“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker Growing up is one of the hardest, as well as one of the most important parts in life. Growing up should be fun, but in Scouts case learning about the cruelty and the reality she is living in is no fun. As the novel advances Scout experiences various emotional changes because of different events that take place. She starts to realize the unfairness that exists between different races and the discrimination that is rounding at the time. We can prove Scout changes and matures through the book by various events that take place. For instance, when Scout said: “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting anymore; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be.” (Lee 9.1) In here, not only does Atticus tell Scout to start maturing and worrying about more relevant stuff, but she also listens, understands and takes immediate action on it. She starts thinking about what her father tells her, and realizes that fighting for such immature and irrelevant things is not worth it. There are much bigger problems in life than that. Scout understands that the less she fights, the better off people would be. As the story proceeds, different people tell Scout to start maturing, and she begins to realize that the time for this to happen has come. Jem, Scout’s older
Scout is maturing by thinking of those things, she also says that boo would not want to come out because of the bigger problems in the town. She is thinking of others and is having well depth thoughts about the things that are now childish too her. She began to bring up everything from the past and now everything seems to add up. The last example in which shows scout has matured is when she walks boo home. “She would see Arthur Radley escorting me down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do” (320).
To Kill a Mockingbird: Growing Up When you grow up you may experience unfairness, changes in life, more understanding and reach maturity, you will grow up naturally and may be difficult to take in. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, focuses on a girl named Scott, who is growing up in Maycomb during The Great Depression, witnesses the changes in society, discrimination to African Americans, parenting, role of being a women, and courage. The book starts off on how Jem broke his arm and the bad rumors of Arthur Radley . While Scott grows up she also discovers the reality of the world and sees the injustice with African Americans by “white people.” Scout Finch was immature and childish during the beginning of the novel, but soon starts maturing, begins to become more like a lady than a tom boy, becomes more aware, and is growing fast for various reasons.
Courage is not strength or skill, it’s simply standing up for what you believe in and what is right. This is the theme that was enrolled after Jem destroys Mrs.Dubose’s camellias and after she died in chapter 11. This passage also reveals Jem’s coming of age moment. After using conflict, symbolism, and point of view, Harper Lee was able to connect the theme with Jems coming of age moment.
Scout Finch’s Maturing Process Overcoming obstacles in life is the only way for people to grow into mature adults. Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, has many adventures which change who she is. Scout goes from believing that violence is true courage to understanding that true courage does not involve a gun - demonstrating personal growth. Furthermore, Scout shows maturity in the end by being able to control her emotions when needed, rather than lashing out as she starts off doing. Finally, Scout matures by learning to form her own opinions of people rather than basing them on rumours as she does in the beginning.
The events that occur in the book display all the bad and horrible things in life one has to eventually go through, like racial injustice and learning the truth about people. Since Scout is so young, she experiences adult situations that develop her understanding of life. With Jem, Atticus, Cal, and other citizens of Maycomb helping her get through, she molds into a grown up little girl. One event that had a major impact on Scout’s maturity was Tom Robinson’s
Throughout the story To kill a Mockingbird Scout develops numerous distinct personalities. When the book first started Scout was a young girl. She was portrayed as a tomboy. She fought, she got dirty, she refused to wear dresses and that was just who she was. She began to see that there was more to being ladylike and mature, she changed her clothes, activities, how she see’s the society she lives in, and how she acts.
Scout grows quite a bit over the course of the book; her views on herself, others, and the world around her come to change dramatically. As scout is getting into fights at school with almost everyone who does her wrong, Atticus forces her to stop and be more ‘ladylike’. This turns out to be a bit of a struggle, especially when Atticus takes on the Tom Robinson case and people start to call him a n***er lover. Scout’s quote emphasizes this point, “‘You can just take that back, boy!’
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee about her life in the early 1960’s. To Kill a Mockingbird shows Scouts life and the events that lead up to her meeting Boo Radley. In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout discovers hot to grow up through her life. First off in To Kill a Mockingbird Scout discovers growing up through her life the first character that shows this is Atticus. In Maycomb Scout was having a bad day and her dad teaches her a life lesson “You will never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb in his skin and walk around in it” (page:39).
In conclusion, Scout was not the only character that experienced coming of age in the
When one grows up, it is inevitable they will lose their innocence. Seeing the world through rose colored glasses can only take one so far, and eventually they will have to open their eyes to real issues in their lives. While this happens at different ages for everyone, Atticus in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee believes that his kids should not be sheltered from the real world. As Scout and Jem, Atticus’ children, grow up, especially in a time where Maycomb is so segregated, Atticus teaches his kids real life lessons and to not become like the rest of their town; racist and judgemental. This comes with a cost, however, as the kids “grow up” at an expedited rate.
On pages 226 to 241 foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery develops the coming of age theme of good and evil. Scout learned that people could be so racist and people not even have done anything to deserve it. The kids see the good and evil out there in the world, and that it isn 't full of rainbows and butterflies. Seeing the awful things throughout the town and through the eyes of the people in the town helps Scout mature/grow.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
Scout also learns not to judge someone without knowing what it’s like to be them, and showing how much Scout has matured. Throughout the novel Scout grows and develops into a lovely young lady who has a strong point of view and is clearly coming of age. Something that we can all take away from this passage is that we must experience hardships and get through multiple obstacles before we are able to come age, just as Scout