Literary Elements In To Kill A Mockingbird

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If someone infuriated you for what they’ve done, would you destroy their possessions? Sometimes it’s better if you understand what someone is going through instead of being an persecutor, or causing great damage to one’s property. What you see from the outside of a person is not who they are in the inside. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Page 39) In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses three different literary elements to convey the theme that Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect. In this theme, Harper Lee uses these three literary elements: Character, Symbolism, and Tone. The literary element Harper Lee uses for this theme is character. The theme Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect, shows character because Jem realized that what he did at Ms. Dubose’s house a month ago, was wrong. Although Jem…show more content…
Those three elements were character, symbolism, and tone. In character, Jem showed his feelings towards Ms. Dubose’s death, and the receiving of the camellia. In symbolism, Atticus was trying to show Jem that Ms. Dubose was a brave woman, and that she had real courage. In tone, Jem showed his feelings through his voice in an effective way because Harper Lee used an exclamation point to show how Jem was impacted when he saw the camellia. This passage shows a coming of age in mostly Jem because throughout this whole scene, it was a connection between Jem and Ms. Dubose. It showed Jem in his coming of age because he understands that he’s responsible for his own actions, people makes mistakes, and that he needs to be careful to what he does. Just remember that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in
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