Examples Of Individuality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Individuality means the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind. Independence means freedom from control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others ("The Definition Of Independence"). Within the three texts that I chose for my project, a person can see many examples of individuality; including Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird, Lily Owens from The Secret Life of Bees, and from the character A in Every Day. All of these characters show that fear can only limit your potential if you allow it to. They also show that to become an individual one must develop independence, and not follow the influence of others. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird the narrator and main character …show more content…

Lily was a young white girl living in a household of coloured women who did various things that she did not understand. At first Lily didn’t think that she fit in mainly because she didn’t look like the others. But after living in the pink house for a time she was able to get to know those whom she lived with. August was also so kind to everyone and everything. She took pride in what she did, but she shared it with everyone, she was trustworthy and a great friend who Lily began to love very much. May had depression problems but found a creative way to cope, and even when people heard about it they never made fun of her because it was what helped her. June was not afraid to stand her ground against anyone, she was hard headed but kind all wrapped up in one. Rosalene showed real individuality and independence when stood up for herself to the white men. She may not have handled things in the best way but she was not afraid to stand her ground. When she was going to get registered to vote some white men started making fun of her. She stood up for herself and all the coloured women who came after her. August once said, “Get up from there and live like the glorious girl you are” (Kidd). Everyone needs to learn that they are special no matter what others say about them or how others make them feel. We are all different for a reason. We need to learn how to be independent and stand up for ourselves like Rosalene did in the novel. Something that we need to never forget is that we are, “Unforgettable, that’s what you are” (Kidd). I like this quote because I believe that if someone acts as themselves all the time and is not constantly following the influences of others and isn't always dependant on others that people will remember that. For example if you see a group of people walking down the street

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