To Kill A Mockingbird Journal #1 Chapters 1-12″Scout, I’m tellin’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home—I declare to the Lord you’re gettin’ more like a girl every day!” With that, I had no option but to join them (page 69). This line is stated to Scout by her older brother, Jem. This quote is showing one of the themes of the story which is women and feminity. Being called a girl is an insult to Scout. Especially because he basically swore to god that shes becoming like a girl everyday. Girls wear pink dresses, and don’t get to play outside, swear, or basically enjoy their time. They have to grow up to be ladies. During this moment it was obvious how she felt; furious and uncomfortable. By criticizing her “girliness” and telling her she was incapable of joining them, Scout lost her temper and decided to prove the boys wrong. Scout is a tomboy and she enjoys that about her. The only reason he says this to her is because during this part of the story Jim and Dill are planning to peep through the Radley residence to see if they can sneakily peep inside the house. They went with the intention of wanting to see the least they can- even a small glimpse of Boo Radley. Reason being they were curious of why he always stayed inside his house, or even if he existed at all. This is when Scout feels uncomfortable with their plan, and she decides not to follow the plan Jem and Dill made, because she knows it’s not the right thing to do. The boys also tried to sneak a letter into the house saying that Boo Radley should come out of his house and enjoy with the kids, also have a little talk to possibly make him feel better. Then got caught by Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father. They were told to leave Mr.Radley alone. Scout did not want the boys to carry on with both plans but ended up going with them since she was called a “girl” These parts are anti feminist. Jem is trying to say boys are better than girls. These things said to her could make her wish she wasn’t a girl and not liking her for who she is. Jem’s words are very stereotypical and can make the way Scout acts and reacts later on in the story. What Jem said to his sister was not right. In society there are stereotypes against females, similar to the story. I think Scout going with them was a good decision because she did not let them just stand there and criticize her, insulting her calling her a female. She stood up for herself and females proving the boys wrong. She showed them there is no difference between them. This scene and the our modern day do have a connection in my opinion. Jem thinks females are less than and males are much better, when in fact it’s false everyone is equal. In society it could be related as males are probably more qualified than women for something like a job because they are stereotyped to be stronger. Also how males would do something better than women and get more credit even if it was the exact same. It basically makes a females uncomfortable in their own skin and that is not fair. I think and apology from them would be fair. vcvbnkvcIn conclusion I see Scout as unwilling to be feminine because she wants to grow up on her own terms. Also considering the fact that she not mother, so she doesn’t really have a motherly figure.To Kill A Mockingbird Journal #3 Chapters 13-24 Atticus’s voice was even: “Alexandra, Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn’t have got along without her all these years. She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are. Besides, sister, I don’t want you working your head off for us- you’ve no reason to do that. We still need call as much as we ever did” (page 182). This is when Atticus defends Calpurnia from Aunt Alexandra. This shows one of the significant themes which is family. Family is something valuable to everyone. In this story it is visible that the characters all have different views of what family truly is. Aunt Alexandra’s views family as exclusive. By exclusive I mean exclude the people who aren’t worth being counted in. Do not have any type of connection with them. She considers family can only be one by blood and no other way. On the other hand Atticus’s views family as the total opposite, inclusive. This means he believes everyone is welcome and no one is limited to ‘requirements’ such as blood. Atticus considers family as affection and loyal. Basically, Aunt alexandra would judge who would be identified as family by birth and Atticus would identify them by their way of life. This makes her judgemental because she doesn’t look at the good in other people. At one point in the book Scout reveals she went to church with Calpurnia. But her Aunt Alexandra was disappointed and not happy about that. She did not want her going outside with a person who is not part of their family. So when Scout asked Atticus if she could go to Calpurnia’s house to visit her, Aunt Alexandra interferes and said no to her, Scout did not like that and responded saying she did not ask her, she asked Atticus. Scout had every right to be upset because if someone did so much for you by helping to raise you and then you’re denied to visit them would make anyone angry. Atticus than scolded Scout reminding her she should listen to Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra does not want Scout visiting Calpurnia so often because she is not their family so it would be better they don’t associate with her. Atticus points out three things for Aunt Alexandra, first that Calpurnia is part of the family, secondly, she is a good women and set a great motherly figure for both Jem and Scout and lastly they need Calpurnia during tough times also they really love her. Atticus proved to Aunt Alexandra that Calpurnia is doing a great job raising the kids, better than other nurses would. Atticus thinks it is okay for a black one women raising Scout but Aunt Alexandra does not, which also show’s racism. I chose this quote because it had a deep meaning to it and it was a quote that reflects on Atticus and Aunt Alexandra’s personality. The point of this quote is to show Atticus was sticking up for Calpurnia when Aunt Alexandra wanted her to leave. This quote was straight forward. I think this part about family, how they identify family from different views is something we all do. Many of us would say a close friend is basically your family. This book does teach a little bit about the importance of family. They teach us how a family sticks for each other and no one is to be left behind. They put their family ahead of them. To Kill A Mockingbird Journal #3 Chapters 25-31″Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (page 374). This quote is showing one of the themes of the story which is empathy and forgiveness. It shows empathy y understanding someone’s suffering and having empathy for them. It shows forgiveness by forgiving others for what they have done. This quote reflects on a quote in the beginning of the story in chapter 3 when Atticus explained to Scout “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.” This part explained how the incidents from Scouts first day of school could have been avoided. Scout doesn’t completely understand that quote until the last chapter when she finally meets Boo Radley, and stands on his porch thinking about the events throughout the book, from Boo’s point of view, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” This shows that she has learnt what many people in their life never learn which is to understand others. This puts Scout in a position where she is more intelligent than some of the residents of Maycomb who did not put themselves in any of the “Mockingbirds'” shoes. If the white community were to put themselves in Tom Robinson’s shoes he would have been viewed as an honest person and would not have been guilty. If they put themselves in Mayella’s shoes they may have found that Bob Ewell was truly the guilty one. Scout remembers the past times while she was standing on the Radley doorstep, seeing the world from their perspective. She thinks back on the events from the past two years from the eyes of Boo. She understands Boo’s loneliness and why he did the things he did. Scout learns that there are often many points of views that an event could be viewed. This moment also represents Scout’s understanding of what stereotypes and prejudice are. This quote is basically too literal, Scout does stand on the Radley porch and imagines what Boo has seen over the last few years. Scout finally understands what Atticus meant by his quote. She finally sees Boo radley as a kind and caring good human being instead of the bad person from stories and town gossip.Scout has grew up a lot through the course of the story. She also realized important truth about understanding and accepting others. Especially the ones who feel different from ourselves.The significant thing about Scout looking at the world from the Radley’s porch is that she also understands why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.I think the way the story ended and how Scout saw the world from someone else’s view helps her build her self to be more mature and understand what others go through.