Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee Essay

1476 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
A person contagious enough to turn back the cover of this novel will be transported into a timeless tale set in 1960’s Maycomb County. The reader will be enthralled as they follow young Jem and Scout on the hardest journey they will ever have to take – the journey of growth. Scout as a young idealist and Jem as her guide, they navigate the ups and downs of growing older, and as each day passes, they learn the true meaning of love, but also witness the evil that lurks around in their lives. As every hour ticks by, as every event unfolds, whether good or bad, they learn what maturation truly means, and come face to face with power, racism, pain, hardship, and the good that can come out of all of it. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem experience a variety of situations that contribute to their maturation throughout the novel. Jem and Scout’s experiences growing up in the deep south allow them to uniquely mature throughout the events the night of the fire, their witnessing of and father’s involvement in the trial of Tom Robinson, and their attack following the pageant, all of which introduce them to a harsh reality beyond their control and expand their perspective of both individuals and society.
On a chilly winter morning, Atticus hustled Jem and Scout out of their warm beds and into their clothes. He told them a fire had broken out in Miss Maudie’s house and nudged them into the street, commanding them to go stand in front of the Radley house where it was…

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