Theme Of Character Development In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“In all our lives, there is a fall from innocence. A time after which, we are never the same”
Gordie LaChance.
The more we scrutinize the actuality of the circumstances that surround us, one comes to realize that we are brimming with innocent points of view, understandings, and thoughts. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee uses anthropomorphism, tone, and character development to convey that understanding the reality of situations can result in a loss of innocence, establishing the abundant innocence which was and is found in today 's society.
Anthropomorphism is used, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to display that having full understanding on the circumstances happening in society can damage one’s emotional
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Character development is used to establish the process Dill, Scout, and Jem faced during the loss of innocence. Tom Robinson’s case was very significant in Jem, Scout, and Dill’s growth. During the trial Dill had the opportunity to conversate with Adolphus Raymond. Mr. Raymond offered Dill a zip of his drink to make him feel better. Dill released the straw and grinned. Scout seemed puzzled, so Dill clarified, “Scout, it’s nothing but Coca-Cola” (Lee 267). Before Tom Robinson’s trial, Dill was prejudice. When Dill gave Mr. Raymond the opportunity to share his drink with him, one can notice his maturity difference; Dill no longer let appearances and superstitions determine who he socialized with. After the trial Scout and Jem discussed about the kind of people that lived in Maycomb county. Scout believed that there was only one kind of folks. Jem replied, “That 's what I thought, too, when I was your age. If there 's just one kind of folks, why can 't they get along? If they are all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?” (Lee 304). Rather than being blinded by the people in Maycomb county, Jem finally understood that Maycomb people were not what they appeared to be; revealing Jem’s growth in maturity. A few days later after Tom Robinson’s hearing, Mr. Ewell attempted to injure Scout and Jem to demonstrate his revenge towards Atticus. Fortunately, Boo Radley arrived just in time …show more content…
Getting full knowledge of what actually happens in their society created an emotional instability, which was revealed through anthropomorphism. Tone was used to substantiate the feelings the characters had towards the confrontation of society’s reality. One is able to distinguish the loss of innocence through character development. According to Tom Rob Smith, “The price of this story was the audience’s innocence.” By reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we are exposed to the reality of our own society. We are finally able to clear up the fog, and understand circumstances as they are. Injustice in society can be prominent. It is up to one to sacrifice innocence to get an in depth apprehension of our

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