Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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“Mockingbirds don’t do any harm but make music for us … that’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”, is a famous quote from the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus, the father of the main character Scout, says this to her and her brother Jem when they receive rifles for Christmas. This book is considered a classic due to the allegory between the book title and the trial that occurs about halfway through the book. In the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is six. She is an innocent girl who doesn’t attend school and doesn’t question much. When she starts school her entire world begins to change and continues to throughout the rest of the book. When Scout is seven, a trial occurs in her town of Maycomb county over a negro named Tom Robinson and flips her entire world upside down. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses a primary theme that one will lose their innocence as they grow up due to the people and events that occur around them, which can be seen through the characterization and contrast between the characters of Scout, Jem and Boo Radley.
Scout is characterized as innocent through indirect characterization in the beginning of the book To Kill a Mockingbird. Her lack of experience with the world can be seen as soon as she starts school with her first grade teacher Mrs. Caroline Fisher. Mrs. Caroline Fisher is not from Maycomb county and does not know the details about each family that lives there. The children in her class, though, have grown

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