The children's view of Calpurnia changes because they see her in a different setting, and she acts differently but is very protective of them and makes sure that they are welcome. There was a guy who I really didn't like because I thought he was arrogant and rude, but one time I saw how he acted with someone who was hurt, and then later how he acted towards someone that he didn't even know, and I saw that he actually was a kind and caring person.
I agree! Great example!!
They saw her in a different setting with different people and realize that she is living a double life so to speak but she was protective of them and made sure that they were welcomed with members of the church. There was this one person who I thought was really nice and then I saw how she treated people and what she said about people and I realized that she was a mean and arrogant person.
I hadn't thought of her living a double life. That's a good point.
They realize that she cares about them enough to risk hearing the opinion of others. They understand more how black people are segregated. My brother, whose turning 23 today, used to be my big bully brother, but he went to college for a little bit and got a girlfriend and now he's honestly my best friend. He just started respecting me and my family more and making better choices.
I didn't think about her risking what other people thought of her by bringing them to church. That is a very good point .
The kids now view Cal as a person with a double life, and I think they see her as more loving and protective of them after their first experience at First Purchase. I experienced something like this, when I was younger I had a dog that I thought was very lazy and didn't do much, but when I was getting attacked by my neighbors dogs my dog came and beat them up. I saw my dog as more cool after that.
I hope my dog would do the same thing in that situation. She's a chicken.
That's definitely a really great example and an even better experience.
I would feel like he was cool too. Certain situations can bring the best out of people.
My dog is a very nice dog that I didn't think would fight anything, but when my chickens were getting killed she attacked the raccoon.
That is so cool that your dog did that for you! And that is a very good example!
They started to see that she has many different sides and her attitude changes to adapt to who she is around. When my siblings offer to help me when they don't have to I feel grateful that they would do that instead of sitting and watching me like I thought.
Nice job with your example. I wish I could have known that feeling.
I agree it is definitely nice when your siblings offer to help you.
It changes in the way of their understanding of African Americans. They saw them as not so different from white people. Also, it changes their attitude towards them as well. One thing that happened to me was that I thought my cousin was not a very mature kids, or so I thought. When I got to spend time with him, I realized that he wasn't so awful.
I've had that same experience with my family members as well.
You can learn a lot from just being with someone. It can change your view.
It's really cool that the more you hang out with somebody you realize who they really are and see a side of them you've never seen before.
I agree with you Jesse, The children's had a better understanding of how the culture for the African Americans were.
The kids see a new side of calpurnia. Although the kids are different, she still protects them and makes them feel welcome. There used to be a old lady at my church. She was always cranky and mean. I found out as I got older that she had a rough life. She ended up being a pretty nice person.
I haven't had that happen with someone old but I have with younger kids.
They relies that she has to be a part of two groups, the blacks and whites. She tries to be respectable in both groups. They relies that it is hard do be apart of two opposite groups and respect her for that. I experience this when my someone in my family does something difficult.
You're right that she has to be a part of different groups. It's impressive that she can do so and be respected in both.
It is true, Cal is part of the blacks and the whites and she is very respectable in both.
They realized that she actually talks like the rest if the black people. That she wants to fit and and doesn't want to make everyone else to look dumb. I this everyone does this depending on who they are with.
Great example!i agree with you that everyone judges someone until you truly get to know them
The children's view changed because we actually get to see her when she is being her true self. They are able to see that she is a very protective. One time my grandpa was sitting in a fast food restaurant and we were just sitting there and my grandpa got up and went and got food then went outside towards a men that liked homeless and we were all really curious on what he was doing. He gives the homeless man the food and comes back inside. I knew my grandpa had a big heart but at that point I realized that he had the biggest heart because normally everyone would ignore the homeless man but my grandpa didn't ignore him.
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