Examples Of Scout's Coming Of Age In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, you will experience Scout’s coming of age process through her eyes. The novel takes place in Alabama in the 1930’s whilst Scout is six to eight years old. Within the era the novel is set in, segregation not only took place in the town of Maycomb but as well as within the courtroom, where everyone should be held equal. Scout’s maturation is evident throughout the novel and her experiences shape her coming of age process, as well as help to shape her ideas on the world around her. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout learns a variety of things from the people around her, including what it means to have real courage, how the world of adults functions, how unjust the treatment of others can be and that people are only as bad as you make them out to be.…show more content…
There are multiple definitions of real courage “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what.” (Lee, pg. 112). Despite the fact that Atticus knows he will not win the Robinson case, he pursues it anyway, ensuring Tom Robinson receives a fair trial. It took courage on Atticus’ part to go against the popular belief of the citizens of Maycomb and do what he deemed to be morally right. Another character who shows real courage is Mrs. Dubose. Although utterly rude and prejudiced, she has quite a bit of inner strength which allows her to rid herself of a lengthy morphine addiction in order to die
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