To Kill A Mockingbird Innocence Quotes

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As soon as our childhood starts, we start to discover the dark secrets that the world is hiding. Discovering and learning these buried understandings shape people into who they are based off of how they find out. From cheating in a game to racism and prejudice, they are all disarming happenings that occur daily. In To Kill a Mockingbird, characters and events that take place throughout the story aid in the loss of innocence with Jem and Scout, and mold them into the people they become. The general lesson Jem and scout learn by the end of the book is that: the world is in no way perfect, but is actually quite distraught. The three main characters that helps Jem and Scout understand this are: Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Dolphus Raymond. The …show more content…

“Tom Robinson’s a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world’s going to say, “We think you're guilty, but not very,’ on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing.” - Atticus pg. 294. He was talking to Jem, and this quote made Jem start to realize the unfairness, prejudice, due to the lack of evidence in the case, persecuted from the jury. If Tom Robinson was a white man, he would not be charged with rape off of a claim of a Ewell, who were all untrusted. “In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins- Those are the facts of life.” (Atticus). “Doesn’t make it right- You can’t just convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t.”(Jem) pg. 295. In this quote, Atticus was more straightforward with his statement. The fact that Jem argued back to Atticus’s fatalistic claim proves that he understands the moral issue and unfairness of prejudices, and how significantly it universally affects their society; yet another one of the furtive issues that the world expects you to figure out by

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