Essay about Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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A person brave enough to turn back the cover of this story will be transported into a timeless tale set in 1960’s Maycomb County. The reader will be enthralled as they follow young Jem and Scout on the hardest journey they will ever have to take–the journey of maturation. Scout as a youthful visionary and Jem as her guide, they maneuver the ups and downs of growing older, and as each day passes, they learn the true meaning of love, but also witness the evil that lurks around in their lives. As every hour ticks by, as every event unfolds, whether useful or melancholy, they discover what maturation truly means, and come face to face with power, racism, suffering, hardship, and the good that can come out of all of it. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem experience an array of situations that contribute to their maturation throughout the novel. Jem and Scout’s experiences coming up in the deep south allow them to mature uniquely throughout the events the night of the fire, their witnessing of and father’s involvement in the trial of Tom Robinson, and their attack following the pageant, all of which introduce them to a harsh reality beyond their control and expand their perspective of both individuals and society.
On a crisp winter morning, Atticus hustled Jem and Scout out of their warm beds and into their robes. He informed them a fire had broken out in Miss Maudie’s residence and nudged them onto the pavement, commanding them to go stand in front of the…

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