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The Maturation Of Maycomb Essay

899 words - 4 pages

The young heart and mind are interesting things, with such innocence to believe whatever it wants, and such malleability to soak up all the information it can. “To Kill A Mockingbird” shows the evolution of not just two children, but rather an entire cast of characters, really a whole town. The thoughts, actions, and words of Scout, Jem, and the community start off as childish, immature, closed-minded, but yet very trusting. These characters however grow, or bloom rather by the end, to be accepting, and full of self-wonder. Scout and Jem have to mature very quickly and in many different to accommodate, and adapt to their changing world.
Andrew Radley is a mystery that envelops the entire county of Maycomb. Its inhabitants compare Andrew what we would commonly know as the “Boogie Man”, they make up abderian stories about just what Andrew Radley did to get the way he is. The townsfolk almost seem to forget that Andrew is a real person, he is transferred to an ethereal state of fantasy for schoolchildren. Now eventually Jem and Scouts minds were destined to move on from the “Boo” conspiracy as they mature in age and spirit. Eventually the allure and fright of Andrew Radley is forgotten and left to minds younger than their own. One can equate this to how as we all grew up in our own ways, myths of fantasmagorical illusions like worlds were princesses are guarded by dragons and princes come to sweep them off their feet, and ride off into the sunset of an inaniloquent world. Or tales of glass slippers and magical pumpkins pulled by equestrians transferred from the rattus family simply fade in our hearts and minds. The fact that such myths can be loved in the first place is a wonderful part of humanity, and goes to show that we want to believe in staying younger than we are never grow up, because why grow up when we can be simply given life love, and imagination from our loving familiars. Miss Stephanie Crawford is on loving familiar in Maycomb county, devoted to Dill, and the community of friends that made up small town Alabama. The way Miss Crawford can have such adoxography about the subject of Andrew is childishly disarming in an adult, as the rumor infects all of Maycomb with it hilarity.
Jem and Scout are growing up in a time of great change, racial differences are a heated subject as the deep-south unrestitutedly resigned to not giving equal respect to people of the other races. But in the story of “To Kill A Mockingbird” we see Scout and Jem...

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