To Kill A Mockingbird

Themes

The Theme of To Kill A Mockingbird

There isn't just one theme in To Kill A Mockingbird, but I think that the best, and most important theme of this book is courage. To Kill A Mockingbird shows so much courage throughout the whole book. Through every scene in the book, there was at least one person showing courage. Without courage, To Kill A Mockingbird could not end the way that it ended.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus

growing up

The second most important theme of To Kill A Mockingbird is learning to grow up. At the beginning of the book, Jem and Scout had a lot of growing up to do. Through all of the events that happened, every single event shaped them into the kind of person they turned out to be in the end.

What Made Jem And Scout Grow Up

At the beginning of To Kill A Mockingbird, all Scout and Jem liked to do was goof off and have fun all the time. When Aunt Alexandra came to stay with the three of them, she helped Scout turn into a lovely young lady. At first, Scout didn't like that at all, but she then grew into liking it. When Atticus defended Tom Robinson in the court case saying that he didn't rape the Euwell girl, it was a very rough time for not just Atticus, but also for Scout and Jem too. Tom Robinson was a black man and all of the people in Maycomb believed that Tom Robinson was guilty even when he wasn't. Everybody turned against Atticus and because Scout and Jem were his children, everyone turned against them too. I think that having to go through the thought that someone wants you dead takes a lot of maturity. I also think that having a father like Atticus is somewhat of a blessing because it is obvious that he loves his children very much and would not let anything happen to them no matter what. Atticus had a very big part in allowing his children to grow up.