How come you always boss us around? We never get a chance to defend oursleves!
Scout, why can't you behave like your brother? He never gives me trouble.
How many times have I told you? Stay out of the kitchen!
Scout doesn't like me. I think she thinks that I'm mean to her for no reason, but I just really care about her and would rather her be hurt by me than the cruel world out there. She has a lot to learn, so better to learn now.
Cal, why do you talk nigger-talk even though you know it's not right?
Because that's what's normal here. It's better to make people feel comfortable than to be correct. It's not lady-like to say all that you know.
Something that's right in one place may be wrong in another. It's important to learn to adapt to different situations. The way I talk here will have no effect on how these people talk.
haha, they're probably wondering all sorts of things right now. If this is how I act here, what else do I do? Where did I come from?
Yeah, that makes sense
To be honest, I don't know where or when I grew up, all I know is that I was happy. I had a great childhood. I got most things that I wanted within reason, my parents loved me dearly and it showed, and I had great friends at a great school. I thought that everything was perfect and if a problem arises I would easily be able to solve it. That mentality quickly changed as I grew older. It hit me like a boulder, and I fell straight down. I couldn’t get up for a good while because everything was such a struggle. I underestimated how cruel the world could be. And I fear Scout is doing the same. She’s only setting herself up for disaster. That’s why I’m tough on her. I really really care for her.