Theme Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

The first step in corrupting a society is the destruction of innocence. A definition of innocence is the obliviousness and ignorance of racism and stereotypical living. Overall, the animosity of humanity, as a society. In this case, it also applies to not obtaining the knowledge of how the town of Maycomb works; and the feelings and thoughts of people living in it. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee innocence is shown in many situations and characters throughout the book. One of the characters exhibiting the innocence, and the upholding of the story is Dill. He is very oblivious to the whole town of Maycomb and how it operates. He is also oblivious to the overall defective things going on in the world enclosing on him, at the time. Dills innocence, as previously mentioned, is shown in multiple occurrences throughout the book. One of the instances shown is when he tries to limit the information he is revealing to Jem and Scout about his father, and overall living status when school starts up again. In To Kill a Mockingbird it says “I asked Dill where his father was: “you ain’t said anything about him.” “I haven’t got one.” “Is he dead?” “No…”...Dill blushed.”(9). This quote shows not only that fact that he was trying to withhold the information given to the to the other kids about his father to a minimum, but that Dill was also embarrassed by the fact that his father isn’t in the picture at the time. This shows his innocence and purity because he is embarrassed by

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