These are all things people generally do in their childhood and in summer.
Some of the things they do seem to be menial such as ‘fussing’ which also seems quite childish.
The effect of ‘long jagged scar’, ‘teeth he had were yellow and rotten’ and ‘his eyes popped’ sounds like an evil, scary monster.
They turn him into a horror story and is probably very exaggerated.
When Tom Robinson is found guilty they are really upset and cry at the unfair verdict.
They know Tom is innocent but the society they live in will make sure he is found guilty. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. ‘ This passage from chapter 22, page 234 is after Tom is found guilty.
Atticus is the most important role model as he helps them mature the most.
Although he is their father, he does not treat them as children but as adults.
In this essay I will be exploring Jem and Scout’s journey to maturity throughout the novel; To Kill a Mockingbird.
I will look at the techniques Harper Lee use and how well they work in portraying their growth to maturity.