To Kill A Mockingbird Coming Of Age Essay

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Catherine Sherry English 122 – Professor Blansett December 12, 2010 To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a coming of age story about Scout Finch and her brother Jem in 1930’s Alabama. They live with their father, Atticus Finch who is a lawyer. Through their adventures and their father, they learn to understand that life is not always fair and that prejudice is a very real part of their world no matter how hard it is disguised. During the summer when Scout was six and Jem was ten, they met a young boy named Dill who was spending the summer with his aunt who lived next door to the Finches. Dill and Jem became curious about, their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley, that they made it their mission to get him to come out of his home. They try so many plans, but nothing draws him out of the house. However, over time, the children have formed a ghost like friendship with Boo Radley, and realize that he deserves to live in peace, so they leave him alone. While the…show more content…
She learns that once you get to know people, most of them are good and kind no matter what they look like on the outside. To Kill a Mockingbird is my all-time favorite novel. I first read this novel when I was twelve years old when it was given to me as a Christmas present. After reading it, it left such an impression on me. Now that I am an older and have reread this novel it strikes me as such a social and moral piece of work. It has become clear to me that Harper Lee dealt with many topics in writing this story. According to Bloom’s Literary Reference on line, facts on file companion to the American novel, Lee wrote this novel and draws upon her loving recollections of her own childhood in the south (p1). The topic I would like to focus on is the goodness of the characters and point out examples from the chapters of the
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