To Kill A Mockingbird Scout Relationship Analysis

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Examination of Relationships in To Kill a Mockingbird A child learns and grows according to their surrounding environment and experiences. The people who surround a child play a critical role in their development. This is true in To Kill a Mockingbird as six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout, learns to overcome the social issues in Maycomb County. Harper Lee illustrates a small town around the year 1930, during the Great Depression, filled with traditions that the Finch family find challenging to abide by. Many of Scouts relationships affect her in various ways such as her older brother, Jeremy Finch, who she sees as a role model and is able to learn from. Atticus Finch influences Scout’s behavior and understanding through his wisdom …show more content…
He is rarely seen thus the townspeople do not know much of him. Boo remains a mystery until the last chapters of the book. In the beginning of the novel, Scout fears Arthur and believes the town’s gossip. As the story progresses, Boo begins to interact with the children through small actions and demonstrates that he is not as frightening as Scout believes. After the fire, Atticus reveals one of Arthur’s interactions with Scout when he suggests Scout should thank Boo for the blanket after the fire and explains by saying, “You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he [Boo] put the blanket around you.” (p.96). Arthur demonstrates a different view of himself. He shows the Finch kids that he cares about them and protects them even though his shyness restricts him from talking to the children. Boo is always there for the children, especially when they are in danger. As a result, he saves Scout and Jem’s life when he hears the children scream for help as Bob Ewell attempts to kill them. After Boo returns the children home and the sheriff speaks to Atticus, Atticus says, “Thank you for my children, Arthur,” (p.370). Both Atticus and Scout understood what had happened that night. Scout realizes that Boo is a guardian angel and also a friend. At the end of the story, Scout has overcomes her fear of Arthur. She is able to understand him and accept his behavior. After the Sheriff leaves the …show more content…
This is shown when Scout begins to socialize with ladies in her town once she realizes that Jeremy has begun to drift apart as he begins to act like an adolescent thus she should start to act like a young lady. With Atticus’ parenting and advice, Scout learns to deal with various people in her life who she may find hard to accept. Lastly, she is able to overcome her fear of Boo Radley, understand his interactions and accept Arthur Radley’s lifestyle along with the damage that can be caused towards him if his privacy is not respected. Scout’s story allows the reader to see her development in a difficult time in history. Regardless of how difficult a situation is, the ability to keep on going and learn will lead an individual to complete

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