How does Scout show signs of maturing and growing up in To Kill a Mockingbird?
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- Scout finally gives up fighting whenever she loses her temper.
- She gives up the idea of quitting school.
- She quits using the "N" word.
- She falls in love with Dill and misses him when he is away.
- She worries about Jem and begins to accept that he is growing up.
- She begins to see that Aunt Alexandra is not all bad, deciding to emulate her ladylike ways at the Missionary Circle tea.
- She correctly worries that Bob Ewell may not be "more hot gas than anything."
- She gets over her fears of Boo and the Radley place.
- She walks Boo back to his house, allowing him to escort her "down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do."
- She recognizes the full meaning of Atticus's advice about stepping into another person's skin before judging him when she stands on the Radley porch looking out over her neighborhood.
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