To Kill A Mockingbird Tomboy Analysis

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In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee portrays Scout a tomboy who contradicts the stereotype of the southern ideal little girl during the 1930’s. As Scout is a fighting, masculine, and cursing tomboy. For instance, Scout gets angry at Walter Cunningham, and she starts “rubbing his nose in the dirt” fighting Walter Cunningham (Lee 30). An act forbidden by the social norms of the southern belle. Furthermore, the ideal little “girls didn’t resort to violence” or profanity (Johnson 152). Additionally, Scout fought Walter the converse of the ideal “belle”. Accordingly, Scout begins to “like words like damn and hell now” in her vocabulary (Lee 105). However, no “belle” “would dream of using coarse language” that Scout often uses (Johnson 144). Showing
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