The Moral And Emotional Separation From This State For A Naive Little Girl Named Scout

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A child’s world is often marked by simplicity. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee depicts the moral and emotional separation from this state for a naive little girl named Scout Finch. Scout gains maturity because of the events she experiences. She is presented as a curious, hot headed, girl who sees justice in hurting people who do her wrong. As she grows, and faces the turbulence caused by the Tom Robinson trial she no longer bears naivety, but gains awareness and eventually accepts these changes. Scout benefits from the changes and trouble in Maycomb; they expose her to the reality of her world and the true racist mindset of the town. Jean Louise (Scout) is introduced as a naive and childish person; she is completely unaware of the…show more content…
He’s your boy ain’t he? He’s a good boy. We brought him home for dinner one time. Tell him hey for me won’t you?” By doing this, she unknowingly diffuses a violent situation using her innocence, and reduces the mob and their “mob mentalities” to individuals. The issue is that she actually put herself in the middle of a lynch mob, which if riled up, could have even displayed their brutality to her. Humans have a bad propensity to dehumanize their victims, the mob shows up and only sees Atticus and his family as obstacles. Luckily, in this occasion, Scout is able to make the riled up mob, see them as human beings. Finally, like the rest of the town, she is deluded by gossip. Like many others in Maycomb, she believes that Boo Radley is “six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dines on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained… A long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.” Her obsession with Boo Radley is very innocent and naive. This conception of the man is one that could only be born in the creativity of a child’s imagination. People in the town, including Scout, base a lot of their understanding on rumours and gossip, this affects them negatively since they then walk around bearing these incorrect notions. Jean Louise’s
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