Examples Of Scout's Transformation In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scout’s slow transformation into a feminist Scout clearly states that rather then the superficial, racist community presented in the women of Maycomb, she would much rather live in the world of her father, as this passage reveals; “... I wondered at the world of women ... There was no doubt about it, I must soon enter this world, where on its surface fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank cool water” (page 313; To Kill a Mokcingbird). By using the phrase “no doubt about it” it shows us that Scout has no choice, she will have to join this community as it is expected of her to. However for scout this life style is too shallow which we can see when she says “fragrant ladies”, “fanned gently” etc, it is as if the women do nothing but look fragile, all dolled up for collection. Scout refuses to identify with this.…show more content…
The fact that Scout stats that she feels better with her father’s ideas shows us who Scout identifies with the most, she likes how her father is open minded, and doesn't force Scout to become someone how is socially expectable in the eyes of social conventions. However Scout fails to see the importance of the distinct inequality in her community, to her men seem to be the leading power, the rational ones, and don't care about petty things such as dress code, matching colours and what types of makeup to use, so why should she be a superficial being and abide by the rules set by the social conventions of Southern ladyhood? Scout, as mentioned before is not able to recognise the importance of the effects of female not being about to have the equality they deserve, which might have ultimately lead to how the southern ladies start to impose their code of manners and morality; since they can not join in any business matters

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