Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Anne Frank once stated, “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” This guidance can go hand in hand with the theme growing up, when older characters give advice to children or siblings.Growing up is used frequently in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Harper Lee uses the theme growing up in To Kill a Mockingbird to change characters opinion, develop characters through their world, and utilizes prejudice to reveal growing up. One major cause growing up is used in To Kill a Mockingbird is to represent a change of opinion. One part growing up was shown in is through the trial in part two of the novel. During the trial Jem was so sure that his father Atticus was going to win the trial. Jem was so excited and so certain he was going to win for Tom. When they didn’t win J me was knocked down a few pages . Jem was jumping in excitement. "We 've won, haven 't we?" "I 've no idea," pronounced Atticus shortly. Actually, Atticus does have a pretty vigorous idea. He is confident he will lose, despite his best efforts. He knows that the jury would never acquit a black man accused of raping a white woman, even if there was no way he could have committed the crime. The racism was just too deep. Guilty as accused was the justice system for blacks in Maycomb. (Page 212) Growing up is shown when Jem was younger and thought that everything was always going to work out in

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