To Kill A Mockingbird


As people grow in life, the change and mature. In the novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ ,by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, matures as the book continues. It is beautifully written, using language written decades ago but which still stands today. The main characters are strong, imaginative and engulfing as the writer takes you into their lives. A classic novel, which inspires all who read it to change they way in which they view everyday life. No matter what age, this book is a thoroughly enjoyable for all.


‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, is a book is about a strong, lawyer named Atticus Finch and his two younger children Scout and Jem. Atticus Finch is a man of strong morals, he is the most pure and good-hearted person one may ever see. One assignment sees him defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white women named Mayella Ewell. The story takes place in the 1930\'s, in the town called Maycomb County, Alabama. At this time, racial prejudice is extremely common and the case causes a wave of emotion and troubles for all concerned.


I believe that the most inspirational and in depth character in the book was Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. From beginning to end, slowly, Scout learns to control her temper, to back away from fights, and to respect Calpurnia. She really learns her value to the family. Scout changes because she matures ane she also listens to her father a lot. In the early chapters of the book, scout picks a fight with the slightest problem. One example is when she beats up Walter Cunningham, one of her classmates, for not getting her in trouble and not having his lunch. This is a very immature reason for beating up somebody.


Throughout the novel, Atticus conveys the idea that you should try to see things through other people\'s eyes, or put yourself in another person\'s place for a moment. We see many examples of this lesson and it is proven to us that Scout has learned it fully when she sees a familiar face among the lynch mob that was sent to take Tom Robinson from jail the night before his trial. When Scout starts a conversation with Mr. Cunningham, and reminds him that he is a man and a father, she makes him stand in Atticus\' shoes for a moment. As soon as Mr. Cunningham does this he sees the wrongness of his actions. As a result of Scout\'s little speech, Mr. Cunningham and his companions disperse without violence.


To Kill a Mockingbird is a very inspirational book. Not only is it a book for pleasure, it shows us today how far we have come, and yet the long journey ahead. Boo Radley and Atticus were very important characters, for both the developments of kids in the book and reader. The title is something that can be interpreted in many ways. Each one will be different, based on the reader’s philosophy and beliefs.