Examples Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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A Child’s Innocence A child’s innocence can be scarred because of life events. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses conflict and characterization in order to convey the idea that a simple child’s innocence can be shattered from life’s problems. Harper Lee first uses an external conflict on Mr. Walter Cunningham who is involved in gang activity to convey her theme on innocents. When an outraged mob went to the penitentiary where they were planning on hurting Tom Robinson, but they didn’t expect to see Jen and Scout. When Scout saw Cunningham she implies to him in the most innocent way “ Hey Mr. Walter Cunningham's. How’s your entailment gettin along? ” ( Lee 204 ) and “ I go to school with Walter...and he does right well. He's a good boy " ( Lee 205 ). Lee makes this clear that Scout doesn't figure out the situation that she’s gotten herself into. Despite her having a good conversation with Mr. Cunningham she is still confused about it because Cunningham doesn't respond to Scout at all during their …show more content…

From the start of the case three witnesses which were the Ewells and sheriff Tate explained their side of the story to the court, yet all of their information seemed more perplexing. In spite of having false testimonies. The prosecutor Mr. Gilmer denies all of the evidence and convinces the audiences that Robinson was guilty as he found his trump card. This enraged Scout because she mentions that “ It made [ her feel ] sick [ to her stomach ] “ ( Lee 266 ). Overall this showed importance to the author since Scout mostly resembled Lee in her youth. Although they both have different stories, they both share something in common which is that is not fair that something so small can cause a huge problem. Also that it could change their emotions because of that small

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