Scout Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a coming of age novel in which we follow Scout Finch, a 5 year old girl, over the span of 3 years. Scout lives in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama, in the 1930s. Maycomb society is typical for any southern American society in the 1930s, racism, sexism and prejudice are very evident. In the beginning of the novel, Scout is a concrete thinker. In the middle of the novel, Scout is a critical thinker. At the end of the novel, Scout is a complex thinker. Scout’s thinking style has grown throughout the novel, especially in regards to Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is a concrete thinker. She is a very judgemental and opinionated child who has little/no experience with the evils of the world. Boo Radley, one of Scout’s neighbours, had a troubled youth and so his extremely religious parents alienated him in their home. Boo became a figure for speculation and gossip. The hogwash stories told about Boo lead Scout to judge and fear him. The Boo Radley she thinks to be real is simply a frightening, imaginary, boogeyman-like presence who does not really exist. “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and
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