Chapters 4-6: Explain how Scout’s affections shift in these chapters. Whom does she grow closer to and to whom does she grow apart?Explain how Scout’s affections shift in these chapters. Whom...

Chapters 4-6: Explain how Scout’s affections shift in these chapters. Whom does she grow closer to and to whom does she grow apart?

Explain how Scout’s affections shift in these chapters. Whom does she grow closer to? Whom does she grow apart from? I don't understand what my teacher is trying to make me write. She wants me to write 3 paragraphs on this question. Can you please give me a small answer to better help me understand the question? Please and thanks :)

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CHAPTER 4.  When the school year ends, Dill returns for the summer, and the Finch children renew their friendship with him. Scout particularly becomes closer as they play-act their daily Radley Family routines. 

CHAPTER 5.  Scout grows much closer to her neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson, during this chapter. She also has a frank talk with her Uncle Jack who, after spanking her, realizes the error of his ways.

CHAPTER 6.  Scout realizes in this chapter that she is growing apart from her brother, Jem. He is maturing faster than she, and she does not understand all of his actions--particularly the retrieval of his lost pants on the Radley fence.

Scout begins to show her maturity in these chapters. She admits to having feelings for Dill. She comes to realize that although Miss Maudie is an adult, she is also her friend, and Scout knows that she will not betray her trust. She manages to convince Uncle Jack that Cousin Francis deserved the beating he took because of the insults he made against Atticus and his children. When Jem tells Scout that Atticus' trust is highly important to him, she does not understand how this can outweigh his fear of returning to the Radley house in the middle of the night. She sees that his own maturation is beginning to draw them apart.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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