In a 5 paragraph essay written based on a book, is is necessary to use quotations to prove every point? I'm writing an essay on the maturity of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird and I'm finding it hard...

In a 5 paragraph essay written based on a book, is is necessary to use quotations to prove every point?

I'm writing an essay on the maturity of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird and I'm finding it hard to properly incorporate quotations for every point. (9 points in total in 3 body paragraphs)

And also if I don't use quotations for every point, does that count as "telling the story" instead?

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This is something that you will ultimately have to ask your teacher. That being said, I would say that it is not necessary to do this, but I'd also say that you should be able to write more than three paragraphs to make your points. If you're looking to illustrate maturity, you must select the three points that you want to make about Scout's maturity and then organize them into...

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