To Kill A Mockingbird Essay On Wisdom And Intelligence

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The Sixth Sense Wisdom vs intelligence, Which is more helpful? You could compare the definitions, but I think it 's deeper than that. To Kill a Mockingbird is full of wisdom and intelligence that only books can bring forth but it also contains a major lack of these traits and that, sadly, is not only found in books. In this essay, I will try to be unbiased but I believe that intelligence is more helpful. I will go over the advantages and disadvantages of both, but to do that you either have to be both wise and intelligent or neither. I think I can pull off the latter in this essay. First I will discuss wisdom in terms of the book and also real life, then intelligence with the same discussion, then compare and contrast. Wisdom is a very central…show more content…
Intelligence, readily available and eagerly sought by some. The differences between it and wisdom is a pretty common question with lots of answers. The dictionary says that intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. In terms of the book you could say that Atticus was very intelligent in many areas and Scout was able to read at a much younger age than some people. You could also say that Dolphus Raymond is intelligent because he realised the hypocrisies that white people commit. "When I come to town, which is seldom, if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond 's in the clutches of whiskey—that 's why he won 't change his ways. He can 't help himself, that 's why he lives the way he does."(Lee, 221) At the time of the book 's main plot I feel there was a hefty lack of intelligence going around the country with a few exceptions. Dolphus pretends to be drunk so that people can understand him; if he didn’t they might lash out at him for being different. That 's what the lack of intelligence does, it creates fear for the things people can 't understand. People like Atticus and Dolphus both new there was nothing wrong with the African American populations but they both needed a reason to be decent to them without being majorly scrutinized. In Atticus’ case his reason, the trial, almost wasn 't enough and he was almost hurt. Another big part where intelligence comes into play in the book is obviously the trial. “Will

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