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Scout's Maturation through the Evil in the World

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Scouts Maturation through the Evil in the World Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird is a very complex novel that has many plots and many evils. Lee tells of an innocent black man accused of rape by a detestable family. She also tells of a man locked up in his house and isolated from the rest of the world. The narrator, Scout, learns about this turpitude, and this ultimately leads to her maturation throughout the story. The three main heinous acts are the way Tom Robinson is treated, the way Boo Radley is isolated from the rest of the world, and the way Bob Ewell commits the unspeakable. One of the main evils in the story is the way Tom Robinson is accused and convicted of rape. At the start of the book Scout calls those who are black, ''niggers''. This demonstrates that at the start of the book Scout did not consider black people to be as good as white people. Instead, she listened to everything that the town said about black people. ...read more.


13). Scout was so naive that she believed anything that anyone said about Boo and never put herself in his skin. Scout was also very small-minded because she thought that because Boo was different, he was evil.- Towards the end of the story Scout is not afraid of Boo she is only curious which is apparent in the quote, ''But I still looked for him each time I went by. Maybe someday we would see him (pg. 242).' After seeing how horrible people could be treated in the Tom Robinson trial, Scout began to get a more open-mind and turn her fright of Boo Radley into curiosity. This shows that Scout is maturing greatly and is beginning to understand that one of the only reasons people are thought to be evil, is that they are different. Finally, Scout realizes at the end of the story that Boo is a real person when she says, ''An" they chased him "n" never could catch him cause they didn"t know what he looked like, an"'" Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn"t done any of those things...Atticus, he was real nice.... (pg. ...read more.


(pg. 276)'"' Scout knows, through the cruelty that Bob Ewell does in the story, that no one should be accused for his death. Bob he is the one who ruined Tom"s life and ultimately killed him. Tom was just an innocent person, a mockingbird, who was accused and convicted, of a crime that he most certainly did not commit. This quote of Scout"s was so profound, and it was so amazing that she would understand the concept of a '"'mockingbird'"' at such a young age. Therefore, it is clear that Scout has developed quite a bit since the beginning of the story. Towards the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird, it was clear that Scout still had a lot of maturing to do, but throughout the story, she matured quite a bit. The main factor that led to her growing up was learning of all of the corruption in Maycomb. Even though this evil was obviously not good for people such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, Scout would not have grown nearly as much in three years without it. ...read more.

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