Essay on Analysis Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1061 Words Jan 26th, 2015 5 Pages
As human beings we are constantly changing, always evolving, and our time here on earth is spent learning how to live with these shifts. Literature often reflects on this theme, and many famous novels communicate this message in one way or another. In To Kill a Mockingbird, one town struggles with changes in their social views, John Griffin of Black Like Me shares his experiences as he grows to understand raw racism, and in I Heard the Owl Call My Name, a young vicar deals with changes in his environment. Sometimes the changes in our lives are the product of our own actions, or the evidence of perseverance through trials, however most often life moves along even if we are not quite ready to go. It is as fierce and unpredictable as a hurricane, and in the same way it can take away everything we once held dear, or clear the way for something new. Change is inevitable, and to continue living we must grow and adapt to our circumstances. Whether we look at it as growth or confinement depends on our personal outlook.
In Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the people of Maycomb experience both emotional and physical growth as they learn how their society really functions. Throughout the novel, characters are either forced to grow up too quickly, or learn certain lessons as an adult that only a child could teach them. Either way, the transition is one from innocent to experienced. Scout, the six year old daughter of Atticus Finch, is suddenly thrown into a world…

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