To Kill A Mockingbird Life Lessons Analysis

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In the novel,To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, both Scout and Jem learn many important life lessons as they journey from childhood into young adolescents. One lesson that the children learn deals with empathy. Another lesson that has to do is mockingbirds and why they should never be killed. The third lesson that the children learn is the definition of courage. Finally they learn to not to take advantage of god’s gift. The first life lesson takes place early in the novel. Scout is talking to her father about the first day of school. She tells him she that doesn’t want to go back to school because her teacher Miss Caroline told her she was taught the wrong way to read. She also tried to send the Ewell boy back home. After she explains to Atticus he says that she has to go back to school and can’t teach her how to read like his father, but also he tells her that he would be put in jail if he kept her home.Then he says to her’’you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.’’(pg-30) Another important life lesson takes place later, when the children learn the importance of a mockingbird. Atticus says it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Miss Maudie explains to them what he means. She says, ‘’Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They…show more content…
They four important life lesson as they grow up. First lesson they learn in the story is empathy. Scout learns that she must walk in the shoes of another person before making any type of judgement. Children also learn that to kill a mockingbird is a sin. Miss Maudie explains to them that a mockingbird doesn’t harm us but sing their hearts out to make joyful music for us to enjoy. The third life lesson is them learning the actual meaning of courage. Finally the fourth life lesson they learn is not to judge a book by its
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