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How Is The Mentally Morphed In To Kill A Mockingbird

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By the end of the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout and Jem had mentally morphed from already bright children to thoughtful, understanding citizens. Harper Lee writes, "We laughed. Haints, Hot Steams, incantations, secret signs, had vanished with our years as mist with the sunrise," (292). This line makes it clear that silly, childish beliefs no longer frighten Scout and Jem as they previously did. Besides meaning that the children simply do not believe in supernatural beings anymore, the quote symbolizes their new understanding of the world and how it works. Not only do Scout and Jem learn lessons the average kid learns, but they become empathetic, a degree of maturity not everyone reaches. Scout's growth is demonstrated in the
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