Examples Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, by the end of the book characters like Scout and Jem know how their community works. As they grow, their innocence is soon taken away from them when they begin to discover the troubles and problems that lurk around their community. To begin with, people lose their innocence when they find out things they are not old enough to know. For example, when Calpurnia takes Jem and Scout to the church of the black community. They experienced something they have never encountered before. Scout and Jem were about to enter the church with Calpurnia when a lady named Lula stopped them and said, “Why are you bringing white people to a church filled with black people, they do not belong here”. This shows that not only does racism exist between the white, but also the black because of what the white people have done to them. This shows how the innocence of Scout and Jem is slowly fading. El Samra 2…show more content…
Once Scout and Jem enter the courtroom they experience something they have never seen before. They had not known how vital white people could be to the blacks. Jem and Scout viewed how irrational white people could be; they treat the blacks with no equality and with no fairness. They also realized how the white people were treating Tom Robinson; they didn’t care if he was innocent because he was part of the black community. Jem and Scout both knew that Tom Robinson was innocent and were very devastated when he was found guilty. They could not believe that they are living in a community where equality only applied to the white people but not to the black society. Their innocence is vanishing, and so is their hope in
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