scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 766
In Toni Bambaras short story The Lesson she relates about a girl Sylvia who rebels against her teacher Miss Moore by refusing to learn or to listen to what she has to say Miss Moore is a well-educated woman who has realized things within society that others of her social group have not realized yet therefore she feels the need to transmit that anxiety to her pupils and instill a challenge within them By rebelling against her teacher Sylvia demonstrates her supposed self-sufficiency and her ignorance since she believes she knows everything when she says But aint nobody gonna beat me at nuthin Bambara 223 Nevertheless after Miss Moores lesson Sylvia is confused and she knows deep inside that her teacher was right although she never admits it because of her pride Rebelliousness is a path to nowhere in the end it is going to agree with the oppositions point of view just as Sylvia realized that Miss Moores ideas were somewhat true Miss Moores education has shown her the real situation within society beyond the boundaries established by her social group The narrator Sylvia explains Miss Moores point of view toward education Shed been to college and said it was only right that she should take responsibility for the young ones education and she not even related by marriage or blood 219 Noticeably Miss Moore knows very well that the environment that surrounds these children is not challenging enough consequently she feels that urge and responsibility to transmit what she has learned and seen throughout her life During the whole day of the lesson Miss Moore shows several attempts to catch the kids attention to what she wanted them to learn about For instance although she is aware of the economic status of these kids what they have and what they do not she asks them Dont you have a calendar and a pencil case and a blotter and a letter-opener on your
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA