Theme Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader witnesses many characters mature and become more aware of what happens in the small town of Maycomb County. Throughout the book changes happen and it changes character’s lives , such Jem. Changes happen in life which can lead to the loss of childhood innocence. Experiences form in our minds and this happened to Jem in To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book, Jem had to grow up and experienced things that caused him to grow up and this led to his transition to adulthood.
An example of Jem’s progression to adulthood, is when he wants to make Boo Radley come out of his house. In the book it says, “He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out…” (3). This evidence shows that when Dill proposed the idea of making Boo Radley come out, Jem was still ignorant to the Maycomb county’s problems. The evidence also proves that Jem wasn’t aware of what could happen when they planned to make Boo come out. Jem wasn’t really aware to why Boo might actually want to stay inside away from the problems of Maycomb. Another quote says, “Jem threw open the gate and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful.” (18). As this evidence suggests, that Jem hadn’t yet matured and never took the time to consider why Boo Radley stayed inside. This shows that he wasn’t really mature enough and is still in the
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