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By wrestling with these challenges, students can begin to strengthen their understanding and practice of empathy. What parts of the story must the reader piece together on his or her own?
What does this process reveal about her reliability as a narrator? What myths and fears were used to justify the lynching of black men? What does Giddings define as the primary function that lynching played? How does having deeper knowledge of this history reaffirm or change our analysis of the choices that Atticus, Scout, Jem, and Walter Cunningham make?
How does this video help us understand Scout's limitations as a narrator? Ask them to rewrite the scene from the perspective of another character who was there: Regardless of the character that students choose or are assigned, they should include responses to the following questions in their work: How does the character understand what the men intended to do when they arrived at the courthouse?
How did the character feel when Scout ran to Atticus? How did he respond? How would the character explain why the men decided to leave?
To whom does the character give credit for convincing them to back down?Here Jem has a totally different perspective than what Scout thinks of Tom, but this is after the trial when Tom is guilty.
Jem thinks that call was uncalled for. He thinks that Tom is not guilty because of the evidence proven at court. Another way to help students understand Scout’s limitations as the narrator is to ask them to consider how a different character might have described the jailhouse scene.
Ask them to rewrite the scene from the perspective of another character who was there: Tom Robinson, Walter Cunningham, Atticus, or Jem.
Sep 21, · To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in A coming-of-age story, it is told from the point of view of Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, the young daughter of Atticus Finch, an educated lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama, a fictional small town in the Deep South of the United States.
As Scout watches Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson testify, she gains perspective on the lives of those involved in the case and understands Tom's predicament.
I think Scout's maturity is shown by her sensitivity in the last captures. She is distraught over the Tom Robinson verdict. She grapples with the ugly side of human nature. I think the last part of the book is most telling though.
Sensitivity and empathy are both traits of maturity. I love the.
Scout really isn't exposed to the harsh realities of bigotry until the trial. Here Scout encounters the taunting of kids and adults. She endures remarks about her father being a "nigger lover" and then finally the travesty of injustice that happens to Tom.
For the most, Scout is confused by the racism.