The Theme Of Growing Up In To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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“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. For instance, when Scout said: “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting anymore; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be.” (Lee 9.1) In here, not only does Atticus tell Scout to start maturing and worrying about more relevant stuff, but she also listens, understands and takes immediate action on it. She starts thinking about what her father tells her, and realizes that fighting for such immature and irrelevant things is not worth it. There are much bigger problems in life than that. Scout understands that the less she fights, the better off people would be. As the story proceeds, different people tell Scout to start maturing, and she begins to realize that the time for this to happen has come. Jem, Scout’s older

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