In Maycomb County, Alabama During the sad times, Atticus Finch, A lawyer in Maycomb. Explains to his daughter, that you can never fully understand what someone is going through unless you put things in their perspective – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(39). In the beginning of the book Scout doesn’t understand the analogy he used, or why it was important, but as she matures throughout the novel mentally and physically she comes to more of an understanding of why this statement is important and helpful. Jem later on also understood the meaning of this statement. As these two characters develop throughout the novel they both realize that they shouldn’t judge someone before seeing things in their perspective and that you should respect people for who they are not for what they appear to be.
To Kill A Mockingbird is a book that has a overflowing theme “coming of age” it could’ve been shown through the main characters or others. This is important because each character played a role in the changes that Maycomb had to undergo. When it comes to parenting, Atticus Finch has his own unique style. Atticus taught his kids to be respectful to all people. He doesn’t treat them as children but as young adults. His method of parenting has definitely had an impact on his kids because he treats them fairly. The way children act can sometimes come from the way their parent acts to them. Scout and Jem both took time to develop these skills and traits from their “father” Atticus. Jem changed a lot because of atticus, Jem went from being a normal kid to maturing quickly because he came to realize all the problems with his society and how he shouldn’t judge people for their looks and what is said about them but for who they are. Events like Tom Robinson trial had a major impact on the Jems, Scouts, and Bills perspective on their Community.
Tom Robinson is a black citizen of Maycomb but is not treated like one because of his skin color, but Scout learns to think different. He later on is accused of raping Mayella Ewell, A white nineteen year old citizen of Maycomb. He is convicted of rape because of his complexion, despite the proof of his left hand because it is completely shriveled up. This is important piece of information because Mayella Ewell, had the bruise on her right eye which indicates that she was most likely hit from a left hand. Due to Toms hand this wouldn’t have been capable. But her father Mr. Ewells was dominant with his left hand. This was important but was not taken into consideration because of his skin tone. Like most Negros in the south Tom Robinson is discriminated and seen to be “less” to the white folks. When in reality they judged a book by it’s cover because Tom is a very nice, and caring man, but that’s not believed in Maycomb.
Boo radley, Is another person like Tom Robinson that resemble a mockingbird the reason being is that they both are mysterious and are targeted through the book.
As the novel progresses, the children’s changing attitude toward Boo Radley is an important measurement of their development from innocence toward a grown-up moral perspective. At the beginning of the book, Boo is merely a source of childhood superstition. As he leaves Jem and Scout, he gradually becomes increasingly and intriguingly real to them. At the end of the novel, he becomes fully human to Scout, illustrating that she has developed into a sympathetic and understanding individual.
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Towards the ending of the book, Sheriff Tate says that Mr. Ewell fell on his own knife
After trying to attack atticus’ children, he also implies that Boo Radley stabbed a man trying to defend Scout