Essay about A Mockingbird, By Robert E. Lee

1193 Words Jun 8th, 2016 5 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird and Inherit the Wind are two vastly different forms of literature, focusing on different topics, characters, and morals. Yet there is a similar theme within these stories that they share. Through various characters and traits, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee and Harper Lee each demonstrate the necessity, as well as, the importance of change and growth through their characters.
Scout, only a child throughout the To Kill a Mockingbird, doesn’t change but grows into her character. At the beginning of the novel, she behaves as any child would. She’s impulsive, selfish and quick to fight. Equipped with an odd set of morals for her age, Scout always does what she thinks is right. It’s as she grows that she starts to do what she feels is right for others, not only for herself. When the news of Tom Robinson 's death reached the ears of Scout and Aunt Alexandra, she behaves as a ‘lady’ would, stating that “if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I”. (271). Scout never would’ve allowed herself or others to make her ‘behave like a lady’ a year ago, yet she takes into consideration the sensitivity of the situation and the risks and makes the choice that she feels is right; a sure sign of growth. Scout takes Atticus’ advice to step into another person’s shoes before judging and keeps to it from the beginning talk of the trial to the very end. Her abilities to empathize with others kept growing. At the end of the novel, as she walked Arthur Radley back…

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