Essay about Character Analysis : ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

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Maturation, a process during which children lose their innocence and outspokenness, is seen in several characters throughout numerous books, including in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Becoming mature is not an overnight happening, and it definitely took a few years for Scout Finch. By experiencing racial inequalities and societal injustices at Calpurnia’s church, Tom Robinson’s trial, and the Missionary Tea Society, Scout Finch transforms from an innocent, headstrong, and indifferent girl to a mature, intelligent, and tolerant young lady.
Initially, when Scout visited Calpurnia’s church, Scout witnesses the hatred of white people in the black community due to the disrespect the black residents endure. Lula tells Calpurnia that she, “ain’t got no business bringin‘white chillun here—they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?’(Lee 158)” This quote shows that Lula despises and ensures not to interact with white people. Scout starts to learn that Lula is only disrespecting Jem and herself as it is the same way white people treat black people when they linger in a white area. Additionally, Scout and Jem listen attentively when Calpurnia talks to other black people at the church, and Scout realizes, “That Calpurnia led a modest double life never dawned on me. The idea that she has a separate existence outside our household was a novel one, to say nothing of her having command of two languages….
“Well, in the first place I’m black--“…Suppose…

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