Essay about The Character Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1196 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Butterflies are viewed as a symbol of change around the world. This is because they come out of their shell and become one of the most beautiful creatures of life out there in the world. In a novel characters can very much be like butterflies by getting guidance from others or encountering an event that makes them grow and develop as a character, especially in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Although many may argue that children like Scout never lose their innocence and act just like kids do by. By the end of the novel it is clear that Jean Louise Finch is the most dynamic character in To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the first ways Scout becomes a dynamic character is how she learns to be empathetic. In the beginning, Scout does not see how others think or consider what they see from their perspective. This is first shown when Walter Cunningham Jr. comes over to her house for lunch. He asks for molasses and drenches his food in it. As he is doing this, Scout questions him and Atticus, her father, shakes his head at her. Scout then protested her father: “But he’s gone and downed his dinner in syrup, he’s poured it all over-” (24). In this situation Scout does not realize that people are not are the same and not everyone acts in similar ways. She is like this at the beginning of the novel because she has not acquired empathy for others. As the novel goes on, Scout starts to grow and become more empathetic. She is handed advice when Atticus sits her down on his lap: “You…

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