How Does Scout Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Learning to be someone different than who you really are, is really hard. It’s really difficult to disagree with other people to do the right thing. Scout learns this lesson from the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Throughout the novel, Scout transforms from tomboy / immature to more ladylike / respectful due to learning from sticking up for other people and doing the right thing. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is a problematic tomboy and really immature. Scout proves this by saying, “My fists were clinched and I was ready to let fly. Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting anymore; I was far too old and too big for such children things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be. I soon forgot. Cecil Jacobs made me forget. He had announced in the schoolyard the day before Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers. I denied it, but told Jem” (Top of page.62). Through this quote it is clear that Scout has gotten into trouble and many fights before. This is also a step closer to being more mature and lady like. Scout learns that doing the right thing and treating people equally is really important. In the novel Aunt Alexandra told Scout that Walter…show more content…
She displays being a young lady by saying, “Aunt Alexandra looked across the room at me and smiled. She looked at a tray of cookies on the table and nodded at them. I carefully picked up the tray and watched myself walk to Mrs. Merriweather. With my very best company manners, I asked her if she would have some. After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (pg.202). Also towards the finish she was talking to Boo Radley and she said, “Mr. Arthur, bend your arm down here, like that. That’s right, sir” (pg.236). She wanted to be escorted like a lady and she was using proper grammar like a
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