Group laughter helps boys develop a way to connect to the world around them. Humor is not something we are born with; humor is a learned quality that can be developed in young boys. Humor can also be a tool to help boys see things from different perspectives, be spontaneous, grasp unconventional ideas, see beyond the surface of things, enjoy the playful aspects of life, and not take themselves so seriously. Kids with a well-developed sense of humor are happier, more optimistic, have a higher self-esteem, and can easier handle differences and adversities. When Cub Scouts discover the pleasure of telling simple jokes, they repeat the same jokes over and over.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Eng. 81 To Kill a Mockingbird Blog: Scout Has Matured!
Scout is also maturing when she tells her friends that Boo doesn't harm anyone. Usually an immature, younger child would change their opinion when socializing with other people outside their family. Scout takes a huge step in maturity showing who she is right away in front of her friend. When Scout tells us that Jem is comforting her just like Atticus does, it shows his steps to maturity and how he is starting to care for others, like Atticus. He is growing up to act like his father and also working on his attitude toward Scout- by chapter 28 you can tell he has tried to improve his attitude toward Scout. Do you think Scout and Jem will become more or less mature after the Mr.
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What about the instance where Jem cries, would that be considered innocence of the child or maturity as he has lost something which would have brought happinesss to him and his sister?? In to kill a mockingbird, both Scout and Jem changed. Scout and her brother Jem are changed by many changes and events that eventually lead to them changing the way they think of their friends and family and how life is in general. Jem seems extremely protective over his little sister and seems like he would do anything to stop her from getting hurt.
In the story, Scout functions as both questioner and observer. Scout asks tough questions, certainly questions that aren't "politically correct," but she can ask these questions because she is a child. As a child, Scout doesn't understand the full implication of the things happening around her, making her an objective observer and a reporter in the truest sense.