How Does Scout Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The events in the small town of Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout’s childish perceptions develops higher levels of maturity in interpreting the occurring events, influencing her oblivious innocent character. The lack of understanding and awareness of her surroundings throughout the novel further reveals her progressing persona. Racism is culture and prevalent in the South throughout the novel, which exposes Scout to the complexity of interracial relationships in extending her and the community’s beliefs. Scout narrates the story filtering the way characters evolve into the novel. However, Lee’s use of double-voicing shows Scout through the eyes of a child, sees Calpurnia as strict and cold-hearted. Calpurnia, the Finches' …show more content…

Scout states, “[I] remembered what Atticus had said, then dropped my fists and walked away... if I fought... 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”(102). Scout learns should use her words instead of her fists. He begins teaching Scout the importance of looking at things from the other person's point-of-view early in the story which contributes to her growing maturation. Later in the book, Scout incorporates that into her worldview that it is a necessity of walking in someone else's shoes before making false assumptions about who they are. On her first day of school, she gets into a disagreement with her teacher about Atticus teaching her how to read and her quick temper Scout starts an argument with Miss Caroline without thinking. When Scout goes home, she tells Atticus about what the teacher said and Atticus advises her that “‘[y]ou can never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view’”(39). Atticus teaches Scout that she has to understand things from Miss Caroline's standpoint. Scout begins to practice this new skill later in the book when she begins to understand how Boo Radley must have felt throughout the years. Without thinking about

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