Growth And Maturation Into The Novel Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Growth and Maturation in To Kill A Mockingbird
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s best seller, many characters develop and mature in unique ways. The world the characters live in is not a bright, cheerful and happy nor it is harsh world where every person is for himself. The key word to describe Maycomb county is ‘realism.’ Two of the main characters named Scout Finch,and Jem Finch, learn very important life lessons that aids them along with their gradual maturity .Consequently, Harper Lee incorporates the theme of Growth and Maturation into the novel through the development of Jem and Scout.
Throughout the novel, Scout learns important life lessons that help her grow and become more mature. Her first signs of maturation was her developing sense of empathy. In the first chapters of the book, she is about six years of age. She asks rude and impolite questions such as when she asks Dill continuously for some information about his father. She also insults people without realizing it, such as when she asks Walter Cunningham what he was doing when he pours syrup on his dinner. When Scout starts school, she already has conflicts with her teacher, Miss Caroline . Her father, Atticus explains that if she wanted to get along with people she has to establish a rapport with the people of Maycomb county .
“[If] you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks . You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point…
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