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Character Analysis Of Scout In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In the town of Maycomb there are several characters who experience changes in the way of thinking. This transformation is caused by the realization that being childlike does not work for adolescents. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has various descriptions of how characters can evolve throughout a novel. Sometimes the characters need an influence to help guide the way, but eventually they comprehend that maturing is an essential part of life. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout transforms from an immature child to a mature young adult primarily due to lessons she was taught by Atticus, her own experiences and observations she has made about life.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout transitions from a young inexperienced child to a mature young woman through lessons Atticus taught her. For example, in the beginning of the book she questions things like
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For example, she is able to engage in conversations with wise people. In this quote from chapter twenty-four Scout had just witnessed Tom's unjust trial and Mrs. Maudie expresses her feelings toward the occurrence with Alexandra. '' The handful of people in this town who say that fair play is not marked white only; the handful of people who say a fair trial is for everybody, not just us; the handful of people with enough humility to think when they look at a Negro, there but for the Lord's Kindness Am I.... The handful of people in this town with background that's who they are''. (Lee,236) The reader may infer that this meaningful conversation that Mrs. Maudie, Aunt Alexandra and Scout had was very detailed and certainly not suitable for a youngster's ears. Mrs. Maudie knew that Scout was ready to understand problems in the real world. If Scout was considered too young for this chat the subject wouldn't have been spoken about. This was rewarding because she could grasp an understanding of the
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