Lee shoes the coming of age through children in a book that has innocence and many important life lessons. These coming of age moments are important to know about since they shape who we are. They show that kids believe what they grow up hearing from their parents and seeing from someone else’s shoes. Harper lee is trying to show that kids are innocent but as they grow up, they look at the world for what it really is and realize that people are unfair and you can’t do anything about
There are many instances throughout the novel where Atticus is seen teaching his children about the world around them, and tips on how to flourish in their society. Scout, Atticus’s only daughter, did not understand fully how to demonstrate empathy, until Atticus told her this, ‘“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” ’ In this quote, Atticus is teaching Scout how to interact with those around her and demonstrate empathy by seeing things their way. Towards the end of the novel, Scout remembers this quote when she is standing on the Radley’s porch, which indicates that Atticus has an impact as a teacher in Scout’s life.
It is crucially important to realize that Atticus did not tell his children about him being known as the best shot in town because this shows how humble he really is. Although Atticus does not directly talk to his children about humility; readers are able to understand how important this quality is to him. When Scout finds out about this, she wants to tell everybody, but Jem said on page 130, “I reckon if he 'd wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us.” Jem realized that his father was so humble and not prideful, and he went on to say that he was a gentleman just like Atticus.
Getting Doodle to walk is something Doodle should want and not brother. The time Doodle had walked his first steps brother cried too, but he cried because he was untruthful. It was something he wanted and not Doodle. This brings me to the last point.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but gives so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters Jem and Scout learn many valuable lessons that do not necessarily come from school education. Throughout the book, valuable lessons Jem and Scout learn are more found in real-life rather than in a school atmosphere. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes they are mentioned, seems to the reader that the school is protecting them and holds them back. In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc.
In chapter 8, Scout and Jem find a “tarnished medal” in a knothole in a tree. Scout and Jem decide to show the medal to Atticus, to which he tells them that it looks to be a spelling medal from the Maycomb County schools spelling contests from long before Jem and Scout were born. Atticus’s conscience tells him that someone in the Maycomb community could be searching for this medal; he demonstrates his caring thought by first asking Jem and Scout if they had asked around. Atticus wants his morals to be shown in his children and although Jem and Scout lie about where they found it Atticus still tries his best to pass down his good
“One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” A quote from Atticus and a theme that was portrayed in all chapters of the book because nobody really understood how each person lived because they have only seen it in their perspective. Since children are very honest with their opinions they never had thought of the other person perspective, however, when they went through challenges they soon came to realize how Maycomb really is and started considering things. The author set out clues and other elements to portray the theme and to make the book more entertaining. Some literal elements Harper Lee has portrayed in How to Kill a Mocking Bird is the point of view because it sets up the emotions
Atticus is a responsible character in to reasons. The first reason is a father figure for his kids. He’s protective by telling the kids why its a sin ti shoot a mockingbird. He gets scared when Scout and Jem show up at the lynch mob. He doesn’t want the kids to be in the courtroom when the trial happens.
How does Lee present Atticus in part I of the novel? Lee presents Atticus as an exceptional father who, despite the belief of the majority of Maycomb residents, chooses to respect his children, and raises them without a wife or mother to look after the children— which was frowned upon, particularly by his sister Alexandra. Lee has shaped our responses to Atticus in a positive light through the eyes of (six-to-nine year old) Scout Finch.
Sure, good books have a moral or life lesson at the end of them, but great books have many. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Scout, the main character, learns many lessons. In a nutshell, Scout and her brother, Jem, are growing up in a world of inequality and prejudice. In the mix of all of this Scout learns many important and valuable life lessons. A few of these are: Everyone should be treated equally, to fight with your head, and not to judge people so quickly.
This quote relates very well because Atticus tells them that to not be like the other kids and to be equal it shows how the parent has powerful influences over the child and not friends. Clearly, this is agreeable going both ways as in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and in real life friends that can have powerful influences than a parent. The situation with Arthur in the novel goes well with how he has more powerful influences with friends than with parents. In today’s world, it can be very different depending on the situations, but, the older they get, the more they agree with their friends idea and parents don’t have a powerful influence
From the beginning of the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Atticus has taught the young children in the story many lessons regarding the current situation they are encountering at the moment. One of the lessons Atticus taught was not to judge someone until they have walked in that person’s shoes. This lesson shows up numerous times throughout the book and movie of the story. Although the movie has a clear explanation of the teaching, the book has exceptional storylines following the lesson Atticus taught Scout. When the Finches had Walter Cunningham over for dinner one night, Scout was appalled by the way Walter was eating his dinner.
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” presents readers with many life lessons. The book is set at a very controversial time period around the World War II era. The time period is one which is simply black against white. The book is narrated by a tom-boy, Scout, growing up in her early ages of life. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer, who defends a black man named Tom Robinson, who is being treated unfairly in court.