In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout begins as a naive six-year-old who does not
understand everything, then she becomes an eight-year-old who is wise beyond her years.
In the beginning, Scout was in the moment and was somewhat naive. Being a six-year-
old, she loved to play and have fun with her brother Jem and Miss Rachel's nephew, Dill.
Scout and Jem had a very strong bond and learn a lot from each other. Jem was much like
his father, Atticus. He was calm and thought things through. However, Scout was a very
strong-willed little girl who lived in the moment and doesn't think about the long term
affect of things. The things that happened in Maycomb affected the way Scout acted and
felt. When Scout first started school, she learned that there are both social and poor
classes in society, and that some are respectable and other are not.
When Miss Maudie's
house burned down, Scout realized that everything does not last forever. During the
incident at Boo Radley's house, Scout learned what fear was. She was never afraid of
anything before, because she felt protected by her father. As the book goes on we see
Scout mature and grow into a strong person. When Atticus goes to trial to defend Tom
Robinson, Scout learns a valuable lesson. She always thought that her father was a strong
person, but when he is defending Tom Robinson, a black man, she sees him as an extra-
ordinary man who fights for other people's rights. Atticus brought Jem and Scout up to
be accepting of all people no matter who they were. Scout's feelings for people were not
easily wavered by what other people thought. Throughout the book, Scout and Jem are
very curious about the mysterious Boo Radley. They...