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Why is Scout loooking forward to starting school in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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phweebs96 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 6, 2013 at 1:51 AM via web

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Why is Scout loooking forward to starting school in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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lyndaa | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM (Answer #1)

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Scout wants to be like Jem. As the younger sister, Scout is always trying ot be like him. She tries to act ike a boy and dress like one as well, much to the dismay of the women in her life who want her to act like a girl.  Going ot school is something Jem does, so she wants to follow him. The problem arises, however, when she is forced to wear a dress to school. When Jem teases her and later when the teacher criticizes her reading with ther father, school is not what she had expected it to be

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