Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1042 Words Apr 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Innocence is a time in a child 's life of not knowing what wrongdoings are nor what evil is. Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird published in 1940, display variable themes in her writing. One of the main topics of the book is the coming of age and how growing up makes you lose your innocence. Lee reveals how a single dad with a nine-year-old daughter and a ten-year-old son react when judgement is among them. Everyone disapproves on Atticus defending a colored person instead of a white man because they are the same skin color so the hatred is upon the Finches including his children at school. Scout and Atticus made a deal, so that when other kids call Atticus names like, “Nigger lover” at school she wouldn’t start any physical fights or cause any problem for herself anymore for Atticus sake. A promise can be kept for a lifetime between father and daughter, there will always be a strong connection between them. Not having a mother and being surrounded by strong male figures like her father and her brother causes Scout (Jean Louise Finch) to have no feminine influence around the house. It all changed when her father (Atticus Finch) invites his sister (Scout’s aunt) Alexandra to stay with them in Maycomb County. Scout learned that the rumors about Arthur Radley are just false information spread around town and she shouldn’t believe what others say until she had a chance to get to know Arthur. To Kill a Mockingbird shows us that being a kid is all fun and games but growing…

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