Innocence To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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DECIMATED INNOCENCE Tiffany Madison, a renowned writer, once said, “No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.” What Tiffany Madison is saying that a person either loses their innocence by someone else 's action or their own. In the Harper Lee 's To kill a Mockingbird you can see that this quote is held true throughout the book, that Innocence is something that is taken away due to someone else 's actions. The idea that childhood innocence was destroyed because of other people 's hatred and prejudice and ignorance was the most prominent recurring theme in the Mockingbird book.
Innocence was taken away from Scout and Jem children of Atticus, when the residents of maycomb starts to talk badly about Atticus. Francis,
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When Scout was visiting the Finches landing Francis accused her that Atticus was running the finches name into the ground: “Just what I said. Grandma says it 's bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he 's turned out a nigger-lover we 'll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb agin. He 's ruinin ' the family, that 's what he 's doin '." Scout after hearing this gets very heated and since she likes to think first with her fists she punches Francis in the face without any recollection. Another instance where the children 's childhood was being taken away from them by the stupidity of others was when Mrs.Dubose, an old neighbor spoke her mind about atticus to Jem and Scout. When jem and Scout were walking down the street on a summers evening, Mrs.Dubose spoke to them in a rather aggressive tone about Atticus and how he is a n*gger lover. Jem 's reaction to this was to put his anger out on Mrs.Dubose 's precious flowers and in doing so chipping away at …show more content…
The verdict of the trial was both confusing and aggravating for Jem, Scout, and Dill a friend of Jem and Scout, that Tom Robinson was found guilty. Some of Jem 's Innocence was robbed from him when he heard the verdict of the rape trial because he couldn 't believe that with all the clues pointing to Tom 's innocence that he was still found guilty. Jem shows his emotion towards the trial when he starts to cry from his realization of how cruel and ignorant the world can be. Also his views on life change, you can see this when he tells scout not to kill a ladybug in the house but instead let it go free outside. Another instance where the children 's innocence is taken away is when Bob Ewell threatens Atticus’s life. Scout and Jem are deeply concerned for Atticus to the point where they began to eat less. The children becomes so distressed that they advise Atticus to carry a gun on him at all times, a child should never have to contemplate their father 's life. add. Lastly you can see Dill’s innocence detract when Mr.Gilmer, the prosecutor begins to drill Tom and act rudely towards him. “ It was the way he said it made me sick, plain sick … The way that man called him 'boy ' all the time an ' sneered at him, an ' looked around at the jury every time he answered-" Dill doesn 't understand why he’s being so mean and cruel towards this defenseless man and starts to sympathise for Tom and

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