Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1182 Words Mar 13th, 2016 5 Pages
One of the biggest controversies to address in the psychological world is if humans have the ability to change. When being literal, the answer is obvious. Of course people grow taller, lose their hair, grow older, etc. But what of one’s personality? As this is plainly impossible to agree upon, people looking for an answer to this insatiable question have agreed upon a compromise. Whether the question is “Will my boyfriend cheat again?” Or “Will the serial killer kill again?” The compromise/answer is simple. Some people change and others don’t. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a character most popularly known as Scout Finch narrates the book. Scout Finch certainly changes in major ways. Although Scout remains a young girl by the end of the book, she is a dynamic character because her perspective on life matures and changes significantly. The youthful and innocent Scout learns her first lesson: to approach others with empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. At the beginning of the novel, Scout grumbles and whines to Atticus about the newest teacher of Maycomb--Miss Caroline. Having recently moved from North Alabama, Miss Caroline attempts to teach a first grade class. Unfortunately, she not only had a terrible first day herself, but she also set a rather bad impression on Scout and her classmates. When Miss Caroline admonishes her for being able to read and write, Scout is baffled and angry. As Scout broods, Atticus…

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