Uncontrollable Events In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Unexpected and uncontrollable events have a way of creeping into people’s lives and causing a wave of emotions that will affect the way a person lives the rest of their life. In her award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee address issues by looking at them through the eyes of a child. The story follows six-year-old Scout Finch as she grows up in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression. Harper Lee writes for several events throughout the book test Scouts morals in order to call attention to how interactions shape a person. By learning from others, Scout grows to understand the intricacies of the human relationship.
Knowledge is the determining factor in conflict. Even if lost, as long as something is gained then it was a positive …show more content…

With reference to the church, she says, "You ain't got no business bringin' white chillun here," and Calpurnia retorts, "It's the same God, ain't it" (119). Calpurnia's knowledge surpasses that of Lula's which is why she was able to easily win the argument. This is the first time Scout is the target of racism. Before Scout would have physically fought anyone who spoke to her that way but Calpurnia stepped in and showed her a different way. From this encounter, she learns that knowledge gains superiority without bias. Aunt Alexandra and Dill battle over their difference of values. Dill "had taken thirteen dollars from his mother's purse, caught the nine o'clock from Meridian and got off at Maycomb Junction" (140). Dill flees his abusive home searching for happiness, but Alexandra avoids happiness to maintain her status. Dill is much less knowledgeable because he has not yet been influenced by the world, but Alexandra has allowed the influence to negatively impact her life. Scout learns from this that knowledge of the world is

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