Essay On Scout Coming Of Age

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The coming of age of Jem, Scout, and Dill is shown in many ways throughout the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Scout changes socially and mentally, Jem changes socially, while Dill changes mentally. Beyond the issues of racial relations and the injustices that minority groups suffered during this time, Harper Lee 's novel is also a coming-of-age story. In this type of story, the central character moves from a state of innocence to one of maturity as the result of suffering and surviving many mishaps. Early in the book Jem, Scout, and Dill are curious about Boo Radley and try to talk with him. Later Scout and Jem were attacked by Bob Ewell, but in the end Scout notices that Boo is a hearted person who is different. As she stands at the Radley porch she remember her father’s lesson which he was told earlier in the book. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around.” (Lee). 39. While Scout was standing on the Radley’s porch she remembers this lesson her dad tells her. “Atticus was right. One time he said you never know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley’s porch is enough.” (Lee). 374 Jem changes throughout the book socially by the way he starts having better feelings…show more content…
They change socially and mentally. The kids have learned much about life and the people in it after their personal experiences and after having witnessed the trial of Tom Robinson. By changing socially they becomes more likable, by changing emotionally they becomes more confident, by changing mentally they starts to understand more complicated things that before he would have never knew about, by changing physically they becomes more of a man and are older, And finally by changing to a more adult figure they becomes more aware of what an adult has
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