Scout's Identity In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout’s Identity
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the time period was around 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. The view of the book is through a young girl named Scout. She lives in the small Southern town called Maycomb County, Alabama. With her family, Atticus, her father and her brother, Jem. Her mother died when she was 2 years old, from a heart attack. With the death of her mother at a young age she has grown up to be a mischievous tomboy it is often scorned upon from town folks and family members from hanging out and playing with her brother, Jem and her father. As a six year old child, and in first grade, Scout loves to play, and doesn’t take responsibility. As Scout grows up in the middle class, she takes things for granted and thinks everything can go her way.

Furthermore, with her mother’s death at age 2, Scout has grown up to be a mischievous tomboy. Often times it in scorned upon from the town people and her relatives.
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“She didn’t like the way I dressed in overalls. (Lee,) Scout’s relatives, like her Aunt Alexandra, wanted her to be a prim and proper lady. When Scout was born. Her Aunt’s vision of her when she was born was “playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace.”(Lee,) In the great depression, girls were wearing nice dresses, having bows in their hair also playing with dolls or having a tea party. Girls also doesn’t really like to get their hands dirty, compared to Scout loves to get dirt under her nails and get herself dirty. Also Scout wears overalls, and plays with air rifles. Also Her tomboyishness is looked down upon from her town folks, she Scouts tomboy type of character who will defend herself. . Since her father Atticus, doesn’t really father his children, and lets them play and run around, because he is working all the time, “It’s bad enough he lets you all run wild,” (Lee
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