Essay Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Socrates once stated that “The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not in fighting the old, but on building a new.” As life goes on many changes occur every day, whether it is the smallest change in a person or a larger change in a community those changes affect many, allowing for them to either grow from those experiences or stay the same. Depending on the person many of these changes can ruin lives, while others change in order to face those problems. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell because of his race. The town of Maycomb soon engulfs themselves in the case, causing Scout and her family to deal aggressive behavior from the townsfolk. With her father working on the Robinson case, Scout not only faces mental and social abuse, but physical threats that endanger her and her brother’s life. As Scout faces the tribulations from the Tom Robinson case, she changes from being a childish, naive girl, with an aggressive attitude to a more understanding and mature girl being guided down the pathway of adulthood.
Before the impact of the Tom Robinson case, Scout is a very childish and curious girl who does not understand others and the things around her completely. As a child, Scout, her brother Jem, and Dill spend their time wondering with the town mystery, Boo Radley. The kids spent days talking about and creating ways in order to meet Boo himself, why all the while depicting Boo as a beastly animal. “Jem gave a…

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