When she takes Boo home, Scout understands many things as she sees the street from this new point of view. Explain some of the things she "sees" now.

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After walking Boo home to the Radley Place, Scout turns and takes a look back down her street in Maycomb, the fictional setting of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout not only sees it from a new mental perspective, but, from this new perch on the Radley porch, she literally has a view from a location that she has never been before. With the secretive Boo Radley finally exposed, other things now appear clearly to Scout. She now "felt very old" and "there wasn't much else left for us to learn" after the events of the evening. She looks back and sees how the mysterious Radley has watched over "Boo's children" during the recent months. She sees her neighbors and family in a new light; she remembers racing with Jem to greet Atticus on his way home from work; she reminisces about Dill and their play-acting; like the seasons, she sees the changes as they happened--this time from the Radley porch as if she were in another man's shoes.

Scout sees the big picture--she has grown older and wiser during the course of the eventful evening. But she also sees things as Boo would have seen them from his own porch, staring out at the world around him while everyone else was sleeping.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

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