To Kill A Mockingbird Lessons Analysis

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Lessons Scout Learns Frank Sonnenberg, a famous author, said lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned. Scout learned a lot of lessons about wisdom in To Kill a Mockingbird. Wisdom is shown in the book by Atticus, Heck Tate, and Jem. Atticus is Scout’s father and a lawyer. He is a very wise man who has seen a lot and learned a lot from those experiences. Like he said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee, 30) Scout kept on seeing this lesson repeated throughout the story. She saw it with Mrs. Dubois and her wanting to break her addiction. She also saw it with Tom Robinson and the trial. But she did not understand it until…show more content…
He tries to keep order during the trial. After Bob Ewell died he went to the Finches’ house and said “ To my way of thinkin ', takin ' one man who done you and this town a big service, and draggin ' him with his shy ways into the limelight - to me that 's a sin. It 's a sin.”(Lee, 276) Heck knew that Jem didn’t kill Bob and that he didn’t fall on his knife either. He knew that Boo was the only one who could have killed Bob. But bringing Boo into court would only cause more trouble. Boo had saved the kid’s lives and bringing his private life into the public wouldn’t help anyone. He made a wise decision and Scout realized this. During his time at the Finch house he also said “There’s a black man dead for no reason. Now the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch.” (Lee, 276) This again is right after Bob’s death and Heck was trying to convince Atticus that Bob fell on his knife and that Jem didn’t kill him. But Heck knew that Bob didn’t fall on his knife. Bob had gotten Tom killed and now Bob was dead. Everyone was even and Heck thought it was just easier to leave it at that instead of having another trial. Scout learned from Heck when he went to their house. He made the right choice even when Atticus didn’t agree
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