Dolphus Raymond Character Analysis To Kill A Mockingbird

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Like every young girl, Scout Finch must learn how to navigate through the world and find who she is. With the help of some unexpected acquaintances and mature encounters, she ends up finding herself at a younger age than most. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is narrated by the seven year old, Scout Finch. Her young age provides pros and cons to us as readers. Readers are able to see her change of views and change of opinions over the course of four years. Her views and opinions such as her father’s court case and due to people who re-path her way of thinking such as Dolphus Raymond. Scout learns, changes, and grows throughout the novel because of the things that happen in her life that don’t normally happen to girls her age.
One of the many lessons that Scout adapts during the novel is that things and people aren't always the way they're made up to be. Scout learns this from her encounter with Dolphus Raymond. After he reveals his secret to Scout, he says, "I try to give them a reason, you see. If helps folks if they can latch onto a reason."- page 268 After hearing this from Dolphus Raymond, himself, it came to Scout's attention that he was absolutely nothing like what they had described him to be. Which brought the idea to Scout’s head that people are not always what they’re made up to be. Scout
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She learns how to appreciate people’s point of view. Scout learns this when talking to Miss Caroline. She tries to explain the history, traditions, and daily life of Maycomb but Miss Caroline simply just doesn’t understand it. After Scout tells Atticus about her day at school, he tells her, “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 things from his point of view.” - page 85-87 Scout looks up to Atticus and takes his statement to
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