Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1306 Words Feb 9th, 2016 6 Pages
No person should be defined by his/her looks, but instead by the qualities that make them who they are. To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, is about a family with good morals towards everyone, regardless of race or social standing. From a child’s point of view, the reader experiences events that occur in the racist town of Maycomb, and how it affects the lives of the town’s residents. Employing a plethora of unique characters and recording their interactions, the novel is able to prove its point in a resounding fashion. As expressed through Harper Lee’s detailed characters, things are not always as they appear to be. The main characters , Scout and Jem, realize this theme is when they get to know Mrs. Dubose. Mrs. Dubose lived on the same street as Scout and Jem, and even though they were children she would rake them with “her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our (Scout and Jem’s) behavior, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing”(132). Throughout the first few chapters in which Mrs. Dubose was involved it seemed like her appearance was her reality, even to Atticus, the kids’ father, who was very polite to her, she would act as a vile and mean old lady. Scout and Jem only ever interact with Mrs. Dubose’s crude remarks walking by her house until one day Jem destroys her camellias because of something particularly mean that she said earlier that day. As punishment the kids are…

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