As a sign of her maturity, though, at the end of the story she realizes that she doesn't have much more to learn "except possibly algebra" and for that she needs the classroom.
Arthur," I would say, as if I had said it every afternoon of my life.
Gilmer's attitude with the surprisingly callous "he's just a Negro" Mayella Ewell — Mayella Ewell lives in the dump area of the town. In the story, Scout functions as both questioner and observer. While Scout and Jem struggle after the trial to make sense of the Maycomb community that they thought they knew so well, and to figure out their own place in it, Dill takes a more detached approach: "I think I'll be a clown when I get grown […] There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.
These laws followed the Southern societal ideas of the separation between races, but also demonstrated a division between a community where individuals held different moral ideas. While Scout doesn't ever renounce her tomboyish ways, she does come to recognize that being a lady has some value.