How Does Scout Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Christian Diaz Mrs. Burnette English I 18 May 2009 Scout’s Growth Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird , Scout changes vastly. It might not be physically, but it is mentally. Her maturation can be noticed as the novel progresses and by the end of the story she might be seen as a completely new person. As the novel goes on, the reader can see that Scout matures even when the rest of the town does not. In part one, Scout is terrified of Boo Radley because of stories Jem and the other kids in town talk about him. They have never seen or talked to him and yet they are still afraid and believe most of the things they hear. The stories about “Boo” Radley eating squirrels and cats were enough to frighten them up. Scout and her brother…show more content…
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows that her teacher is against persecution. Later on, Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is a good thing Tom Robinson was being convicted because colored people were getting too “high” and “mighty.” That subject has Scout’s head roaming around thinking how hypocritical her teacher was being. Scout’s view against her father were also changing. Before she thought that Atticus was different from the other fathers in Maycomb because he was too old and couldn’t do anything fun with them. After he killed the mad dog in one shot, Scout was proud of her father and got more influenced in him. Scout is forced to understand that Tom Robinson was being treated differently because he had colored skin. Because of that, Scout realized that people can be prejudice because her father took a case of an African American man who was innocent. It shows that Scout can actually think seriously about things when she says, “Who in this town did anything to help Tom Robinson, just who?”(215). When Scout realizes that she could stand in front of the Radley porch without being frightened, that brings her to adulthood . She finally understands him and
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