Scout's Transformation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout is already wise beyond her years, but she continues to grow throughout a series of events in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The most important thing about Scout is her growth throughout events in the book. The context of To Kill A Mockingbird influenced Scout to change her identity and morality throughout her experiences with stereotypes and racism in Maycomb.
The first way that Scout changed was by seeing and experiencing stereotypes in gender. Aunt Alexandra is a very stereotypical character. For example scout says “I suggested that one can be a ray of sunshine in pants just as well, but Aunty said that one had to behave like a sunbeam…”(108). This shows that Aunt Alexandra is a very stereotypical towards Scout because she is not ladylike and Scout realized that. Mrs.Dubose is also a very stereotypical character as well. For instance Mr.Dubose states to Scout “ What are you doing in those overalls? You should be in a dress and camisole young lady! You’ll grow up waiting tables if somebody doesn’t change your ways…”(135). This shows that Mrs.Dubose also stereotypes that Scout isn’t ladylike and
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Scout learns the ugly truth about how a trial really works in there time period. In particular Atticus states “In our court, when it’s a white man 's word against a black men’s the white mens always wins.”(251-252). This shows that Scout is exposed to more of how racism is ugly and unfair and Atticus makes it clear to Jem and Scout that racism exists. Scout handled the results of the trail calmer than jem (304). This shows that even though Scout knows and understands what happened and what the results of the trial was she still has a lot of things to learn because by her reaction she missed something since she don’t know what rape is. Scout has forever been changed and shaped by this event. Harper Lee has such a way of showing us how ugly people can truly
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