Examples Of How Did Scout Lose Her Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Her Innocence Fled Her In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee wrote about two kids named Jemermy Atticus Finch (Jem) and Jean Louise Finch (Scout), their father is named Atticus Finch, their mother died when Scout was about two years old. In the middle of this book Atticus takes a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell. Mayella and her father claimed that Tom Robinson beat Mayella, but they don’t have enough evidence to prove that he did beat her. In this essay I will be answering the question “In what ways does Scout change and grow as well as lose her innocence throughout the whole novel?” There are multiple different ways of how she lost her innocence. The first event that made Scout lose her innocence was the attempted lynching of Tom Robinson. Being a young girl, Scout has a small view of the world, and the people in it. She does not yet understand all the racial tensions. However, Atticus and Jem understand the dangers …show more content…

Scout, Jem and Dill wanted to attend Mr. Robinson’s trial, and they expected for the truth to come out, and they thought the real culprit of beating up Mayella would come out. Although, this experience shattered Scout’s idealistic worldview. Even though Atticus presented enough evidence that proves Tom’s innocence, the racist all-white jury still convicted Tom Robinson. Scout, and Jem, witnessed the injustice of the trial and experienced the harshness of reality. Furthermore, Scout’s aunt Alexandra’s words after the verdict deepened Scout’s disillusionment: “I told you that you should have come to me when Walter got into trouble,”. She implied strongly that it is due to the fact that Atticus is standing up for a black man. Scout also finally comes to understand that the world is full of racial prejudices, lies, and injustice; and it can lead to the downtrodden being convicted of crimes they did not

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