Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1043 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, takes place in Maycomb County, an fictitious area located in Alabama, during the early 1930s. The 1930s was the Great Depression’s midst and the United States had ubiquitous poverty. At this time, Jem was faced with adult dilemmas along with the unsolved mysteries about Maycomb, and he learns real courage is fighting even if you 're losing. Jem develops a mature outlook on life given to him through adult experiences, which made him realize that nothing is how he imagined it was when he was younger. Throughout the novel, Jem comes to find out ideas and rumors, about Maycomb’s secrets and life as a whole, are not always as they seem. He also figures out Atticus wasn 't as delicate as Scout and Jem had come to believe when they were younger and rather naive, especially when seeing him defend Tom in the court room. And lastly, Jem recognizes the injustice during Tom’s trial, as well as the racism in Alabama, known as Maycomb’s disease. As the novel progresses onwards and Jem’s character becomes more developed, and he isn’t innocent as he was when he was younger. Inherently, as Jem progresses in the novel, he discovers preconceptions and rumors aren’t always what they seem. Jem and his sister, Scout, had heard the Boo Radley rumors in the neighborhood, and they thought he was a monster. He was especially concerned about Boo because he had no idea what he was like, he pictured Boo “was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he…

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