To Kill a Mockingbird

Examines the importance of the Journey to the characters’ relationship in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

Harper Lee, in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, clearly understood the importance of the journey for the end of the story seems almost incidental. We understand that Scout will see a change in the people around her, we understand that there may be tragedy awaiting her. But, we cannot truly care if what happens between the beginning and the end of the story is not compelling and allows us to understand one of the most engaging and endearing literary characters in American fiction. It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate that both Scout and Boo Radley are more important to themselves, each other and to the reader during the story than at the end.