Examples Of Life Lessons In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Maycomb County Teaches : Life Lessons Of Scout

We learn many things from school, but we learn the most meaningful things from our own experiences and people close to us. What are the most meaningful things, they are life lessons. They are lessons we learn as we grow up and use throughout our whole life. Similarly Scout the protagonist In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A MockingBird learns to not judge someone until one walks a mile in their shoes, and not to kill mocking birds. What she learns is slowly taught to her by the people around her and the experiences she has.

The first life lesson that Scout encounters is not to judge someone until one really knows them. In this novel the first person that starts to teach Scout a lesson is Atticus,
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Like the other life lesson Scout is introduced in this lesson by Atticus again. Atticus tells Scout and Jem, “Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(119). This is important to Scout because out of everyone Atticus is the one to say it's a sin, which might be why Scout may have paid double attention to this life lesson. Tim Johnson is another figure that shows Scout this life lesson. The author states ,“Tim Johnson was the property of Mr.Harry Johnson who drove the mobile bus”(122). Calpurnia says, “He’s gone lopsided”(122). Tim Johnson had no defense against Atticus and what was happening to him and that is why he is a mockingbird and a great example for Scout to learn from. Boo Radley is another important character that helps Scout learn this lesson. According to Mrs.Stephanie, “Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities. Mrs. Radley ran screaming into the street that Arthur was killing them all, but when the sheriff arrived he found Boo still sitting in the living room, cutting up the Tribune. He was thirty-three years old then”(13). We can see how Boo was taken advantage of when he was young, he was weak and defenseless against the people around him which makes him the biggest mockingbird in the book, also with the best living example for Scout to learn with. The reader notices that Scout learns this life lesson mostly through examples Harper Lee puts in her
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