From this we can see that Scout learned from her experiences and mistakes, which in this case was going to the Radley Place without permission, and developed a sense of empathy. Similarly, on page 321 Scout says “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” This exhibits how Scout developed her moral compass through past experience because Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes and thinks about the past. She has flashbacks of Jem, Dill, and herself throughout the year and their
Atticus Finch accepts Boo for saving his son and daughter. First of all, in an example of coming age would be when Scout meets Boo Radley for the first time and approaches him matruly and doesn’t judge him for being him. I know this because in chapter 28 it explains in the text that “Scout takes Boo—“Mr. Arthur”—down to the porch, and they sit in shadow, listening to Atticus and Heck Tate argue.” This explains and shows that Scout has reached her coming of age because she has developed the skill of listening
“Atticus was right, one time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Standing from Radley 's porch and talking to Atticus helped Scout grow as a character and receive a different point of view on the things around her. As a little girl Scout was told rumors about Boo Radley which led her to see him as a strange and mysterious man. After a traumatizing event, at the end of the book, Scout walks Boo Radley back home and after standing on his porch she sees a different side to Boo Radley then people once told her. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme you never know a person unless you have walked in their shoes through point of view, flashback, and characterization. For example,
In the beginning, Susie the narrator says she followed Mr. Harvey into the cornfield, to his hutch. Mr. Harvey convinces Susie to visit the clubhouse, her soon-to-be grave. He says, ‘“I’ve made a little hiding space”’ (Sebold 8). Mr. Harvey’s intention the whole time was to convince Susie to go with him into his hutch, so he played her into thinking he has a secret clubhouse to show to kids when really that wasn’t the case. If Susie wouldn’t have followed Mr. Harvey into the hutch, she may have never lost her life.
Throughout the novel, he goes through many changes that change is perception of the world and the people around him. By the end, Holden has compassion and is matured. As one can see, maturity is an important process in a person’s life. Growing up is inevitable because life is full of eye-opening experiences and life lessons that helps one
Boo tries to have as many interactions with Jem and Scout as he can. Scout says, “We found gum and change in the cut hole of the tree…” Boo wants to be friends with Jem and Scout. After the Tom Robinson case Mayella's father attacks Jem and Scout to get back at their father, Boo helps them and ends up saving them. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the title is used as a metaphor for the purest hearts that were taken for granted. The mockingbird represents purity and kindness, Boo and Tom are mockingbirds.
Santiago's experience by Paulo Coelho reflects a coming of age story in the following ways: the main character learns that mistakes are possible, he also learns about love, he meets many new people that influence his coming of age, and he learns to accept and learn others’ views. After reading the alchemist by Paulo Coelho it is clear that Santiago comes of age in important ways/aspects of his personality. These include: His growth in intelligence, his emotions towards others, and his faith. A coming of age story focuses on the protagonist of the story becoming an adult from usually a teenager. In a coming of age story you see the main character face many problems and resolutions in their journey.
As a result, he suffers from Natasha’s absence, he realizes that how Natasha matters to him and helps him to grow up during that time. Consequently, Berman becomes more mature and his eyes are wide open. “I saw my future clearly. I had it all planned out” also, he is thinking about changing his life “It was the end of my subterranean life.”(101) Berman experiences new things and changes his perspective. This shows that Natasha has the most positive impact on Berman’s life.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a much more recent novel concerning prejudice in the South particularly. The events in the novel are fairly straight forward, but provide enough metaphors to cause the reader to ruminate about what point Lee is trying to get across to the public. The circumstances provide an understanding of how life was during the early 1930’s through the characters and plot. To
As you get older and older, this changes and you become more and more aware of what impression you are leaving. This is notably common when you meet new people and are in a new environment, such as coming to college. You want to fit in with everyone so you become extremely aware of every little thing you are doing. This can be especially challenging for people with anxiety who over thinks everything they do, which can ultimately lead to their
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee uses the motif of Boo Radley and finding gifts in the tree to teach Jem and Scout that they shouldn’t blindly believe the rumors they hear but find out the truth for themselves and form impressions based on it. Scout and Jem find gifts in the knothole of a tree on the Radley lot, presumably left by Boo Radley. Mr. Radley, Boo’s brother ends up plugging the knothole with cement, claiming the tree is dying. Jem stays outside on the porch until sundown after he finds out that the knothole has been blocked. When Jem comes inside, Scout comments to herself, “ [Jem] stood there until nightfall, and I waited for him.
Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman is the sequel to the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch’s character is altered and developed using descriptions, actions, and interactions with other characters in the Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman. Throughout the story, the reader can see how Atticus developed. The reader learns that he is now a segregationist, and he is apart of a citizens council. This is completely different from the Atticus the reader knew in To Kill a Mockingbird, as he appeared to have different views back then.