Essay about What Does The Kill A Mockingbird? By Harper Lee

1276 Words May 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” traces the story of Arthur Radley’s subtle change from the beginning of the book to the end. He goes from being viewed as a horrible monster who comes out at night, to finally being understood as a recluse who encases himself to escape the ever present racism and hostility in MayComb. As the story commences Arthur is akin to a caterpillar undergoing metamorphosis, even though he does not really change much, yet he is viewed and perceived as something-or someone-else. As a result of many outside factors, Arthur both opens up and is finally understood by the children, Jem and Scout, for what he really is, that being a diehard pacifist. But more than that, being what Atticus considers to be a “Mockingbird” or someone who “only makes music for us to hear” and considered to be someone who does no wrong. The events that make the children are few, but the impact they had was huge, mainly being the following events. First, after Jem had retrieved his overalls from the fence to discover them folded, Scout and him started to receive small presents from Arthur left in a nook in the tree, and after initially believing it to be a stache from another student realized it was Arthur leaving the presents. Secondly being after the trial of Tom Robinson and realizing what a “Mockingbird” really is and being clued into that there was more to Arthur Radley 's past then explained. And Finally When he saves Jem and Scout when they are walking home from the…

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