Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1103 Words Apr 12th, 2016 5 Pages
In the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee shows Atticus 's Parenting helps to develop all of the children as people. Atticus leads the way for Jem to maturity. Scout loses to urge to fight her battles physically. Dill, although not related to Atticus, is guided through rough periods during his childhood.

Jem’s maturity has been greatly influenced and improved by watching Atticus as a rolemodel. Jem realizes things wrong with the world and questions them. He recognizes people’s personalities rather than their outer appearance. He notices that not everyone gets along, but he does not understand why:
"If there 's just one kind of folks, why can 't they get along with each other? If they 're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? '"(p. 227)

Jem identifies racism around him. Atticus has raised him well enough to not be hateful towards others with different character traits; rather than being spiteful to someone because of their appearance. In fact, it is difficult for Jem to be hateful at all. Not only is Jem questionable with verbal violence, but physical violence too. When Atticus shoots Tim Johnson, an unhealthy dog, incredibly quick and easy, Jem is left speechless:
"Jem became vaguely articulate, ‘you see him, Scout? You see him just stand there? All of a sudden he just relaxed all over. it looked like that gun was a part of him...and he did it so quick, like... I hafta to aim for ten minutes fore I can hit…

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