The book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is considered to be a dateless authoritative that trades with such sensitive subjects such as: bias, human self-respect, societal categories, and adulthood. Maturity, that word has a different significance for all of us. Maturity as I see it is an apprehension that comes to people with experience and non age but the two normally seem to travel together, but non ever. Many people talk about the experiences that Scout goes through and the adulthood that she achieves in the book but they don t wage attending to the other characters that grow up or mature in the narrative.
The following most obvious individual in the book that drastically matures is Jem. At the beginning of the book Jem is much like Scout in that he has the artlessness of a immature kid. For illustration Jem tells Scout and Dill assorted made-up narratives about Boo Radley to fulfill his demand for exhilaration in his life and for the infantile demand to frighten Scout and Dill. His immatureness is besides mirrored when he makes up a game in which he puts Boo s life s history on show for the sophistication of the vicinity. After that he shows his deficiency of being able to command his pique and deficiency of regard when he destroys Miss Dubose s camelia. There is no uncertainty that Jem was immature at the start of this book but as the book progresses we see a drastic alteration in him.
Jem begins to maturate, or understand life more, after Scout, Dill and himself enter the Radley s pace and effort to glance through the shutters. He loses his bloomerss and decides to travel back for them he justifies making this by stating, Atticus ain t ne’er whipped me since I can retrieve. I wan na maintain it that manner. There is an apprehension or adulthood in what he says at that place.
Atticus would flog him because of the fact that Jem had been told legion times to go forth the Radleys entirely and by squealing to Atticus that he had lost his bloomerss while seeking to get away the Radley s pace, Atticus would happen out that Jem had disobeyed him yet once more. Jem could non let something he did to take down the sentiment that Atticus had of him. So Jem, with his new apprehension, knew he had to acquire his bloomerss back before Atticus could happen out that he lost them, or Atticus would flog him and by making so show his letdown in Jem.
Subsequently in the book we get to see more of Jem s turning into a adult male. During Tom Robinson s test Jem seems to be the lone 1 that understands where Atticus is traveling with his inquiries to the informants. Jem realizes that Atticus has proven Tom guiltless manner before even the grownups come to that realisation. There is still a small spot of kid nevertheless in Jem at this point. He can non look to understand how the jury could happen Tom guilty even after his artlessness was obviously set out for all to see.
His is the na ve nature of kids, they can non look to understand bias, but neither can a batch of adult people. For bias does non come with age, it is non at that place to blossom as we get older, instead it is planted at that place by people around you and if it is ne’er planted within you, you could ne’er trust to understand it. It is obvious to see how Jem has matured throughout the book but there are a batch of other people that matured to a lesser extent every bit good.
Lookout and Jem s uncle, Uncle Jack, has who is approximately every bit old as Atticus ( 50 ) besides matures a small in this book. It is by a lesson taught to him by Lookout who is a mere kid, which merely goes to demo adulthood comes with experience non age. In the book Scout says some inappropriate words which Uncle Jack overhears, he tells Scout to ne’er utilize
these words unless under utmost aggravation. Then Scout s cousin calls Atticus a nigga lover to which Scout resorts to physical and verbal maltreatment. Uncle Jack comes in and interrupt up the battle and without hearing Scout s side of the narrative he takes a belt to Scout. Scout is really angry and disquieted after this event, she goes to her room and calls. After a small while Uncle Jack comes into her room to seek and warrant his actions against Scout. Scout so tells him that he is non just and that Atticus would ne’er flog her until he had heard both sides of any narrative. Uncle Jack is so amazed as to the realisation that kids can hold such deepness of idea and in this minute he matures and understands kids better.
Another of the people that mature in this book by the custodies of Scout is the lynching rabble that comes to kill Tom Robinson. This is more a realisation but can besides be considered a maturing. The rabble comes to the prison with the direct purpose to hang Tom. Atticus is waiting at the prison for any problem that might originate and endanger his client. When the rabble arrives Atticus folds his paper and begins seeking to discourage the rabble from at that place desired class of action, nevertheless, the rabble is dead set on acquiring to Tom because of the rabble outlook that is present. They are non single people but portion of a rabble at this point and therefore they lack the logical thinking of a normal individual, so it is no admiration they are so dead set on killing Tom.
After awhile of Atticus speaking to the rabble Scout runs out to speak to Atticus. Atticus tries to acquire her to go forth but has no success. Scout so begins to speak to Mr. Cunningham ; she negotiations of how Walter Cunningham is in her category and assorted other personal topics with him. In this minute Scout pulls Mr. Cunningham out of the rabble outlook and back to a concluding individual degree. After Lookout does this Mr. Cunningham calls off the rabble and they all return place. It is sort of astonishing that a immature miss could, by her artlessness, discourage a whole rabble of work forces from their class of action, or do them to maturate, look at what they were making and analyse the effects.
This rabble is non the lone group of citizens that matured in this book either. Everyone in Maycomb matures in this book. After and during Tom s test I believe the people of Maycomb were forced to look at their beliefs and analyze their base. Tom Robinson was accused and committed with the colza of Mayella Ewell, during the trail Atticus had presented facts that all but proved Tom was guiltless. The lone grounds the province produced was the testimony of two white people.
When the jury went for deliberation everyone knew that Tom Robinson was guiltless. But if you understand the societal categories in the 1930 s you would understand that no affair what a black adult male could non be guiltless when accused by a white adult male. The jury deliberated for about two hours and when they came back they found Tom guilty. The writer uses the sum of clip that the jury was gone to typify that even though Tom was black they all knew he was guiltless but still they could ne’er happen him that manner. During that clip and after the people of Maycomb took a measure towards being able to happen a black adult male inexperienced person in a tribunal of jurisprudence which is a large measure towards adulthood.
It is rather obvious to see how the people of Maycomb matured in this book. From small Jem Finch to the whole county of Maycomb. It is interesting to see the alterations in the assorted characters and how some adulthood comes about immediately to others from an experience they had in the novel. It is rather obvious to see that adulthood comes from one s experiences and non the sum of clip that has passed in their life.