Scout Finch's Childhood In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119, 3). The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about a girl named Scout Finch, that tells her unforgettable childhood through her eyes in a little town during the 1930’s located in Alabama. She faces different lessons and hardships that will eventually help her come of age. One of the experiences that she faces is, sometimes friendships come from unexpected places like social classes, ages, and different appearances. During the journey of Scout Finch’s childhood, she faces many situations that help her realize how friendship comes from unexpected places. Social classes played a substantial part in Maycomb and would determine if you were considered Maycomb material. In the novel Scout became friends with Walter Cunningham, “Come On home to dinner with us Walter,” he said, “we’d be glad to have you” (Lee 30, 3). Walter was considered trash in Maycomb because he was poor and had no food. Scout treated Walter just like everyone else in Maycomb and looked down at him like he was garbage until Jem decided to invite him over for dinner, without knowing him thoroughly. Scout saw this and realized that it…show more content…
She recognized that friendship doesn’t always come from one place, it comes from various places and different people. Scout was friends with many peculiar people like Walter Cunningham, who happened to be one of the unfortunate people in Maycomb, furthermore, didn’t have a high social status. She always was friends with Miss Maudie, even though she was older than Scout she still gave her respect and valued their friendship and bond. Also Boo Radley, who was seen as the monster of Maycomb and signifies as an awful individual. Scout came to the final realization that no matter who you are, who you might be, or what you look like, that friendship is strong and has no

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