Review Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee Essay

1435 Words Dec 7th, 2014 6 Pages
Examination of Relationships in To Kill a Mockingbird A child learns and grows according to their surrounding environment and experiences. The people who surround a child play a critical role in their development. This is true in To Kill a Mockingbird as six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, nicknamed Scout, learns to overcome the social issues in Maycomb County. Harper Lee illustrates a small town around the year 1930, during the Great Depression, filled with traditions that the Finch family find challenging to abide by. Many of Scouts relationships affect her in various ways such as her older brother, Jeremy Finch, who she sees as a role model and is able to learn from. Atticus Finch influences Scout’s behavior and understanding through his wisdom and fatherly figure. Arthur Radley portrays unusual traits that Scout learns to understand and accept. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout’s relationship with Jeremy, Atticus and Arthur Radley allows her to mature, thus improving her narration and the reader’s understanding of the story. Jeremy or “Jem” Finch is Scout’s older brother. He is a smart gentleman filled with values and admires his father, Atticus. Jem worries about Scout and demonstrates this as he protects her during the time they spend together. He constantly looks out for her, which is evident when Jem discovers Scout chewing a piece of gum she had found on a tree close to the Radley’s house. He immediately says, “Spit it out right now!... Don’t you know you’re not…

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