To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about a girl named Scout who lives with her father Atticus, and her brother Jem. She is finally growing up and realizing how the real world works. She is also losing her innocence in the process.
On the first day of school, Scout was scolded for already knowing how to read. Scout had some of her innocence taken away from this.
In the lunchroom, a boy named Walter Cunningham could not afford to buy lunch. The teacher, Ms. Caroline, offered to lend him a quarter and he would pay her back the next day. Scout knew that Walter was poor and she tried to explain to Miss Caroline. She got smacked with a ruler.
During lunch, Scout rubs dirt in William's face for getting her hit with a ruler. I believe that since Scout got her innocence taken away twice that day, it drove her to put dirt in William's face. She is not a mockingbird anymore. Miss Catherine took away Scout's innocence.
After Scout rubbed first in William's face, Jem invited William to lunch. When Walter begins to put molasses on his meat and vegetables, it surprises Scout and she starts to criticize him.
After Scout criticizes Walter for putting molasses on his food, Calpurnia tells her to come to the kitchen and scolds her. Scout lost her innocence three times that day, by just acting herself.
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