Loss Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Have you ever wondered which event in your life made you see everything differently? Everybody faces various experiences with the realities of the world that eventually results in the loss of their innocence. The loss of innocence can be the outcome of an incident witnessed, a final conclusion about an issue, or an understanding of a situation. The loss of innocence is the same thing as maturity. Now, of course, you can’t go to sleep one night and wake up mature. It’s obtained through learning. Maturing is when an event arises and is responded in a reasonable way. This can be the outcome of an incident witnessed or executed, an understanding of a situation, or a final conclusion about an issue. Witnessing or causing an incident can diminish a person’s reputable outlook if their surroundings. For example, in To Kill a Mockingbird one of the recurring character, Dill, is friends with the main characters, Scout and Jem. Dill’s character brings out the playful innocence by his exaggerations and stories. “Dill recited this narrative” (Lee 186) about him being “bound in chains and left to die” (Lee 186) by his hateful stepfather. Because of this, he ran away to Maycomb and hid under Scout’s bed before being discovered. In actuality, he believed that his parents neglected him and he was upset. Being at the age of about seven, Dill had to have got on a train and walked many miles to reach his destination. Most seven-year-olds couldn’t do that without a little guidance. During Tom’s

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