When the trial came to a close, Scout soon becomes clear of the fact that people can be harsh to others just because the way they appear, dress, and act. The jury’s verdict opened her eyes to see the world for what it truly is; a cruel and gutless environment that people inhabit. The experience Scout witnessed enable her to grow up and understand how unjust it was to see fit that an innocent man is sentenced to jail by false accusations. Scout is able to learn from what she had seen, and this can mature her to be more noticing of other people’s discrimination of individuals. To Kill A Mockingbird leaves a big impact on the reader’s characterization of Scout’s maturity.
He believes that they are fake and they do all these phonies things. He couldn't believe that the mother wasn't going to take her child to the restroom. He thought that, that act was insensible and downright phony. The thing that Holden doesn't understand is that is a part of growing up.Growing up means you have to change and some people don’t want to accept the fact that it’s part of life. Adults say certain things to kids because they have a reason behind it.
Instead of letting this put up barriers in their friendship they use this to challenge each other which ends in them learning more about each other. But to others this friendship seemed odd. “They both sounded so childish, and I got a little angry when Davey Cantor started talking about “that snooty Danny Saunders”” (Page 149) In that moment Reuven school mates would not understand him being friends with someone like Danny but later on in the book they accepted it. Even
Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves. Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
But once they move to Welch, we see a more neglectful and destructive parenting style. Both Rex and Rosemary start to ignore the kids, asking them to fend for themselves and each other. This leads to both Lori and Jeannette having to help and almost manage the other two children. But in the long run, this may not have been a bad idea because it strengthened both of their independence. More and more we see this, as the Walls parents put the children in bad situations, they struggle, but eventually fix the situation and learn valuable lessons.
and Monster are two well-written books by Walter Dean Myers, with both involving young African-American teenagers. Slam!, is about a young African-American basketball prodigy who has to make good decisions in his life when the people around him aren’t. He writes about this as it is very relatable to African-Americans growing up in a awful neighborhood to help show that where you live doesn’t correlate with how successful you become. Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, is inspired by Walter Dean Myers growing up, as everyone saw him as a monster because of his bad decisions. “But there are also monsters in our communities, people who are willing to steal and to kill, people who disregard the rights of others” (Dean Myers 11).
The Delusion of Justice “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf. In the sleepy, southern town of Maycomb this statement seems overwhelmingly true; losing your childish belief in fairness for the delusion that justice is unachievable seems like a necessary part of maturation. However, Jem Finch is an exception. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we follow him and his sister during the time surrounding the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. During the trial the children witness the unjust consequences of racist biases, resulting in the man’s death.
Adults tell kids that they will grow up and likely be successful and have a satisfying life, but in The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger says that growing up isn’t necessarily good. He says that people are kinder and more tolerant towards children, and as people grow up, they have to worry more about doing good. Innocence is bliss, because younger people don’t realize all of the negativity around them because people are trying to shelter them from unpleasant realities. However, as people grow up, they will notice more negativity because they will come to see evil in life and become more skeptical about the way the world works.
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker Growing up is one of the hardest, as well as one of the most important parts in life. Growing up should be fun, but in Scouts case learning about the cruelty and the reality she is living in is no fun. As the novel advances Scout experiences various emotional changes because of different events that take place. She starts to realize the unfairness that exists between different races and the discrimination that is rounding at the time. We can prove Scout changes and matures through the book by various events that take place.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but gives so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters Jem and Scout learn many valuable lessons that do not necessarily come from school education. Throughout the book, valuable lessons Jem and Scout learn are more found in real-life rather than in a school atmosphere. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes they are mentioned, seems to the reader that the school is protecting them and holds them back. In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc.