Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1258 Words Oct 20th, 2015 6 Pages
Why is growing up not always so much fun? Can you remember a time in your childhood that marked a turning point in your life where you began to look at society differently? Growing up is supposed to be fun and about laughing, singing and enjoying new experiences. Unfortunately, there is also a downside to growing up, and that includes greater responsibilities, and experiencing the world for what it really is. Some children experience this much earlier than others. This can be emotionally painful for many, but unfortunately this happens yet they are not mentally mature enough to handle it. In the fictional novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two of the characters in the book learn some major life-lessons when they are faced with challenges, difficult situations and social injustice in their small hometown. The story begins with Scout Finch, an innocent and naïve little girl, who lives with her father, Atticus, and brother, Jem, in a small, rural, poor town called Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930’s. Scout and her brother are forced to grow up and mature rather quickly as they witness racial and social injustice. Scout and her brother experience this firsthand when their father, a lawyer, takes a case to prove that an African-American man is innocent of his alleged crime -- raping a white girl. Scout is stunned and upset to witness how horribly people treat one another based on social and racial stereotypes. She quickly loses her sense of innocence, as…

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