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Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scout the narrator of the story encounters many adventures in Maycomb a town full of the disease of prejudice She shows her curiosity and independence as a child by questioning and wondering about life in her community Her independence leads her to question many of the prejudiced beliefs in her town thus setting her in the minority Scouts independence is evidenced by her constant questioning of things around her Sometimes she asks questions that are very personal of people that might make them uncomfortable When a boy named Dill moves in next door for the summer she immediately asks him where his father was She studies Dills appearance and finds him peculiar and labels him a curiosity 7 This is ironic because she calls him a curiosity when she is the one that is very curious At times her sense of curiosity pays off such as the time she sees a piece of tinfoil winking at her in the afternoon sun 33 Most kids thinking that it was trash would just let it be Scout on the other hand reaches up and grabs it while standing on tiptoe 33 To her liking it happens to be gum Wrigleys Double Mint to be exact Scout her typical curiosity leading her to try most anything crams it into her mouth 33 and enjoys it Yet on a broader scale Scout is always trying to find out about the world around her by reading books and asking questions She knew nothing except what she gathered from Time magazine and reading everything she could lay her hands on 33 She learns a lot from reading but she also learns about the world by questioning She always asks Atticus her father the meaning of things such as nigger-lover or rape words that she constantly hears throughout the town leading up to the court case She feels comfortable around Atticus because he believes
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