How Did Scout Finch Learn In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” (Lee, 39). This is one of the key lessons everyone learns when they begin to grow up. As for Scout Finch, this has turned out to be one of the hardest. But soon enough, everyone learns the necessities they need in order to survive the world. For Scout, she showed signs of growing up when she first realized the flaws with her teacher, Miss Gates, when she was able to act like a lady for Alexandra, and when she saw life through Boo Radley’s eyes. Scout was in her classroom when she heard Miss Gates talking about how atrocious Hitler was, and that he persecuted Jews - she had said that she was glad America never did that. This struck Scout as strange and not right at all. In fact, Scout had to ask Jem about this to make sure she was hearing Miss Gates right. Scout said, …show more content…
Scout had always liked Boo, but she could never quite understand his reasoning for staying indoors all day. And if she had been younger or hadn’t had the experience she had earlier in the book, she would have NEVER understood him. When she first started school, her teacher (Miss Caroline) had just moved to Maycomb and didn’t know the ways of the town. So when Caroline got mad at Scout for being able to read and write, she was confused and hated Miss Caroline. Also, when Jem began to mature and not wanting her to be around him, she became furious. With all of her issues of being unable to see life the ways other see it, Atticus had to constantly tell her to walk in someone else's shoes. The fact that Scout listened to what Atticus said and put herself in another's shoes, she was able to grasp what he meant, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (Lee,

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