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Harper Lees To Kill A Mockingbird is clearly a bildungs roman Bildungs roman is defined as the development of the protagonists mind and character as the character passes through childhood into adulthood Harper Lee enriches and builds her novel by using an episodic format She teaches Scout and Jem lessons by giving them out in little sub stories In chapter ten the lesson of Tim Johnson Scout and Jem see that some people have unspoken talents The lessons are contained within these little sub stories The episodes are enclosed within one or two chapters In To Kill A Mockingbird these episodes could be lifted out of the novel and stand alone as a short storyIn the beginning of chapter ten the lesson of Tim Johnson Scout and Jem are ashamed of their father AtticusAtticus was feeble he was nearly fifty When Jem and I ask him why he was so old he said he got started late which we felt reflected upon his abilities and manliness He was much older than the parents of our school contemporaries and there was nothing Jem or I could say about him when our classmates said My father- Our father didnt do anything He worked in an office not in a drugstore Atticus didnt drive a dump-truck for the county he was not the sheriff he did not farm work in a garage or do anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone 89 Scout and Jem are ashamed of Atticus because he is older than the other parents They wish that they could have a normal dad who could play football for the Methodists or drive truck Scout and Jem fail to see that Atticus is a well-respected individual among his peers Another example of Atticus not fulfilling the norm is He did not do any of the things our schoolmates fathers did He never went hunting he did not play poker or fish
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