Type: Critical Essays
Sample donated: Margarita Barnes
Last updated: July 25, 2019
True role models are those individuals who possess, acquire, and have the qualities that we as children would want to have in the near future as we grow and those who interest us in a way that makes us want to be a better person.
Harper Lee demonstrates that Miss Caroline Fisher tries to be a role model to Scout which is her student. This contribution of being a true role model is taken away from the movie and Miss Caroline should be more involved in the movie in a way which she can demonstrate how she can shape the future on how Scout develops and grows throughout the story. Miss Caroline has major and been a student of theories of education to which she fervently believes she must adhere. Her negative reaction to Scout’s ability to read demonstrates how she is led by programmed which she follows in product the educational system and in the institution. It is also irrational that Miss Caroline believes in experiential learning, but when Scout demonstrates her experiential learning, she is critical of it, telling Scout to inform her father not to teach her. According to the book, she was only twenty one years old.
Apparently she just graduated college or took some classes in college. Furthermore, she thought that she learned better ways in college to teach children. So, when she put the alphabet on the board, and she learned that Scout already knew how to read, she told Scout “Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now” (Fisher, Chapter 2). The attitude in which Miss Caroline talks to Scout is one of the other reasons why she is so essential and makes a big impact on Scout’s knowledge, and this is also one of the reasons why she should be included in the movie, not only does she makes a big impact on what Scout is being taught at home but also she alters the patterns that Scout has learned through her whole life.While she is certainly a trained teacher, Miss Caroline is not particularly able to adapt what she was taught with the students in her Maycomb County classroom, as an example, one day while she was teaching she told Scout “We don’t write in the first grade, we print.
You won’t learn to write until you’re in the third grade” (Fisher, Chapter 2). The way she thinks proves how she is incapable of understanding how the children are not adapted to her way of teaching, but this also proves how she makes a big difference on how Scout thinks just in her own.Mrs. Caroline does not understand the low economic income reality that the children like the Cunningham’s face. She does not know that Walter would take such offence to being loaned lunch money that he could not pay back. Her heart is in the right place but she lacks understanding about her children.
As an example, Scout after Miss Caroline tries to give money to Walter Cunningham she quotes “You’re shamin’ him, Miss Caroline. Walter hasn’t got a quarter at home to bring you, and you can’t use any stovewood” (Scout, Chapter 2). In conclusion Miss Caroline is not directly mean or hateful toward her students but she is focused on doing what she was been taught while she was developing her career.
Even though she doesn’t develop that knowledge about the life of her students, she is still a major roll on Scout’s character because she is one of the first characters to tell Scout that something might be wrong whitin the way she is being though at home compared to the way she is being though at school. Miss Caroline is one of the first major role models that tries to do good in some way to Scout, and because of this influence that she has in Scouts early days in school she should be included in To kill a Mockingbird movie.