To Kill a Mockingbird character changes.I need to know three characters that change throughout the novel. I need to know what event(s) made them change and quotes to support this. Thanks, I'm so...

To Kill a Mockingbird character changes.

I need to know three characters that change throughout the novel. I need to know what event(s) made them change and quotes to support this. Thanks, I'm so stuck and help would be much appreciated.

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Nearly all of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird undergo some sort of change during the novel (except perhaps members of the Ewell family). Boo Radley certainly underwent drastic mental and emotional changes after he was arrested as a teenager. He seemed to be a normal kid before falling in with the wrong crowd (apparently some of the Cunninghams). Miss Maudie says

"He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did."

Tom Robinson's changes are even more obvious. A hard-working family man, he is falsely accused of rape after trying to be a good Samaritan to Mayella Ewell. He is sent to jail, nearly lynched, found guilty, and is then shot to death by prison guards. Atticus describes Tom's dilemma during his summation.

"And so a quiet, respectable, humble Negro who had the unmitigated temerity to 'feel sorry' for a white woman has had to put his word against two white people's."

Scout probably undergoes more change than any other character in the novel. These are formulative years for any child, but she witnesses many revelations during the story. She is immensely disappointed with her schooling (and teachers); she falls in love with Dill; she discovers that Boo is not the terrifying character he is made out to be; she witnesses racism and persecution in many ways; she discovers the hidden talents and witnesses the strong will of her father; and she is nearly killed by Bob Ewell. When she stands on Boo's porch at the end of the story, she discovers

I had never seen our neighborhood from this angle.

It was a new perspective recognized only after the many events that transpired over the past two years.

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