To Kill A Mockingbird Maturity Analysis

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Everybody is given the stairs of maturity. The durability, the length, and the height of it vary from stairs to stairs. Unlike ordinary stairs, each step could take a day or years to climb up, and it is up to them if they will overcome it slowly, take a break, or come down with exhaustion. Though, how a person is able to climb up the stairs, isn’t random. It is dependent on their life experiences and the lessons from them. This idea of maturity is greatly portrayed in the author Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird. The novel takes place in a small Alabama town called Maycomb during the early 1930’s when there is a lot of racial tension towards black. The story is told from both the child and adult perspective of a young girl named Jean Louise Finch or shortly Scout, about the Southern life…show more content…
While she is much positive about a Christian explorer’s help to the blacks in Africa, she is against Atticus’s choice of helping out an innocent black man. Despite Mrs. Merriweather’s devoutness, she is definitely seen as a very hypocritical, gossipy and a rather bigoted person. In the early chapters of the book, Scout already witnesses hypocrisy numerous time, but truly that is, she understands it better and clearer about the topic of hypocrisy through this event. Not only Scout witnesses hypocrisy, yet she recognizes the qualities of a sincere, humble, and wise lady. Becoming a lady is something Scout finds it intensely challenging ever since the start of the novel. She prefers both dressing and acting as a tomboy and as accurate enough, they are always pointed out and more or less, she is pressured into acting more ladylike by a few people. Scout even states “Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere...” (Lee
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