Essay On Scout's Childhood In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout is an exceptional smart girl who gets into many fights when she is younger for not the best reasons. Scout follows Jem around throughout the whole story, but when they get older, so do their bonds as friends. Scout gets through the tough times with the help of her dad Atticus, Atticus gives Scout advice that helps her get through life better by understanding their feelings, or emotions (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird). Scout also does not act right, according to Maycomb she is supposed to wear dresses, hang around at the house, not fight or play with boys, which affects her childhood in a number of bad ways. Throughout the book Scout goes from a little girl to a young woman with help from different life experiences. Scout might be really bright, but she is too quick to talk back to the teacher so she was in trouble with the teacher almost everyday. When Scout came back from school after beating up Walter Cunningham because she told the teacher why he couldn’t take her money, she told her father, Atticus and he said says “That you never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” and “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what…show more content…
Close to the end of the trial when Tom Robinson is saying his final statement he says “Well I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try harder then the rest of em”(Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird) which showed that black people had feelings too, but what he said was turned against him in a flash [Because he was on trial for rape]. The jury of Maycomb looked past the good and went straight to him being a monster Scout did not understand how bad Tom Robinson’s statement was. The trial showed that Scout was still too young to fully understand everything that was going on in the trial showing why it was so
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