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Scout's Maturity

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Scout's Maturity Maturation is a stage of growth that we as human beings begin at birth. "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Harper Lee shows Scouts growth as she experiences and understands the prejudice of Maycomb. In the beginning Scout is a naive little girl but as the story commences she begins to understand what goes on in Maycomb and by the end she may still be young but she has matured. In "To Kill a Mockingbird" author suggests the actions we take lead us to become human beings and what we have done and learned from it leads to mature beings. In the beginning, Scout is an outsider, a tomboy who is not accepted by her brother or his friend. She is known as "the girl" also she announces that she is five years old but she tries her best to fit in and play with he brother and Dill. ...read more.


One thing she does that is mature is she tries her best to read, this shows that she is mature for her age because normally a child wouldn't care much about school until about grade six or seven but at the age of five and half this is a true accomplishment. Scout even finds the right words to get rid of the mob that comes to lynch Tom Robinson; this is shocking because you wouldn't expect a little girl to stop a lynch mob. She learns much throughout the story like when at the beginning of the story she thinks of Boo Radley as a scary phantom, but as she goes on and finds gifts in the knothole, a blanket on her shoulders and when she gets saved from Bob Ewell she begins to understand that Boo Radley isn't that bad and the fact that she went from judging him an saying he's a horrible monster to being his friend and this is tremendous growth one her part. ...read more.


Throughout "To Kill a Mockingbird" Scout is a na�ve girl who would like to have all the information about something so that she can make her own perspective about it but in the beginning she made childish accusations. As the story progressed she was shown the true colors of people and understands how life is in Maycomb County, Alabama. Near the end she makes better decisions and the ideas that come to her mind make her seem more mature. After Tom Robinson gets shot Scout matures into a woman mentally and the court trial was the route that showed her the people and there prejudice decisions from a girl to a man. In "To Kill a Mockingbird" Harper Lee says that in life we encounter many situations that affect us deeply but from the mistakes of others we learn valuable lessons. Scouts maturation from a young girl to a young woman is a slow alternation she made as she went through the tunnel and showed how she matured. People far prefer belonging than wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older. ...read more.

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