preview

To Kill A Mockingbird How Does Scout Change

Good Essays
Scout changed a lot over the course of this story. She was exposed to many events that led to her gradually changing her way of life. She doesn’t change as much as Jem does or as fast as him, but she still changes. She learns to mature, understand things better, and treat people with respect. At the beginning of the book, Scout wants to pick a fight at the slightest aggravation and is high tempered. One example is when she beats up Walter Cunningham for not having his lunch and getting her in trouble in class. She rubbed his nose in the dirt, but Jem came by and told her to stop. Atticus then told Scout that if he heard she was fighting, he would wear her out. Throughout the book, Scout fights less and less because she realizes it does her no good. Scout was more of a tomboy than a girly girl. Aunt Alexandra didn’t like how she didn’t act like a proper lady, and would ask Scout to act more ladylike. As she grew up, she was able to understand things a lot better. She began acting more grown up in situations like Aunt Alexandra’s dinner party. She forgot about how much she disliked her aunt and how much she hated wearing dresses, and she joined the group of ladies in their conversations. Even though she didn’t want to act like a lady, she went along with it for her aunt. Also,…show more content…
At the start of the book, Jem, Dill, and she played ‘Boo Radley’ which was a game to torment Boo into coming out of his house and to test each other’s bravery. Scout slowly begins to realize that Boo is a human being just like her. By the end of the book she calls him by his real name, Arthur, instead of the nickname the townspeople give him. When she finally gets the chance to see Mr. Arthur in person after the attack, she acts mature and non-childlike. She respects that he likes the dark so she takes him to the chair farthest from Atticus and Mr. Tate. She even holds his hand to take him home at the end of the
Get Access