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Scout´S Change In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Scout was the narrator of the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" (by Harper Lee). At first she didn't know a lot about Maycomb (the town they live in), the people in the town and life. Through the book she had lots of new experiences and learned a lot. This knowledge caused significant changes in her characteristics and perspective. As the novel progressed, she has grown up. She has become a better person.
At the beginning of the book, Scout was not a nice child. She had hard times controlling herself, and usually she was not able to. She knew Atticus wouldn't like it if he heard of her fighting, but still she fought a lot, like the time she got angry to Cecil Jacobs and fought him (pg. 99). She ...view middle of the document...

She also had some small changes, like starting to be kind. Even in an extraordinary situation like the time when Boo saved Jem, she was so nice to him (pg. 371-372). This was a small detail but it proved that her experiences really changed her and she has became a better person.
Another change was about perspective. At the first day of school, she came back from school, and she was angry and sad. When she told Atticus about the day, Atticus gave her an important advice. He said " You never really understand a person, until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." (pg.39). After that, she tried to follow this advice, like the time Jem came back from Radley's Place. She thought " Jem stayed moody and silent for a week . As Atticus once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it: if I had gone alone to the Radley's Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held next afternoon. So I left Jem alone and tried not to bother him." (pg. 77). This showed that she was starting to grow up. As the novel kept progressing, she kept growing up. At the end of the...

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