Theme Of Femininity In To Kill A Mockingbird

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A theme in To Kill A Mockingbird that is seen throughout the entirety of novel is the theme of womanhood and femininity. It is mentioned many times that Scout needs to start acting more like a lady and doing more womanly things, rather than wear pants and play with the boys. While at the social at the Finch’s house Miss Stephanie felt the need to comment, “ ‘Well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often.’ ”, (Lee, 308). In Maycomb a woman wouldn’t be respected unless she acted the way everyone wanted them to.
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