Lessons In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird teaches many good lessons about people. In this book, Jem and Scout are able to witness everyday situations in which people are not treated the same or do not have the same way of life. The children get to see and understand the Tom Robinson trial. They also see how other people lives are different from theirs, including the lives of the Cunningham’s, the Ewell’s, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley. The children are also able to make their own opinions about most of the situations that they see. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the setting of Maycomb County helps shape the kind of people Jem and Scout Finch will become by having the children see racism within the town firsthand, and by allowing them to see how Boo Radley was an outcast of the town. They also have their father, a good role model, to show them why judging someone can be wrong. The first way that Maycomb County helps to shape the people that…show more content…
This person is named Boo Radley. Boo Radley never came outside of his house after stabbing someone with scissors. Therefore, people didn’t really know much about him besides that one incident. The people in Maycomb only knew of this one incident and so they believed that he must be a bad person. Jem and Scout have had some good experiences with Boo even though they have never seen him. One such experience is when Scout “pulled out two small images carved in soap” (Lee 80). The figurines were of Jem and Scout. Why would a bad person take the time to make something like this for two children? They wouldn’t, and that is what Jem and Scout found out about Boo Radley. He was not a bad person. Boo Radley did one bad thing and that is all he is known for, but once again Jem and Scout are not quick to judge. The decision to not assume how someone is could just save their
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