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Atticus Perspective In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Imagine if you changed something to be better but everyone hated you while you were doing it. Then when you finally finished only some people appreciated what you did. This is what Atticus and Boo did to change people’s perspective and Macomb's perspective. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us that Atticus and Boo Radley are teachers by changing people's lives by helping them see different points of view. Atticus has been a teacher to the Maycomb community by going against what most people think. For example, Atticus was standing up to racism even though he knew he would lose. Scout was asking Atticus “‘You aren’t really an [n-lover], then, are you?’” and he answers, “‘I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody’” (144). Atticus is teaching Scout to…show more content…
This is what Scout saw Boo do, “He was carrying Jem. Jem’s arm was dangling crazily in front of him” (352). Scout saw Boo saving Jem’s life by killing Bob Ewell and taking Jem home. Another example is, “Bob Ewell is lyin’ on the ground under that tree down yonder with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs. He’s dead Mr. Finch ” (357). This is the evidence Heck Tate brought to Atticus to prove how Boo killed Bob Ewell. Boo was a teacher to Jem because he will now know what it is like to be saved. Now Jem might help other people and even save someone's life. Jem never got to see Boo but he still knows it was Boo and that the rumors about Boo are wrong. Jem and Boo have some connection with being different but now they have even more in common. Atticus and Boo help people’s lives by teaching them to see things differently. Atticus has helped Maycomb overcome racism. Atticus has also helped Scout understand a very important person in her life which is Boo. In the end, Boo was a teacher to Jem’s by saving his life. Everyone has teachers in their life but the ones that help you understand life situations are the ones we should
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