To Kill A Mockingbird Essay
Everyone has to make a decisions in life and sometimes face consequences. The main character in the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, decides to help a classmate of hers which ends up getting her into trouble. One way Scout helps Walter is she gives Walter lunch money, and gets hit. Scout also decides not to go to school because of the teacher. Scout is really educated and really smart and the teacher doesn’t like that. It seems like no matter what decisions Scout makes it seems to be wrong.
Walter didn’t have any money for lunch so he couldn’t afford it. Scout offers Walter a quarter for lunch. When she tries to explain this to the new teacher, however, she gets her hand slapped by a ruler. A consequence of her choice to give Walter money was she gets hit by a ruler from the teacher. She feels she didn’t do anything wrong. Scout is a nice person and she cares about Walter getting food for lunch, but the teacher didn’t think that was necessary.
Another choice Scout makes is she doesn’t want to return to school because Miss. Caroline forbade Scout to read and write. A consequence that Scout faces by not going to school is she won’t learn anything. Atticus makes a deal with Scout to go back to school and they will read together like always. That means alot to Scout. Scout begins to realize that she's far more educated than her peers, and even more so, perhaps, than her teacher. Miss Caroline told her to tell her dad not to teach reading anymore. “ Your father doesn’t know how to teach. You can have a seat now”. (pg. 23) She chose to sit there and be quiet.
Scout begins to realize that she’s far more educated than her peers, and even more so, perhaps, than her teacher. Scouts was taught to read at home by her father and she knows how to write. Scout decides not to go to school and the consequence is shes not going to learn anything.
No matter what decisions Scout makes it always seems to be wrong. Even though she faces a lot of consequences she always sees the good in people. She help Walter out by giving lunch money and she gets hit by a ruler. Now she doesn’t want to go to school because of what happen when she got hit. Once in school she realizes she’s smarter than the teacher.