Coming Of Age To Kill A Mockingbird

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To begin, the author of the story To Kill A Mockingbird tells the life of brother, Jeremy Finch and his sister, Scout who grew up in the era of racism and social inequality. Jeremy Finch, better known as Jem, is a typical young boy who grew up in a small Alabama town of Maycomb. He was described has someone who had an interest in sports, guns and being tough. The author, Harper Lee develops the character of Jem, who encounters many conflicts (internal and external) and shows how many of them were handled with using the theme of coming of age. With Jem’s voice and characterization, Lee shows how a young immature boy can grow into a mature, independent man.

First, Jem and his sister Scout face many difficult situations throughout the story, like when Jem encounters with Mrs. Dubose. This is one of the most significant coming-of-age scenes throughout the novel. The author portrays and describes Dubose as so “vicious” that the Finch siblings fear of walking by her front porch dreading of “being raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation” and name-calling (103). Both Jem and Scout soon become use
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She used of the most unlikely characters, Jem to show what it means to be good in world like ours. Jem learns that no matter how you look, how disrespectful you are or how horrible someone might appear to be, we should never judge anyone because you never know what kind of battle they are facing and should always give those around us respect, no matter how hard it may be. From reading his novel, I think that not only as a young boy but anyone in a situation similar to this, is one of the hardest lessons that can taught to us, but Jem was able to use this experience to show him how to handle other situations whether they are internal or external battles, in To Kill a
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