Essay On The Importance Of Education In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela
“To Kill A Mockingbird” is a novel written by Harper Lee which was first published in 1960. The novel took place in the early 1930s during the era of the Great Depression in the small southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. The novel is narrated from the perspective of a six - nine year old girl named Jean Louise (“Scout”) Finch. Scout is the daughter of Atticus Finch, who is a white lawyer who was asked to defend Tom Robinson, who is a black man accused of raping a white woman. To kill a mockingbird portrays scout's growing awareness of the hypocrisy and prejudice of the adult world. In “To Kill A MockingBird” Harper Lee expresses the importance of education
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Scout, being a student and a child who is very inquisitive, notices how the school isn’t all that she thought it would be. Scout and many other children were thrilled when they discovered that they were eligible to attend school. Once they had arrived their thoughts had changed, and were discouraged to continue returning to school ( ). The reason being that they quickly noted that school is very narrow minded. The school has a specific structure and isn’t open to new ideas. With this school structure and way of teaching, it drains the students of their creativity because of their teachers. Mrs. Caroline is Scout’s first grade teacher who attempts to implement new teaching methods ( ). Mrs. Caroline would constantly get cross with Scout because she found out that Scout was literate and that she could write as well ( ). Mrs. Caroline doesn't appreciate when the students think on their own and find different methods of doing things ( ). Scout is mainly affected by this due to the fact that Scout very much dislikes school, and it causes her to constantly want to rebel against the school system, because she is not allowed to do what she wants. Besides that, there are multiple other ways to learn and multiple other individuals who can assist in doing
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