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Large steps in personal growth due to life lessons or even a trauma is a common stage in a childs life The novel To Kill a Mockingbird can be classified as a bildungsroman or coming of age novel Scout is a character within this novel that matures greatly due to her change of view on Boo Radley her natural development and the trial of Tom Robinson A bildungsroman is a type of classification that strongly relates with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scouts original perspective of Boo Radley categorizes him as having a frightening persona who torments animals and watches the citizens of Maycomb at night With Scouts youthful mind frame she once enjoyed playing a game which depicted the stories she has heard about the Radleys specifically Boo This game was of great amusement for Scout until her Jem and Dill were caught by Atticus At this point it becomes apparent that Scout no longer realizes this game was created for fun but as yet another way to mock the Radleys According to the narration of Scout her nagging got to the better of Jem and to Scouts relief we slowed down the game for a while pg41 This relief was not that of a childs but of a mature person who saw this game as inappropriate opposed to amusing Boo Radley is a person who lives in complete isolation This way of living sparks a fascination with the Finch children and Dill With that in mind it was a dream of the children to get Boo to come out side by leaving him a note This imaginative idea concerned Scout and made her feel timid about following through on it Her timidness was clear to Jem causing him to say Scout Im tellin you for the last time shut your trap or go home I declare to the Lord youre getting more like a
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