How Does Scout Change In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful novel that is fun to read and teaches many great life lessons. The story is set in a small, poor, rural town, in Maycomb County, Alabama; in which everybody knows each other. Scout, a young girl, lives with her father Atticus, a very wise man, and her brother Jem, a rowdy young boy. She is not like other girls, she is a tom boy and very intelligent for her age. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout goes through many changes and plays a large role in most of the themes developed throughout the story. In chapter one Scout and Jem met Dill, who would come to visit every summer from there on out. Scout grew very fond of Dill and hated to see him leave at the end of every summer. “We saw him off on the five o’…show more content…
Most of the themes are created by Attics correcting Scouts mistakes. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” This major theme is explaining that it is never okay to judge a person until you look at the things influencing their decisions. We see many occasions were Scout applies this lesson to people’s actions. One example is when Dill is trying to explain to Scout why he ran away from home. “As Dill explained, I found myself wondering what life would be like if Jem were different, even from what he was now; what I would do if Atticus did not feel the necessity of my presence.” Scout is using Atticus’s lesson by applying Dill's life to her own. This is only one of the many great examples of Atticus’s wise words. "Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” This quote by Miss Maudie is trying to explain that it is wrong to persecute or kill the innocent. Because Scout was older when this theme was introduced, it didn’t take long for it to sink into her head. She understood that it was wrong for the jury to accuse Tom Robinson guilty. Neither she nor Jem thought they should have been able to convict Tom with the
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