What shows that scout is a mockingbird?I need a quote to help elaborate! I thought about using one with the trial or with atticus explaining something she is oblivious to.
I've been teaching this novel for 20 years and have never really viewed Scout as a mockingbird. The real mockingbirds of the novel, I believe, are Tom, Atticus, and Boo. However, if you want to view Scout that way, you can focus on how she is often persecuted through no fault of her own - being criticized by her aunt for not being feminine enough, by her brother for being too much of a girl at times, by both her cousin Francis and classmate Cecil Jacobs because her father is a "nigger lover," and also by her cousin for running around with the "stray dog" Dill. She is also persecuted early on (in chs. 2 and 3) when she stands up for Walter in class, explaining why he can't take a quarter from Miss Caroline, only to find herself in trouble with the teacher and getting her hand hit with a ruler. She tries to do the right thing but is punished for it; she then turns around and takes it out on Walter by trying to beat him up. Some of her behaviors can be seen as mockingbird-like, others not so much.