Theme Of Maturity In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Incites on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
In “ To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee emphasizes the metaphor of a Mockingbird as in the title. She creates themes of innocents being destroyed, social inequality, and importance of a moral figure in a child’s life while using the southern gothic genre. It’s set in a tired old town in Maycomb, Alabama in 1933 during the great depression.Throughout the novel, it addresses the growth of maturity in Atticus's children intelligent, tomboyish girl Jean Louise Finch also known as Scout and Jeremy Atticus Finch also known as Jem.It had the central conflict of the Tom Robinson court case and climax being tom being found guilty leaving Jem confused after him and his sister was harassed by classmates
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The novel shows growth in maturity of Jem and Scout physically and mentally. Physically is simply just growth in age“ Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with. Inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me many times to stop pestering him”(lee 153). Jem was getting older and wasn’t playful and didn't want to hang out with his sister anymore. He was always hanging out with scouts “boyfriend” and their summertime friend, dill, and excluding her from adventures to lure their mysterious and peculiar neighbor, Boo Radley or “Mr. Arthur Radley” , out the house because he has not come out the house in fifteen years. The kids are curious about him because they've heard rumors about him and he lives in a monstrous spooky old house as Harper lee describes it low and dirty white with trees surrounding it keeping sun light off it which makes the house look dark. Everyone keeps off of the property and the only person who enters and exits the house is Arthur’s older brother Nathan Radley to get groceries, but for the most part he takes care of the …show more content…
She has scout remembering these details to her perspective as an adult and probably using different language from when she was little. Lee’s word choice helps to describe the characters indirectly like in Mayella’s trail the way she speaks implies that she isn't very well educated and the way Atticus speaks and portrays himself shows he’s well educated. She also has mostly the black people using words like “chillun” and “suh” for children and sir to show that Tom doesn't know to talk formally in the court. The book uses Southern Gothic Literature to explain the book exactly how scout remembers which happens to be vile and

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