To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Life Lessons Analysis

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In the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" Atticus Scouts father teaches us and his kids many life lessons. My favorite life lesson Atticus teaches is "the one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in the courtroom, be any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don't forget it whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he came from, that white man is trash." (chapter 23 page 252) This is my favorite quote because during the time in the book theirs a lot of racism going on and for Atticus a white man to say this is big. This is what makes Atticus…show more content…
The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin." To walk around in someone else skin in this quote means to look through things from a colored persons point of view and how they see life. This lesson "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a persons conscience." (chapter 11 page 120) teaches us the importance of making decisions as an individual based upon you own morals and values instead of following thw group and being influenced by what others do. The book "To Kill A Mockingbird" has many life lessons that Atticus teaches us and his children throughout the
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