To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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How does Atticus influence Scout?

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Atticus influences Scout in a variety of ways.

First, Atticus discusses issues with Scout as if she is an adult, even if she reacts just like a child. When Scout wants to quit school, have a dirty mouth, or learn the meaning of rape, Atticus deals with it matter-of-factly. He just tells her how it should be. She learns from each of these lessons and the result is that her behaviors change later.


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