To Kill A Mockingbird Significant Experiences Essay

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what idea does the author suggest about the impact of significant experiences? when we are born, we are not born with any set of values or knowledge. Our significant experiences are what make us transition from naivety to maturity, they help us see and realize the reality of things. Significant experiences stick with us for years and influence us in our adulthood; they are what define us as an individual, they impact our personality, our behavior, and more importantly, our outlook on life. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird is entirely a significant experience, from the eyes of older scout looking back at her childhood. The fact that Scout does not mention anything about her present is suggestive that her past has left such a significant impact that her past has merged with her present.…show more content…
Dill reinforces this idea when he says “We’re askin’ him real politely to come out sometimes, and tell us what he does in there—we said we wouldn't hurt him and we'd buy him an ice cream.” Dill’s comment shows that he sympathizes with Boo, but at the same time, he wants to make Boo Radley come out and see how amazing Maycomb is. With this perception of Maycomb, the naive kids try to make Boo Radley come out because they believe they are helping him. The kids perception of Maycomb is challenged many times like when Scout’s cousin Francis calls Atticus a “nigger lover” but the kids do not understand the term and move on after Atticus tells scout the meaning. Despite all the challenges in the way of the kids, their perception of Maycomb does not truly break, until Tom Robinson's court case helps them see the harsh reality they live in. During the

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