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The final way, Scout
doesn’t follow the stereotype is act like a girl, eventually she is told that
being a girl is good. When Aunt Alexandra come she wants Scout to be a
respectful young woman, and act like it to.  “Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls
always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started
behaving like one I could just go off and find someone to play with” (41).
Scout thinks that girls are bad; that’s why she doesn’t act like one. She
believes boys are good so she acts like them, dresses like them, and all her
friends are guys. Even though later when Aunt Alexandra comes she tries to
change her and be more stereotypical and ladylike. “Calpurnia seemed glad to
see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think
there was some skill involved in being a girl.” (115). Calpurnia sets a good
example on what a girl should be, (based on stereotypes) Calpurnia shows that
being a girl isn’t useless. Being a girl has some positive skills, and Scout
begins to see that, because of Calpurnia’s amazing behavior and what she does
for the Finch house. “The ladies were cool in fragile pastel prints: most of
them were heavily powdered but unrouged; the only lipstick in the room was
Tangee Natural. Cutex Natural sparkled on their fingernails, but some of the
younger ladies wore Rose. They smelled heavenly. I sat quietly, having
conquered my hands by tightly gripping the arms of the chair, and waited for
someone to speak to me” (229). You can tell that Scout is uncomfortable there,
since she doesn’t like doing girly things. it’s weird for her watching ladies
do girly stuff. Scout also pays attention to the details, like the names of
makeups, maybe she is starting to get interested or she is bored. People in the
book told Scout to be a girl (and showed in many ways) but in the end, I think
Scout learns that by herself that it important to be a girl as well.

            In conclusion, stereotypes towards girls, ladylike
things, are all things that Scout does not do throughout the book. To
summarize, throughout the whole book Scout never wants to act like a lady; she
always wants to do boy things. Scout dresses like boys, acts like them, fights
with them, and is friends with them. But in the end Scout starts to see that
even girls do have positive skills, and that girls are important to. In the
beginning all Scout was doing was being a boy and thinking that girls were bad
and not important. Since, Scout was raised by boys she didn’t have anyone to
look up to, so it was hard for her to realize that girls are important as well.
But in the end Scout learns that, girls are important and that she hasn’t been
following the stereotypes of a girl.

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