Theme Of Childhood In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the significant theme of childhood innocence is explored from the perspective of the children. The plot of the story outlines Scout 's moral education and how she moves from innocence to adulthood. This theme is most evident through their adventures with or without their friend Dill and the paternal relationship between Atticus and his children. Atticus devotes himself to teaching conscience to Jem and Scout and leads them to an understanding of other people’s understanding by continually telling them “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." At the start of the novel, they see life innocently believing in the goodness of all people, thinking everyone understands and hold the same values they and their father do. However after Tom Robinson 's trial, there was a realization that there is true evil within the society disturbs Jem. The challenge of this…show more content…
Rose began to turn back to the house, back to the serenity of the morning. It was then she heard mutterings from the far distant. She had thought they were her siblings as she trudged close, but it revealed a clan of men in blue uniforms seemingly in a search. She stood there wondering about their inquisitiveness when one of the men noticed her. They stared at each other. His face changed from confusion to determination. “It’s the daughter!” he pointed to her, informing the others and began to dash towards her. The others followed. Rose didn’t see this as a good sign, remembering her parents telling her to have no one go near her. She scampered away from them. She looked back after feeling like she had run for hours. They were still in sight but were further away. She swerved through tree after tree, through bush after bush. As the canopy overhead had disappeared, she turned around once again. They were gone. She hurried back to her house. Past her siblings and into her parent 's
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