Coming Of Age Research Paper

916 Words4 Pages
Coming of Age Research Paper Growing up and becoming mature does not just involve people getting taller, or their voice getting deeper. Although these things are true, people develop other qualities as they come-of- age. Coming-of-age involves recognizing different perspectives. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Scout is an example of a character whose coming-of-age process involves gaining a different perspective. When Scout is sitting and eating dinner with Aunty and her friends, Atticus shows up unexpectedly. He rushed in and explained that he wants to have a word with Aunty, Miss Maudie, Scout, and Cal. They were confused about what he was going to tell them. He informed them that Tom Robinson had been shot and killed. It was a very…show more content…
When teens graduate from high school and are ready to move out, it is not the easiest thing in the world. They will miss their parents, friends, and their community, but it is another stride in life. In the article the author states that “The move outward from home is the most difficult thing that humans can do”(Dobbs). During a kids lifetime, they go through the stage of adolescence where they do not really comprehend what to do because they are kids. Growing up and coming-of-age involves adjusting to things that may come up in one’s life. Also in the article the author is explaining the different traits we as humans must adjust to when he says,”Excitement, novelty, risk. . . you see that these traits that define adolescence make us more adaptive, both as individuals and as species”(Dobbs). Dobbs is describing that the traits that we have as kids, help us come of age and be mature adults. When kids are young they really do not know the difference between moral and wrong, but that is what we must understand when we advance in our years of life. Overcoming the stage of adolescence in our life is a big step, and a huge part of coming-of-age. Becoming more mature than adolescence is a part of life. There are also many times in our life when we must be mature. All of these commodity’s help us see the world in different perspectives, and become mature
Open Document