Throughout the story Jem shows a huge amount of maturation. The book starts when Jem is about ten years of age and still acts like a young boy. He loves to play with his toys, make up games to play with Scout and Dill, go on adventures, and many more. As the story develops so does Jem. With each day that passes Jem seems to becoming more and more like his father. “ JEM WAS TWELVE. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus: ‘Reckon he’s got tapeworm?’ Atticus said no, Jem was growing” (pg 153). As Jem is dealing with more complicated issues, one being puberty, he is starting to grow up and develop a more
In the beginning of, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is very small ant very knowledgeable about things Scout doesn’t even pay attention to what’s happening in Maycomb county. She doesn’t know that practically everyone hates each other. “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em” (Lee 9). You can tell that Scout was very innocent in some things and she didn’t quit understand them. But this quotes explains to the audience, that when a child is curious about something or is asking you about something, you need to answer them. They’re children who are full of curiosity and when they notice something weird they try to find a way to answer the questions they have. In this quotes it explains how Scout began to wonder about things, she noticed that in Maycomb it was very difficult for people to get along because of the diversity.
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.
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.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story, through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout is raised in an odd time in American history when racism and prejudice were routine. Scout was surrounded by people that forced to learn many crucial life lessons and help her mature into a respectable lady. List points
Oftentimes, Scout is confused as to why someone would treat her or anyone differently because of their gender, age, or skin color. For example, on Scout’s first day of school, she tells her teacher, Ms.Caroline, that she can read. Ms.Caroline is not happy about that, and tells Scout to stop reading. Scout is angry at Ms. Caroline, and says to Jem, “...that damn lady says Atticus been teaching me to read and for him to stop it…”(Lee 23). This shows how Scout is angry that Ms. Caroline is trying to change how she learns. Scout believes teachers should teach students at their level, even if it is more advanced then the teacher assumed a student would be. Also, Scout believes she should be free to learn at a faster pace and not be held back. Scout is confronted by Cecil Jacobs, who insults Atticus, at her school. Scout is confused by his actions, but rises to defend Atticus anyway. Scout yells at Cecil, “You can just take that back, boy!”(99) when Cecil slanders Atticus for his part in the Tom Robinson case. After Atticus explains to Scout why he was being called out, Scout is puzzled. She wants to know why people are angry just because Atticus is doing his job and defending his client. Furthermore, Scout is angry that anyone would insult her father for just doing his job and providing fair trial to everyone including blacks. Scout is always willing to defend herself and others
Scout changed a lot over the course of this story. She was exposed to many events that led to her gradually changing her way of life. She doesn’t change as much as Jem does or as fast as him, but she still changes. She learns to mature, understand things better, and treat people with respect.
We are born ignorant, with no knowledge, for a reason. We need to earn it; we need to experience it. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel based around a 6 year-old girl named Scout. It takes place in the 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. In the book, Scout turns from an inexperienced child to a mature young lady. She is exposed to many events that help shape her view of society. Using To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee conveys that the three basic levels of the ignorance we have regarding the world around us; complete ignorance, half ignorance, and no ignorance are directly distinguished by the amount of experience we have, rather than age.
The protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is confused and in quite the dreadful state. She had an exhausting 1st day at school and she is contemplating why she is even going to school anymore. From her point of view, her father doesn’t have a degree level education. Young Scout is confused on why others seemingly do as they please; she doesn’t enjoy going to school where her very teacher is not tolerant of Scout. Atticus, her father, has some ideas to share with Scout about seeing from another person’s eyes.
Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is the daughter of Atticus Finch and the sister of Jem, she is also the main character and the narrator of the story, and she grows physically and morally throughout the book in positive and negative ways. There are multiple events in the story that changes her, they develop her morality too. For example her fear of the Radleys, Atticus’ parenting and how Jem and Dill’s friendship is larger than her with them. The world of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ was placed in the past, when there is still racism. There are the poor families, and they are treated like garbage, and there are the very unfortunate families. The Finch family lives in the same neighborhood as the mysterious Radleys, people see them come out of their creepy
Readers look to Scout as a test to character and innocence. As Scout is only six years old in the beginning of the novel, she is unaware of the surrounding bigotry in her town, Maycomb. Unlike many of the characters in the novel, she is able to look at the world in a unique perspective due to her innocence and influence from her activist father, Atticus
Many people empathize through real life experiences. Scout is one of those people. In the beginning of the novel, Scout did not care about other people 's feelings, but she developed that in chapter three. Scout was in school when her teacher Miss. Caroline was verbally abused by Burris Ewell. Burris said “Report and be damned to ye! Ain 't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’! You ain 't makin’ me go nowhere!” At school Miss. Caroline becomes
Scout Finch, a once disorderly girl, changes a lot when her father, Atticus, takes the responsibility of defending a black man. Scout matures quickly when she is faced with discrimination and hatred towards her father. The atmosphere of discrimination in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee affects Scout, by creating a hostile environment that teaches her important lessons, forcing Scout to protect herself and her father, and learning that challenging the traditional way of life was not always wrong.
Have you ever read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird ? If you have, have you ever wondered who has changed the most ?In this essay I will talk about scout and how I think she has evolved the most in the novel. The character that has evolved the most in the book To Kill A Mockingbird is Scout. She has evolved the most because in the beginning of the book she would always get into fights and she used to not respect a lot of people.