How did Scout grow personally throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird?Examples.

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  • Scout learns that the "N" word is "common," and she stops saying it after Atticus warns her about it.
  • Scout finally learns to control the urge to fight.
  • She falls in love (sort of) with Dill.
  • She discovers the hypocrisy of her teachers and the members of the Missionary Circle.
  • Through Boo, Tom and Dolphus Raymond, she determines that people are not always what they seem.
  • She loses most of her superstitious beliefs--in Hot Steams, Haints and such.
  • She realizes that there are times when a girl should act like a lady (at the Missionary Circle tea).
  • She learns the value of good neighbors (through Maudie and, later, Boo).
  • She matures more than the average young child through her experiences during the two years encompassed in the novel.
  • She finally sees what Atticus means when he tells her that sometimes you have to stand in another person's skin in order to understand them (on Boo's porch in the final chapter).