To Kill a Mockingbird

Scouts View On Formal And Informal Education

Explain the difference between formal and informal

education as described in the novel. How does Scout feel 

about each? Explain using evidence from the text.

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Sorry, I thought I had more there. Formal education was the prescribed lessons Scout learned in public school. Scout was well ahead of her peers in terms of education and she found school boring. Scout preferred her informal education which was what she learned at home through her father and the many books she read. Scout found this much more satisfying. Atticus taught her to think outside the box and understand the world through different perspectives. At school, Scout was listening to child stories about pigs and chickens living in a house and speaking to each other. 

As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something.


Thanks for the evidence but I still do not understand the question.