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How does Scout show signs of maturing and growing up in To Kill a Mockingbird?  

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destroyergeo1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted May 28, 2012 at 7:37 PM via web

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How does Scout show signs of maturing and growing up in To Kill a Mockingbird?

 

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM (Answer #1)

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  1. Scout finally gives up fighting whenever she loses her temper.
  2. She gives up the idea of quitting school.
  3. She quits using the "N" word.
  4. She falls in love with Dill and misses him when he is away.
  5. She worries about Jem and begins to accept that he is growing up.
  6. She begins to see that Aunt Alexandra is not all bad, deciding to emulate her ladylike ways at the Missionary Circle tea.
  7. She correctly worries that Bob Ewell may not be "more hot gas than anything."
  8. She gets over her fears of Boo and the Radley place.
  9. She walks Boo back to his house, allowing him to escort her "down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do."
  10. 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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