To Kill A Mockingbird Scout's Childhood

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Everyone was once a naive child, that later developed into an educated adult. Children go through the many necessary changes to become the person they were meant to be. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character named Jean Louise Finch, called by her nickname, Scout went through many changes in the book. At the beginning, Scout was a six-year-old short-fused tomboy, and later developed into a wise young lady.
A stage Scout went through in the beginning of the book was the fighting stage. On Scout’s first day of school, she was frustrated that she got of on the wrong foot with her teacher. She tried to inform the teacher of Walter Cunningham’s situation and it came out wrong, so she blamed him. She chased him on the playground and tried to pick a fight with him then she began “rubbing his nose in the dirt” (Lee 30). Later on, Scout’s lawyers dad, Atticus took on the defense case against a black man accused of rape. Scout got made fun of at school, specifically from Cecil Jacobs. Cecil “had
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Scout did not have a mother growing up and she never had an interest in feminine things. She was the complete opposite of a lady. It bothered her that her brother, Jem told her that,”’it’s time [she] started bein’ a girl and acting right!’” (153). At this time period her attitude was not really accepted. Women in the 1930’s did not act like Scout. Her Aunt Alexandra told her that the family “decided that it would be best for [her] to have some feminine influence” (120). That did not settle well with Scout. After an argument with Alexandra, Jem comforted Scout by saying,”’She’s not used to girls, leastways, not girls like you’” (302). He then asked her if she could take up sewing because their aunt was trying to turn her into a lady. Scout replied, “Hell no she doesn’t like me, that’s all there is to it” (302). Scout at the time was too stubborn to accept

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