The Adventures Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows the reader the changes in Scout, in her maturity and in the fact she is physically bigger than the people of the same age, which we see at the start of Chapter Three in her fight with Walter Cunningham at school Jem tells Scout how she is “bigger then he is” and we can take that to be both physically and mentally, as the Cunningham’s are poor farmers. We find this out when Mr Cunningham can only pay Atticus in Hickory nuts, a crate of Holly with smilax and sack of turnip greens. We also learn that at the start of this novel, Scout is young and immature so when Jem had told Scout to stop attacking Walter Cunningham and asked why she was fighting him in the first place all Scout had to say in response was “He didn’t have any lunch” showing that she was only attacking him as she was bigger then he was and because she was immature.

Harper Lee shows Scout’s childish behaviour at the beginning of the novel. She is disrespectful towards Calpurnia her maid, and this could also be seen as following the trend in the county of being rude and disrespectful to black people. Scout suggests to Atticus to have Calpurnia fired. “ ‘She likes Jem better’n she likes me, anyway,’ I concluded, and suggested that Atticus lose no time in packing her off.” When Scout says this after Calpurnia punished her, it shows how inconsiderate Scout is and how immature she is at the start of this novel. Also early in the novel Scout, Jem and Dill are afraid…

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