Examples Of Wisdom In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Wisdom of Atticus Finch

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”, said Buddha, who was the main teacher for people seeking the spiritual enlightenment of buddhahood. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. If someone has good wisdom they can deal with hard situations easier. In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus is a wise father, clever lawyer and a brave man.

Atticus shows that he is a wise father in many ways. He said a very wise statement to his daughter in the book, "You never
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When Bob Ewell was on the stand Atticus asked questions that everyone thought were pointless but ended up to bring up a major example that showed Tom Robinson was innocent. The final example Atticus wanted Bob to write down his name on a piece of paper. First Atticus said “Mr. Ewell, can you read and write?” “I most positively can.” said Mr. Ewell (Lee, pg. 177). Atticus then followed with the question “Will you write your name and show us?” (Lee, pg. 177). Mr. Ewell did and when he grabbed the pencil and wrote with his left hand it showed everyone exactly what Atticus wanted it to show. With most of the injures obtained by Mr. Ewell’s daughter Mayella being on the left side of her body it showed that it was possible that Mr. Ewell beat his daughter and not Tom. It made even more sense when Tom was asked to stand and everyone saw that his left arm was nothing but a nub; which was from when he got it caught in Mr. Dolphus Raymond’s cotton gin when he was a boy. This section really shows how wise Atticus is because he brought up points about the case that no one even thought about but in the end were major points about the
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