Necessary Change In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Jayme Ragar
Mrs. Brown
English 10
24 February 2023
Necessary Change
Society holds many views, and those views are difficult to change. However, change can be a good thing, and it starts from one person to another. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, shows how views change through experiences people gain through life. Harper Lee Shows how the children of Maycomb, like Scout, always start with an innocent worldview because they have not had the chance to experience the world yet. Scout begins with an innocent and childish view, sometimes not understanding her own thoughts because she has not seen the unfairness in Maycomb. However, throughout the book, she begins to see these horrible rules of society and slowly begins to understand society and what it expects of her and others. …show more content…

One of these people is her neighbor, Arther Radley, or as she calls, Boo. From the very beginning, she describes him as a “malevolent phantom” (Lee 9) because he is never seen by them. All she has known about him are the rumors that surround him that people make. Then after the first day of school, Walter Cunningham is invited to their house for dinner, and she is confused by him.. She claims he is not company because he is a Cunningham, immediately judging him on his last name and poverty. Calpurnia takes her aside to tell her otherwise. Furthermore, when Atticus sees Scout following the rumors about Arthur Radley, he sits and talks with her, and from there she begins to change her views. So much so, that by the end she is curious about him and has longed to meet him. When she finally meets him, “ standing on Radley's porch was enough” (Lee 321) for her to see his view of the world. For the first time, she truly understands what he has seen and why he has hidden away. Scout’s sympathy and understanding changes wildly because of the things she has

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