To Kill A Mockingbird Injustices

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As a child grows up, they have individuals whom they look up to and these people make negative or positive impacts onto the child’s learning. For the majority of children, adults are the ones affecting the way they learn while growing up. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a Twentieth Century text that informs the readers about the injustices taking place in a sleepy southern town from a perspective of a child named Scout. Throughout Scout’s experiences in Maycomb County, the characters that have affected her learning in a positive way are Boo Radley, Atticus and Miss Maudie. While being a very isolated character in the novel, Boo Radley has taught Scout several lessons in life and has been a good father figure to her. Lee shows Boo Radley’s…show more content…
Atticus being a lawyer allows him to see the injustices that certain people have and also allows him to gain the knowledge of what is right and wrong. He has taught Scout a valuable lesson when Uncle Jack once gave Scout and Jem rifles for Christmas. Atticus was exclaiming to Jem “‘I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can him ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’”(Lee 119). This is evident because when Atticus tells Jem about how killing a mockingbird is a sin, Scout overhears their conversation and gets curious so she asks Miss Maudie. Not only does Scout learn that this is a sin but also do the readers because Lee symbolizes mockingbirds as people. Another example of when Atticus has taught Scout a valuable lesson was when Scout was talking to him about her feelings towards Boo Radley. He tells…show more content…
This is significant because the lesson that Scout learns from this is that doing or saying something wrong to someone that does nothing is a sin. Mockingbirds are symbolizing people that are innocent and do no harm. Another time that Miss Maudie teaches Scout a valuable lesson is after Scout’s father, Atticus shoots a rabid dog. This is the time when Scout learns that her father is not only known as a lawyer, but also has a reputation as ‘one-shot-Finch’. After her father shoots the dog, Scout becomes confused and sad about why her father would ever do such a thing. She tells
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