The novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” by Harper Lee is a very interesting book. This book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1830’s. Throughout the novel I will be talkingabout how the novel starts out. Scout and her brother, Jem, grow more mature through their realization that racism is very alive in there town. What really makes this is that you will not only neverforget them but learn lessons through them.
Harper Lee characterizes the victim of the book Tom Robinson as an innocent man with a bad arm who never did anything wrong before. This becomes significantwhen Bob Ewell, a poor man who finds his daughter attempting to kiss him. When Bob Ewell hits his daughter he blames Tom Robinson. Atticus Finch (His lawyer) proves it was obviously not him due tohis bad arm and his characterization.
Another theme in the novel is to never kill something that never harms you, or as Atticus would say never kill a mocking bird. This theme plays a very importantrole in the novel. There are two mocking birds. Tom was a great man who never did anything in his life to harm other and is basically shot by society due to racism. There are many way’s to describe Boo.He is misunderstood. In the end of the book he saves Jem and Scouts lives and would be considered a hero in town if people found out. Boo Radley only wants to do is live his life alone and beleft alone.
Another theme of this novel is with new experiences you become more mature. In the beginning of the novel Jem and Scout think of Boo Radley as a type of weird creature that can freezeflowers with his breath. Throughout the novel and with her experiences of being jumped by Bob Ewell she realizes Boo is a nice normal caring guy who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Anotherexample of how Harper Lee uses the coming of age brings maturity in the novel is before the novel Scout was clueless about what was going on with racism in her town. After she sees that an innocent man...