- Scout gives us the events from her childhood perspective, as she understood them at the time, rather than imposing an adult commentary. This makes the narrative perspective anive and innocent.
- As the novel progresses, Scout has her first contact with evil in the form of racial prejudice
- she learns to read before beginning school
- She learns how to truly able to incorporate into her worldview is the necessity of walking in someone else's shoes.
- At the end of the story, Scout can put herself in Boo Radley's shoes, the person she's feared most throughout the story.