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Role Models In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee wrote a masterpiece called To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is written from the perspective of a young girl named Scout. Throughout all of Scouts childhood she has had role models directing her. The role models truly did it to show love because they want what’s best for Scout. Some of the role models that interact with Scout in her small town is her dad Atticus, her neighbor Miss Maudie, and eventually she was able to develop a sense of what is morally right herself. Atticus and Miss Maudie represent examples of kindness, wisdom, and respect through their actions. In addition to their demonstrations her role models also explain life lessons directly to Scout. These teaching methods combined together, whether intentional or not have helped Scout experience coming of age. Parents are a guiding hand through…show more content…
Near the end of the book after walking Boo home Scout goes through an experience of a loss of innocence. “We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad,” (373). Seeing other role models in her life act through kindness and respect, Scout started to gain self morals. Through her coming of age she has started to apply them to her everyday life. She is looking deeper into events and as a response she’s interpreting feelings based on her morals. Scout experiences a coming of age by developing common traits from her role models. These role models such as Atticus and Miss Maudie spread their wisdom and kindness in many different ways. Scout has examined them and reflected on their teachings. She takes the lessons and applies them personally, creating her own values. As she gets older she finds herself going deeper into life. Looking into her morals and experiences before acting out. If it wasn’t for these role models Scout may have never developed into the lovely young lady she becomes at the end of the
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