To Kill a Mockingbird, Summer assignment, sophomore honors english, new.docx

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Ewell, and soon Mayella, Scout is experiencing new “It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight” (Lee 102 At this point in the story, Scout is maturing as she now thinks before she acts. This is a very important turning point in Scout’s journey away from her childhood because now Scout is truly taking in Atticus’s advice and using it day to day. This is the result of Atticus’s previous talk with Scout about how he wants Scout to ignore what others in the community are saying about him. Atticus is teaching Scout to look past what others think by disregarding the harsh words they use to describe Atticus. Through this, Scout is growing as a human and losing her sense of innocence as she is not thinking more maturely and as an adult would. “Our mother died when I was two, so I never felt her absence” (Lee 7). This quote stood out to me because of how much this formed Scout’s personality as she grew older. Having Jem and Scout grow up without the presence of a motherly figure in their life made a huge effect in their path to adulthood. Scout tells how her mother’s death didn’t affect her as much as Jem as she died when Scout was only two. Here Scout is describing how Jem would go through episodes of depression in the middle of playing a game. Through this, Scout observed Jem’s attitude and made the decision not to bother him. She demonstrates maturity as she learns to read people’s feelings and act accordingly.
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