Essay on Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' By Harper Lee

1305 Words Oct 16th, 2014 6 Pages
Loss Of Innocence
Swinging in the back yard waiting for the clock to strike 5, sits a young child old enough to wonder why the mockingbird sings every morning. Jean Louise, also known as Scout, becomes a young women throughout the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Scout faces many obstacles, such as a brother growing up, a court case that takes a toll on the family, and learning that there are different life styles in the town of Maycomb. Scout, her brother Jem, and Dill have one goal for the first summer, make Boo Radley come out. But as the summers come and go, they realize they won’t get anywhere with Boo Radley and the court case fills their summer now. The ladies in the neighborhood only want Scout to be a polite young lady, so when Aunt Alexandra comes to live with them Scout must now learn how to act more like a lady when the time arises. As the story progresses, Scout faces reality. She learns how to overcome her troubles, starts to understand things more, and finally gains wisdom that will be used throughout her life.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that she has overcome.” (Booker T. Washington, BQ) Scout was a very talented girl when she started school. Achieving much more than the average Maycomb girl. Scout could easily read and write. Her teacher, Miss Caroline was not impressed. Scout was not supposed to be able to read according to Miss Caroline. She was going to teach Scout how…

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