No matter where or who a person is, they are always learning something new everyday. As she is learning more about the world and about the right thing to do she is also learning more about herself. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character Scout is maturing throughout the whole story. As the story goes on, she goes through a time of blossoming and learning more from her father, Atticus. Scout has learned many life lessons throughout the novel from Atticus’ point of view, which has enhanced her street smarts and has made her wiser when making decisions.A main theme in the novel is growing up to become the person you are learning to be. In order for Scout to become who she is now, she has learned many life lessons that have guided her along the way. Atticus is very wise when putting others into consideration and when teaching Scout to give everyone a fair chance when you don’t know their full story. Scout learns to not judge a person by the status quo and to give everyone a chance. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(39). I think that the author uses the word “understand” to support the statement when expressing that Atticus wants Scout to know that you can’t truly know a person until you understand them and what they have been through. In this quote, Atticus is talking to Scout and Jem. Atticus wants his kids to not follow the status quo in the town and to have the chance to form their own opinions. In the next piece of evidence, Scout is talking to someone and is in the realization that she can’t just punch others whenever she wants to but she has to use her words and fold out the situation in the mature way her father has taught her. “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more; I was far too old and too big for these childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be.”(99).