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The Maturity Of Scout And Jem In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper LeeIt is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they do nothing but make music for us to enjoy This wasquoted from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee a creative novelist To Kill a Mockingbird isabout a young girl named Jean-Louise Finch her brother Jeremy Finch and many other charactersJean- Louise is nick-named Scout and Jeremy is nick-named Jem Their father Atticus who was alawyer had been given a case to handle and did not have any choice but to receive it and work hisbest for his client The case was about an African man named Tom Robinson who was accused ofThroughout the story the reader sees how Scout and Jem are afraid of Boo because they think he isa monster and try to tease him They try to play tricks on Boo Later in the novel they are no longerafraid of him and are no longer interested in teasing himAnother example of their maturity is how they view people When Scout and Jem see how TomRobinson is treated just because he is black they begin to understand the meaning of prejudice Noone comes to help Tom Robinson except their father who defends him when Tom is accused ofraping a white woman Scout watches the trial and believes that he will be found innocent InsteadTom Robinson is found guilty Her disappointment in the verdict makes Scout question the idea ofWho in this town did one thing to help Tom Robinson just who 215Scout and Jem had believe that their father was not like any other fathers in school They see him asan old man who cant do anything However when a mad dog appears on the street Atticus theirfarther kills that dog with one shot They are surprised to learn that he is the best shot in the townTheyre attitude towards their father has changed This is a sign of maturity
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