Lessons Learned In To Kill A Mockingbird

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TITLE “Sometimes I think I’m a total failure as a parent, but I’m all they’ve got. Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him…” Atticus is the teacher figure for his children, Jem and Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This book is about how Jeremy “Jem” Atticus Finch and Jean “Scout” Louise Finch learn important lessons along the story from Atticus. Empathy is the first lesson Scout learns and later demonstrates. The second lesson, courage, is learned by Jem. And the third lesson learned by both Jem and Scout is tolerance. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, morality is a big part of the theme; what one is taught as a child one will forever use as an adult. The first lesson learned by Scout is empathy. This is taught to her when she and Miss Caroline get into a little fight about how scout knows how to read. Scout comes home and tells her dad, Atticus, about the event. Atticus responds to the event by saying, “You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(39) He says this to Scout because she did not understand Miss Caroline was…show more content…
This is an important thing to remember because they are lessons that we as readers will use in our lives. We use every single one of these skills on a daily basis. For example, when a friend is going through a rough time we put ourselves in their shoes, and become empathetic towards them. When we are scared of something we become courageous. And finally when we cannot stand something we learn to tolerate it and let it slide of. Students should keep reading this book because it teaches them the lessons I stated above. Those lessons are important because they are very valuable and we will use them now and later in
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