To Kill A Mockingbird Scout's Journey

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Scout’s Journey Emmett Till was a fourteen year old African American teenager who was murdered for flirting with a white girl. These are the kinds of actions that Scout learned were wrong by the end of the book, To Kill a Mockingbird. At the beginning of the story, Scout is ignorant of the racism and and one-sidedness that is going on throughout her neighborhood. By the end, she had developed awareness of the horrid racism there and does not agree with it. It was this change that Harper lee used to convey her message of racism. Even in the beginning of the book, Scout’s mind starts to mature. This can be seen during school after she had been scolded by the teacher for being able to read. “Until I feared to lose it, I never loved to read.”(Lee 17). This quote is showing her mind maturing,…show more content…
One location where she is enlightened is at Calpurnia’s church. Scout wonders why Cal talks differently at church than at their house, “...folks don’t like like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ‘em.”(Lee 126). Cal’s explanation not only teaches Scout about the racism in Maycomb, but also teaches the readers. Scout had also learned about classes in the church. When she saw another person with light skin sitting with the colored people, she got curious. “Why’s he sittin’ with the colored folks?’... ‘Always does. He likes ‘em better’n he likes us, i reckon…”(Lee 161). This shows that the person they are talking about is in between classes, so he can choose which one to be. The fact that he chooses the more poor people to belong with shows that the poor people actually have better lives, and also proves Atticus’ point when he said “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.”(Lee 39). These events taught Scout about classes and what they
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