Becoming A Better Person In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout the ages, humans have continued to struggle with the same issues. Many people find excuses for their failures instead of accepting their flaws. Many people struggle to be humble, noble, true to their beliefs, understanding of others, respectful, calm in the heat of the moment, along with other things. It is something that everyone has to work on, but the struggles and discipline that come with becoming a better person often make people shy away. Regardless, when someone puts in the effort to become better, they can become the role model that everyone could look towards. Harper Lee wrote the novel To Kill A Mockingbird in 1960; in the story, the main character’s father has virtues that he works towards to be the person that his children…show more content…
He endures struggles throughout the book because he knows what is right, and will not let the hardships of doing good stop him from helping someone. Robert Kipling wrote a poem in 1895 with similar themes, talking about how to become a better person. It suggests, one must humble but confident, fight for what is right, while remaining true to the lessons that paved the way. The two pieces of literature, though old, represent qualities that people are still trying to achieve. Atticus was an immensely patient and understanding man, yet he was incredibly stubborn when he knew what was right. Multiple times throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” he demonstrated his ability to stay rational and view others’ points of views. One intense instance, was in front of the jail when the group of men came to kill Tom Robinson, Scout depicted his actions by saying, “We saw Atticus look up from his newspaper. He closed it, folded it deliberately,
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