Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1690 Words Apr 6th, 2016 7 Pages
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is a story in part about coming of age for the two main characters, Scout and Jem. These two children learn lessons about life, with the help of their father Atticus for the most part. From court cases to murder, these children alongside their father dealt with a lot of issues that affected their lives tremendously. Some of these issues caused major affliction, yet some of these challenges left the children with an open-mind and more knowledge about the world. But even through these issues that consequently caused contamination on their lives, with coming of age these children grew to be stronger adults and functioning members of society. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates many lessons about coming of age throughout the entire novel and how the children become responsible and compassionate members of a community.
In the beginning of the book, Scout and Jem are young kids. As most young kids are, Scout and Jem have vivid imaginations that can create whimsical stories about anything. These wild childhood imaginations part of the main reasons the kids create the fictional story about their neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley. Before the kids had ever seen their neighbor before, they imagined him as a bloodcurdling monster. The locals of Maycomb knew something was a bit different about the Radley family. But really, nobody knew the truth. Spurious stories had circulated for many years about the goings on of the Radley house. Through…

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