Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1561 Words Apr 29th, 2015 7 Pages
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee voices the thoughts and life of a young girl named Scout on her journey from innocence to maturity. This journey followed Scout, as she grew up in Maycomb County, Alabama, during the great depression and dustbowl. She lived with just her single dad elder brother, and most recently her Aunt Alexandria, Scout flourishes in a friendly neighborhood. Although a tomboy, Scout also learns the true meaning of being a lady through three close female influences. Scout learns to look up to her maid, care taker and mother figure Calpurnia, her understanding neighbor Ms.Maudi and her unfathomable Aunt Alexandra.
“You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” A quote that began the journey. Firstly, Calpurnia has really influenced Scout, as Calpurnia came to figuratively become her mother. This act allowed Scout to nourish gracefully as she never knew her mother. Calpurnia had been rightfully respected by Atticus and the children which encouraged her to take pride in her job and genuinely care for the kids as if they were her own. She was allowed to discipline the children, mostly Scout which indicated she paid attention to Scouts behavior and took responsibility of her actions and nourishment. The day Walter Cunningham joined the Finches for supper, Scout bluntly commented on his strange table etiquette. Calpurnia put an end to it immediately as she called her into the kitchen and furiously told her…

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