Another reason would be that Scout was punished by Ms Caroline even though she was just trying to teach her teacher a few of Maycomb's ways, as Ms Caroline misunderstood that Scout was trying to shame the other residents of Maycomb. It is possible that Scout could have felt humiliation and wronged from being punished in front of the whole class, and thus refuse to go to school to reduce the possibility of being humiliated in public again.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Plausible reasons for Scout to convince Atticus for not going to school is because she was forbidden from reading with Atticus at home as Miss Caroline was afraid that Atticus would impede in Scout's learning and ability to read. Scout could have said that she could also learn from home while receiving education from Atticus and Jem. This reason is plausible as Jem and Atticus were both learned individuals who had the ability to teach Scout, hence even if Scout does not attend school, it is still possible for her to receive education from home if Jem and her father impart their knowledge to Scout.
Yes, Boo Radley should be sent to the institution with the other boys as he was caught messing around with the wrong group of people during his teenage years. Going to the institution would teach him a lesson not to hang around with bad company like the Cunninghams. I feel that going to the industrial institutions is not an disgrace to the Radley's, as feared by Old Mr Radley. Going to the industrial school simply means that Boo Radley can learn more there and learn to mend his ways in the school, atoning for the fact that he was in a gang together with the Cunninghams in his teenage years. The industrial school isn't a prison of any sort for unlawful people, hence Old Mr Radley shouldn't view the industrial school as a place that brings disgrace to the family if Boo Radley goes there. Compared to being locked up at home for many years, it would definitely be better for Boo Radley to go to the industrial institution rather than being cooped up at home.
The initial impression that Scout had on Ms Caroline was that she was a stubborn and dictative teacher. However, Scout's impression of Ms Caroline changed to thinking that she was pitiful as a foreigner to Maycomb. Initially, Ms Caroline was a stubborn teacher, who insisted that "every child must start reading with a fresh mind". Hence she often told Scout to convey her message to Atticus, who was educated at home, to tell him to stop teaching her how to read, for fear that it impedes in Scout's learning of reading and writing. Scout shows her disapproval towards Ms Caroline's will, however Ms Caroline still insists that things be done the way she likes. This caused Scout to feel hatred for Ms Caroline. However, following this incident was the case when Ms Caroline offered Walter Cunningham lunch money. Due to the fact that she was an outsider and did not know the practices of Maycomb, she once again insisted that Walter accepted the money. It was a principle among Cunninghams that they would not take something that they could not return, hence Walter did not want to accept the money as he knew that he could never return the money back. Ms Caroline had unintentionally shamed Walter, and Scout felt sorry for her afterwards as she saw Ns Caroline burying her head to cry on the desk, changing her perspective from a stubborn person to a pitiful one.