What Is The Coming Of Age Theme In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“The way that man called him ‘boy’ all the time and sneered at him, an’ looked around the jury every time he answered-” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra figures out the kids are missing. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra figure out they 've been in the balcony of the courtroom all afternoon. Atticus sends them home, but agrees to let them come home after dinner. Aunt Alexandra was angry when she hears where the kids have been. Jem was sure they won the case, but they have never seen a jury support a black man over a white man. They wait a while for it to go back in session. Scout doses off thought about previous events that had happened. The court finally announced Tom Robinson guilty. This scene shows the coming of…show more content…
On pages 226 to 241 foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery develops the coming of age theme of good and evil. Scout learned that people could be so racist and people not even have done anything to deserve it. The kids see the good and evil out there in the world, and that it isn 't full of rainbows and butterflies. Seeing the awful things throughout the town and through the eyes of the people in the town helps Scout mature/grow. Atticus tries to protect Scout from the racism and anger of the trial, but realizes they can 't be protected and he lets them return to the trial. Some foreshadowing shown here is, “I ain 't ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white…” (238). Scout sees how people are judged by the color of their skin, which Scout knows is wrong in some way, even if Scout doesn 't fully understand why there is issues with it. The kids are starting to see the racism and they don 't fully understand why it 's happening. Scout
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