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    Maturation Of Scout

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    In Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill A Mocking Bird” we see that maturation of some of the characters is clearly evident, particularly Scouts. We see this by the way she acts in front of Miss Maudie, Calpurnia and Mrs. Alexandra Finch. Beside her father, Scout probably respects and likes the most is Miss Maudie. The two of them have a great relationship and they both love each other very deeply. When Scout first introduces us to Miss Maudie (in chapter 5), she tells us all the nicest things about her

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    many of the characters. To look at the role of women in the play we must look deeper in to the roles of the only two women in the play; Calpurnia, wife of Caesar, and Portia, wife of Brutus. Both of these women are key in foreshadowing the murder of Caesar. After Caesar’s murder we do not hear much of either of them. The main thing Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia does in the play is tell Caesar to stay at home on the day of his murder because of many unnatural events that have taken place the night

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    of his wife, Atticus hired Calpurnia, a black woman, because he needed help with the household affairs. Her duties not only entailed cooking and cleaning, but also taking care of Jem and Scout, Atticus' children. Every now and then, scout and Calpurnia would get into an argument and Atticus would side with Calpurnia. Instead of siding with his child, he would demand that Scout do as Calpurnia said. For example, when Scout would start a fight and then argue, Calpurnia would tell her to act like

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    of the book, she is a tomboy who cannot wait to pick a fistfight with anyone, but at the end, she lowers her fists because her father, Atticus, tells her not to fight. Scout’s views of womanhood, influenced by how Aunt Alexandra, Miss Maudie, and Calpurnia act, make her think more about becoming a woman and less of a tomboy. In the beginning of the book, Scout is a tomboy. She acts, dresses, and walks like a boy because when she was little her mom died, leaving her in a house with two men, Jem and

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    influences of Scout and Jem’s actions. The two that stood out boldly to me, however, were Atticus and Calpurnia. Atticus, being the children’s father, tought his kids many moral lessons. Calpurnia acted as a mother to Jem and Scout. Throughout every chapter these two charactors were making connections that only parents can do. They both inflicted fundamental influence on the children. Atticus and Calpurnia were both essential charactors in supporting Jem and Scouts actions because they represented parental

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    Atticus Finch

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    with him, and a Negro cook named Calpurnia comes to his house everyday. Atticus is a very wise, courageous, and helpful person; he shows these traits not just in special cases, but in his everyday life. Firstly, Atticus is helpful person in his everyday life. Even though Aunt Alexandra moves in Atticus keeps Calpurnia, and I think he is being very helpful in this act. Aunt Alexandra can do all of the things Calpurnia can do, but if he were to dismiss Calpurnia she wouldn’t have an income and it

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    life, they mature and change. In the novel , To Kill a Mockingbird ,by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, matures as the book continues. Slowly but surely, Scout learns to control her explosive temper, to refrain from fistfights, and to respect Calpurnia, their maid, and to really learn her value to the family. Scout simply changes because she matures, and she also changes because Atticus, her father, asks her to. In the early chapters of the book, Scout picks fights at the slightest provocation

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    at the age where she is learning about kindness, courage, and everyday life, every day. Since Scout's mother had passed away when she was two, her father Atticus had hired a housekeeper. Calpurnia had been the children's housekeeper and the mother figure every since Jem was born. Besides Atticus, Calpurnia has also made the largest influence in Scout's life. The story takes place in a small town named Maycomb. It has two basic plots to it. The book is about the Finch family which consists

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    which characters act out of a motivation to help others. Throughout the play, each character's current degree of loyalty to others is clearly exhibited by words or behavior – this holds true for the characters of Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Portia, and Calpurnia. The focus on loyalty is critical because before the play ends an even-handed justice is meted out to a number of people who fail to live up to an expected standard of loyalty to others. Mark Antony, for example, begins the play strongly loyal to

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    obvious fact that the prejudiced Maycomb society refuses to acknowledge. Three examples of black characters who do not fit his 'stereotype'; are Reverend Sykes, Calpurnia and Tom Robinson. My first example is Reverend Sykes. He is a respected, generous man who runs a clean church and accepts worshipers both white and black. When Calpurnia brings Scout and Jem to the black church, he and the congregation welcome them. This shows that in the eyes of the Reverend, as in the eyes of God their is no prejudice

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