Scout Finch Coming Of Age Analysis

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(Need a hook). The author uses of view of a child, Scout Finch, along with two other children, Jem Finch and Dill, to show the innocence of children is taken away from the coming of age. She uses a trial against a black man raping a white girl to show how children are innocent.
Harper Lee uses life lessons to show that Scouts coming of age. Scout says, “Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in” (Lee 129). While Scout is saying this, she is talking to a group of men who are trying to kill Tom Robinson. This shows that even though this almost death scene is right in front of her, she doesn’t know what is happening is just trying to calm down the mood of everyone, and return the human to people but later realizes, when she is older, that she
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After Tom Robinson’s verdict was guilty, Jem started to throw a fit because he knew that everyone knew Tom was innocent but didn’t understand that white men basically always won in court. He realized with his age that everyone says people are equal but that’s false. Through Jem’s life lesson, he loses his innocence by him seeing the world for how it truly is and not a perfect as he thought it was when he was a kid. This loss of innocence shows coming of age as Jem is now aware of the world around. Lee shoes the coming of age through children in a book that has innocence and many important life lessons. These coming of age moments are important to know about since they shape who we are. They show that kids believe what they grow up hearing from their parents and seeing from someone else’s shoes. Harper lee is trying to show that kids are innocent but as they grow up, they look at the world for what it really is and realize that people are unfair and you can’t do anything about
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