Role Modles Essay

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Role Models
Most children have role models or influences in their life that help them grow into the person they will be when they grown up. In this case it happens to be Scout finch leaning life lessons as she grows up into a young lady. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee takes place in a Southern town in Alabama during the 1930’s; it shows the many prejudices, and ways of living during this time period in the South. Scout Finch the narrator of the story has grown into the open-minder, and mature character she through the influence of many important people in her life. Scout learns the very important lessons that help her grow up to be a great person through Calpurnia’s ...view middle of the document...

Atticus teaches Scout to keep her head high, and fists down. When the town of Maycomb hears that Atticus is defending an African American they start gossiping, and teasing Scout, so Atticus asks one thing of her. He asks, “You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high, and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let’em get your goat. Try fighting with your hear for a change”(101). This favor Atticus is asking of Scout is not just a favor it is a lesson. He is trying to teach Scout that you cannot always solve your problems through violence. He wants Scout to also learn that you can’t always show people that their getting to you with their words. This lesson really helps Scout grow, after that she did not really fight, or pay any attention to the comments, and the teasing at school. Atticus advises many lessons to Scout, but her Aunt Alexandra teaches her a very important lesson of being a lady.
Aunt Alexandra instills grace, poise, and politeness in Scout. During the Missionary League meeting, at the Finch house the ladies were deep in discussion when Atticus had to interrupt. Atticus broke the news to Miss Maudie,...

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