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Change In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Change means to make or become different from a previous state. As an individual grows up, they go through many changes, especially in behavior, character, decisions, friends and body that can be internal or external. It pushes us out of our comfort zone and lets us experience and explore our world. Change is inevitable and many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee display their change through their actions and choices. Jean Louise Finch, known as Scout goes through a significant change in her character and behaviour throughout the novel. Although she is innocent in the beginning of the novel, she becomes a mature and understanding child throughout the course of the novel triggered by the trial of Tom Robinson. In the novel To…show more content…
Throughout the novel, Scout indicates change and maturity in her actions. She learns from Atticus to understand a person by considering their perspective. Furthermore, first day of school starts and Scout is already in trouble because she can read. Later that evening, Scout tells Atticus she is sick and cannot continue school anymore. He tells her that she is going and Scout tells him about the bad day and school. “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider from his point of view—” (Lee, 30). After Atticus tells her this, she considers Miss Caroline’s point of view. She realizes that it was an honest mistake and that she is incapable of learning Maycomb’s ways in a day. Scout applies the skill Atticus…show more content…
Atticus tells Scout to keep her head up and avoid any fights when anyone is saying something bad about Atticus. Keeping this in mind, when Cecil Jacobs is intimidating Scout by calling her Atticus a nigger-lover. She refused to fight thinking “Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him. I felt extremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks” (77). Scout remembers and controls herself for the sake of Atticus’ request to not fight and retains herself. Later on, at the missionary tea circle party, all the women in Maycomb were at the Finch’s house. Miss Stephanie is making many jokes pointing at Scout and laughs. She is clearly getting irritated, but she refrains herself from saying anything. “Miss Maudie’s hand closed tightly on mine, and I said nothing. Its warmth was enough” (230). She continues to control herself and tries to ignore it. She applies the lesson that Atticus teaches her about keeping her head up and facing a difficult situation with
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