Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1122 Words Mar 9th, 2015 5 Pages
We are all born with false assumptions about life, everybody, and everything to keep us safe. Harper Lee talks about these lessons of life in her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, and make us understand the true innocents of our gullible childhood and the lessons that we receive when we are older and understand the meaning of innocents and experience.
As children, Jem and Scout, are unwittingly accepting the outside world an only accepting their innocent and comforting world that they have only been exposed to, but they did not know that they were also being exposed to rumors about other people. As the children start looking at the outside world and the outside statements Jem make a false accusation about a shaded unknown person in the neighborhood named Boo Radley, Jem states that; “… his hands were bloodstained….There was a long jagged scar that ran across is face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped and he drooled most of the time.” (13). Jem and Scout are exposed to this statement by Jem because he has only been exposed to the false statements about Boo Radley being a very isolated man who only stays in the dark, but he is in fact a wonderful and thoughtful man. Jem also has another false accusation about a deep-rooted and brash women named Mrs. Dubose. When Dill comes back from being in Mississippi, he tells Scout that you are going to die in three days, Scout gets mad at Dill, Jem growls and says “You act like you believe in Hot Steams.” (37). Scout…

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