian today. Dubose has her fits, and she seems to care enormously for Mrs. Both scenes enhance the theme of racial prejudice and it is ironic how ignorant and oblivious people are of it. Cunningham then tells the other mob members to get back in their cars and leave them alone. I have to disagree completly with Sheril since, I believe, she is not understanding what dictatorship means.
In the film, she is not a character and Miss Stephanie takes her place as Dill's aunt. Merriweather, as does the idea that kindness begins at home. However, they do not see the problem with their prejudice even though they are horrified by what Hitler is doing. He is too poor to even pay off a 25-cent debt because the hit his poor family hard. He sailed across the Atlantic from his Cornwall home because of persecution against the Methodist church, and he ended up in Alabama making money as an apothecary. Children look up to others, and if scout were to trust miss Gates for everything, then Scout would turn out to be like Miss Gates. The prejudiced views in Maycomb County created a very chaotic future for the children.
After the trial, Miss Maudie points out to the children that the judge had tried to help Tom by appointing Atticus to the case instead of Maxwell Green, the new, untried lawyer who usually received court-appointed cases. Something does puzzle Scout, though: despite Atticus's unpopular defense of Tom, he has been re-elected again to the legislature, leading Scout to conclude that people are indeed strange. However, she explains the full story and charitably persuades her uncle not to punish Francis about it, but to let Atticus think they had been fighting about something else although Atticus later discovers the truth. Upon learning of this, Deas threatens Ewell, forcing him to stop. She is a gossip and a busybody tattletale. Reynolds said that if we were boil-prone things would have been different. Gilmer is the solicitor from Abbottsville who comes to town when court is in session.