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Building Blocks of Growth and Maturity In To Kill a Mockingbird Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many characters grow and mature in unique ways. Boo, who worries talking to other people, Aunt Alexandra, who's against people of different races or social classes, and Scout, who is young and isn't conscious of life's challenges, always suppress their emotions and personality. Their life choices and decisions they make during the book, lead them to become accepting of others and less bias. As the book progresses, Boo, Aunt Alexandra, and Scout find life lessons and develop into mature adults. Boo Radley's adulthood is depicted in the novel when he overcomes his fear and disagrees with Scout, Jem and Dill. Boo, who is notorious for being a recluse, is a timid, lonely guy who seldom leaves his house and does not understand the world around him. However, when he eventually comes to interact with the kids, he matures both emotionally and socially. 1 example of if Boo matured physically was when Boo recovered Jem out of Mr. Ewell. Boo eventually found his internal strength and chose to enter the woods and rescue Jem. As a result, he revealed he learned to overcome his fear and be around others. A second example is when Boo laughed at Scout, Jem and Dill. When Boo laughed, the writer doesn't tell us the kind of laugh. "Through all of the head-shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem-yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it in the sidewalk. Someone inside the home was laughing" (Pg.41). The laugh might have a number of different consequences. The laugh could be foreshadowing which Boo will come out of his house and speak with Scout, Dill, and Jem...