Scout Sprouts Life is like a forest, if a tree doesn't get enough sunlight it will die. in this case the sunlight and soil is Atticus and the sampling is Scout. Just as a sapling needs sunlight and nutrients, a growing child needs a wise adult. Maycomb is like a tree without sunshine and Atticus is keeping the town alive. He is trying to keep life fair and just for everyone in the town but not always succeeding. In this unfair society, one is usually faced with a restrictive social ladder that restrains its occupants into stereotyped categories. In this type of pessimistic backdrop, it is only natural to copy the actions that surround you. Set in the small sleepy town of Maycomb,Alabama, a court case arises bringing out the worst in everyone in the town. Atticus' wise teachings, Scout meeting both the black people in church and Boo Radley, and discovering the way Maycomb thinks of others helps Scout, older and wiser. As the reader first encounters Scott, she is found to be influenced by a prestige – honored environment as validated by her behavior towards the low status Cunningham's. People with more money think they are better than those with less money. Maycomb has a hostile and unsympathetic view of people with different colored skin and people who come from families with a low income. If someone in the town is poor, they will be treated differently and be segregated from others. The richer do this to make sure the poor know that they are lower than them. It seems that the poor are not given a chance. Scout accepts this as if it were wholly logical, evidence that she is gullible to the attack of social classes that she regularly faces. This point is strengthened as the story progresses to scouts first day of school. At no... ... middle of paper ... ...s person. At the end of the novel Scout has grown physically and mentally. She finally realizes that social class doesn't define who someone is not to criticize those who are lesser than she is until you climb into their shoes and walk around in them. Scott is become more courageous and persistent because of aunt Alexandra. Scott is smarter and wiser than she was at the beginning of the novel because she understands many of the things her father has been trying to teach her. She grew up with racism that doesn't look at someone lesser than she is because of the color of their skin. Scout learned that all rumors are not true because of the walk with boo to his house. Atticus’ teachings, the lessons the blacks taught Scout, meeting Boo, and discovering the ways the Maycomb society thinks helped Scout grew up to be a confident, mature, wise, and courageous young woman.