To Kill A Mockingbird Childhood Quotes

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of racism, growing up and having a greater understanding of life.Different events that occur in the novel help the young characters grow in maturity.They will realize the world is much crueler than they ever imagined.The naiveness of childhood is something great that is lost as you grow. Main Point #1: They young character, Scout and Jem Finch, knowledge of the brutality of the world expands when their lives are affected by racism in their hometown. The children never really noticed how much the negro community was outcasted by their society. They knew that the colored people were different but the were finally showed this when their father took a case, between young white women and a black man. Jem knowledge in racism is wider than that of Scouts.Scouts mind is still quite innocent understand the event occurring in the town while Jem mind is trying to comprehend why his emotions Quote: "Uncle Jack Finch says we really don 't know. He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain 't. But for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin ' the Old Testament. "Well if we came up during the Old Testament it 's too long to go to matter." That 's…show more content…
Main Point #2: The children lose their innocence but by doing this the gain knowledge. In the beginning, Scout never really understood what her father and the grown up around her were talking about. She asks plenty of question and Atticus would answer them yet she still did not comprehend it. However, Jem was slowly starting to see the world in the way the grown-ups did. Having Jem understand the world a bit more, made Scout close relationship with him to slowly draw away. They rarely saw eye to eye because Scout would feel inferior to Jem because he started treating her as a child, but as the story progress, Scout understanding expand to that close of Jems. In the story the two also have a friend named Dill, who also grow into knowledge and
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