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To Kill A Mockingbird Life Lesson Analysis

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Sure, good books have a moral or life lesson at the end of them, but great books have many. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Scout, the main character, learns many lessons. In a nutshell, Scout and her brother, Jem, are growing up in a world of inequality and prejudice. In the mix of all of this Scout learns many important and valuable life lessons. A few of these are: Everyone should be treated equally, to fight with your head, and not to judge people so quickly. First of all, one of the life lesson Scout learns is that everyone should be treated equally. One way she learns this lesson is from Calpurnia, who has taken on the role of Scout and Jem’s mother figure. When Walter Cunningham comes over for lunch Scout criticizes him very rudely. Calpurnia takes Scout into the kitchen and scolds her. Calpurnia tells Scout that just because Walter is lower it doesn’t mean you can treat…show more content…
She learns this from Atticus in a couple of ways. One way is when Atticus tells Scout not to judge Miss Caroline. Scout is very angry with Miss Caroline and thinks she is a mean, prissy person. Scout is told to walk around in Miss Caroline’s skin to see where she is coming from. Even though she doesn’t necessarily understand it, she later learns that she shouldn’t judge people so quickly, and applies it when she meets a new person. Moreover, Scout learns that is very important that she shouldn’t judge people too quickly, when she meets Boo Radley. Before she met him, Scout believed all the rumors that people said about them. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall...hands were bloodstained…long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten…” (Lee 14) these rumors led to her thinking Boo was a monster. However, at the end of the book when Scout meets Boo, he is nothing like the character she was led to believe. In the end, she finally learns that to judge people quickly is
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