To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What is the flaw in Scout's likeness to Miss Caroline?

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Scout and her first grade teacher Miss Caroline share the same flaw, which is a lack of perspective and tolerance. Miss Caroline is depicted as an inexperienced teacher who has a narrow mindset and does not exercise tolerance. When she discovers that Scout is a fluent reader, Miss Caroline responds by instructing Scout to stop reading with her father because it is "best to begin reading with a fresh mind." Miss Caroline demonstrates a lack of perspective by not...

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