To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Essay

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Everyone remembers their childhood, how they used to play around every single day, carefree and untroubled. One can remember playing in the mud and carelessly, curious and naively. One can also remember living in their own little world, deaf to the world and issues around him or her. It is something everyone wants to last, but it slips by as quickly as time passes. It is what as known as childhood innocence, the barrier shielding children from the harsh realities of the world around them. The loss of innocence is a stage in life everyone has to pass, which takes place after a significant event in one’s life that destroys their bright and happy views. As highlighted in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, all children are born innocent and…show more content…
Raymond, which is featured from pages 161 to 201. The town is not able to accept him because of the fact that he chooses to live with the black community, a huge misunderstanding. Mr. Raymond decides to choose his own way to live, which leads to his downfall. After the children speak with him, they finally realize that the man who they and the town considered a monster to be a good man after all. They get to realize the true degree of society’s harsh and incorrect prejudiced judgements, and because of that, they loose their innocence. In addition, socio-economic statuses of the town are another part of society that strips away the children’s innocence. One example is when Scout asks whether or not she can bring Walter Cunningham home to play with. This is shown through Scout and Aunt Alexandra’s conversation: “She had said Indeed Not, but this time she would give her reasons: ‘But I want to play with Walter, Aunty, why can’t I?’… Aunt Alexandra states: “Because – he – is – trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.’ ” Through Scout’s conversation with her aunt, she finally understands that the socio-economic status is the way one is judged. This conversation was after Atticus stated that one of the Cunningham’s in the jury of the court trial almost decided to acquit Tom Robinson. Seeing this, Scout determined that the Cunningham’s were good people, and because of this, she decides to invite Walter over. She was swiftly rejected by Aunt

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