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Scout is presented as the opposite of a Southern belle in To Kill A Mockingbird Although Aunt Alexandria wants Scout to be like her Scout still takes after her father Atticus We can pretty much predict what Scout will be like when shes older She doesnt carry the racism and double standards that the rest of Maycomb carries Although she is very much like Atticus and has a lot of the same qualities as him she isnt as mellow She is a very intelligent and confident tomboy In the book you find out that Atticus get criticized for the way he raises Jem and Scout One of the big things he gets beef for is the way Scout acts Scout dresses in overalls and climbs trees with Jem and Dill I think she does this because its either hanging out with Jem and do the things he does or play with herself I dont think that is the major reason she is a tomboy I think like most younger siblings she looks up to Jem and wants to be like him She also has this wild imagination that she could not satisfy with just dolls and tea parties She is very adventurous and if she acted like a proper southern girl then she wouldnt be able to be adventurous When you begin reading the book you can tell that Scout is the way she is because of Atticus and how he raised her Atticus taught Scout how to read before she even went to school Scout and Atticus read the paper every night and its their way of bonding Scout is very intelligent for a six year old Her vocabulary is just as good as any teenager these days She understands whats going on She may not understand it right off the bat but after some explaining from Atticus Calpurnia or Jem she understands At school when her teacher makes a comment on how Hitler
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