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Womanhood In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout the development of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates Scout’s maturity into womanhood by means of accounting what it really is to be “good”. Yet before any actions would be taken in the pursuit of moral change, Scout seems to be one of the few children who are beginning to understand the true place of African Americans in the world. During a conversation with Dill after he wept over the treatment of Tom Robinson, Scout explains to him that “after all [Tom’s] just a Negro” (Lee 266). With a protagonist who holds such callow views of contentment, one truly receives a tone of innocence from Scout. On the other hand, nearer the end of this novel Scout seems to portray herself with knowledge far beyond her years. As she would
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