Changes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Discuss how the character of Scout develops and changes throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and how she exemplifies the theme of growing up”
Trevor Liu
Elsa High School

“Discuss how the character of Scout develops and changes throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and how she exemplifies the theme of growing up”

In Harper lee’s novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” we see the main character Scout ( daughter of Atticus Finch) changing from a young innocent girl into a young adult, as well as all the changes around her and also begins to change the views of the people around her but soon she realized that there is much more that meets the eye. We examine the changes of Maycomb, as well as Scout. She is a great example
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In the novel, some important lessons are taught to Scout, at the last chapter you can see Scout finally realize her father quote “to kill a mockingbird is a sin they don't eat our crops they just sing their hearts out every day for us” The beginning of the novel, when Scout was talking to her father about her first day at school, Atticus told her to put herself in another person’s shoes, thinking from his or her perspective. At the end of the novel, Scout stands right in front of the Radley’s house on the porch, realizing what her dad meant when she was younger. It is in this moment when you can see how much she has grown up. She also learnt about racism, prejudice and courage. Knowing many of the citizens of Maycomb are racist, it was hard for Jem and Scout to understand but they learn from their mistakes, especially after they watch the trial of Tom Robinson. Seeing that Tom Robinson was going to jail because of everyone being racist to him, even though he is innocent, it was still hard for the children to understand under their circumstances. Scout and Jem learn about courage and become aware that racism was everywhere even in their wonderfully town that they grew up in. Finally, Scout learns more about the mockingbird. Through the novel, the mockingbird was a symbol of innocence, of a person who has done no harm or anything to deserve trail. When the children got some guns for Christmas, Atticus told Jem and Scout that they can, ‘shoot at all the bluejays he wants, if he can hit them, but remember that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ You see Scout does not understands at first but after the trail she realize. And this is how Scout exemplify the theme of growing up in the novel to kill a

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