The Importance Of Morality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Morality is something that everyone has, and it is important to one’s everyday life. It helps one to grow as a person and leaves an impression on every person one will meet. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, multiple characters learn lessons that affect their morality throughout the story as they experience new things. In the novel Scout and Jem learn about having respect for everyone from Atticus’ actions, Scout and Jem also learn that they have to be able to relate to someone before they can fully understand them, and they learn to never follow the crowd and to not let others people’s opinions influence them because Atticus did so himself. First of all, Scout and Jem learn the importance of respecting others no matter what race, class, or age when Atticus exhibits respect to people even if it made his children unhappy. In the novel it states,”Son,…show more content…
In the novel it states,”’Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves’” (104). This quote shows that Atticus does not follow what everyone else in Maycomb believes and isn’t embarrassed about telling Scout about it. It is important for him to teach this to Scout and Scout learns immensely from it by taking it into her own life and not judging others based on their skin just because all of her friends do. Also, Atticus showed Scout and Jem that it was important to do what one wants to do and not what others wants one to do.Atticus shows the children this by not “living on the land” of Finch’s Landing like the rest of his family members but rather becoming a lawyer. This showed Scout and Jem to not follow in the footsteps in others if they do not
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