Ways Of Life In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses her own childhood experiences of growing up in Monroeville, Alabama during the Great Depression to show the coming of age of her character, Scout Finch. “ People” Lee explains, “ moved slowly then,” and such a pace gives the young room to invent games, run rampant on the town streets, and stay safe.” Scout Finch was always the “go-getter.” She was the little girl who fought for what she thought was right, usually with her fists. "You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change." - Atticus Finch in Chapter 9 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the novel Scout Finch is costantly defending her father, Atticus. His decision to defend Tom…show more content…
Scout’s peers had a very powerful emotional effect on her. "Scout, I'm tellin' you for the last time, shut your trap or go home—I declare to the Lord you're gettin' more like a girl every day!" With that, I had no option but to join them. - Scout in Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird. This quote is a great explanation of the judged stereotypes during this time period. Scout wanted to act like a girl, but her friends wanted her to act like the old Scout. This instance is where Scout had to make the decision that acting like a girl was not worth loosing her friends. Scout Finch made her own choices, she made them the way that she wanted them, n\ ot caring about what time it was, who she was with, and what people thought of her. She did things for her. This statement relates to my thesis because my thesis states, When life gives you a time to shine, don’t give it away, you may need it someday. Scout never gave up a chance that was offered to
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