To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: Character Analysis

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Not every kid acts the same. Most of them act a certain way because of what an adult has taught them or an important life lessons they learned from them. Life lessons can impact one's beliefs and behavior. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, the 6 year old narrator’s beliefs and behavior was influenced by Atticus, Mrs. Dubose, and Miss Maudie by the lessons they taught her. Atticus taught her compassion and forgiveness, Mrs. Dubose showed what real courage is, and Miss Maudie taught Scout there is always light in darkness and explained why it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Atticus taught Scout compassion and forgiveness. Scout came home one day very upset of the misfortunes that happened in school. She asked if she could leave …show more content…

Jem being Scout’s brother means any lessons that is being taught to Jem will get to Scout too. Jem broke Mrs. Dubose’s camellias Atticus punishes Jem by making him read to Mrs. Dubose everyday except Sunday. Jem asked why Atticus wanted him to read to Mrs. Dubose. Atticus responses back “I want you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyways and you see it through no matter what” (112). Atticus wanted Jem and Scout to learn that courage isn’t something physical but more of a mental thing. Mrs. Dubose their rude neighbor who had a morphine addiction. She knew it was gonna be hard to conquer this addiction but she tried anyways. Atticus shows his respect for Mrs. Dubose saying “You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew” (112). Mrs. Dubose knew that getting rid of her morphine addiction would be a difficult task. Yet she still continued on with it. She set her mind on it and did it. Showing that she has courage to finish something that she set her mind

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