To Kill A Mockingbird Scout Maturity

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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout mature greatly over the course of part one. At the beginning of the story, Scout gets into many fights. Scout remembers, “Catching Walter Cunningham in the school yard gave me some pleasure” (22). This quote shows that Scout beat up Walter just because she spoke up for him and got slapped. However, Scout matures later in the story because she stops beating people up, since Atticus told her not to. Scout recalls, “I drew a bead on [Cecil Jacobs], remembered what Atticus had said, then dropped my fists and walked away, [with] ‘Scouts a coward!’ ringing in my ears. It was the first time I had ever walked away from a fight” (76-77). This shows that she wont beat people up anymore,
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