Wisdom Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“If you just learn a single trick, Scout, 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… Until you climb inside of his skin and around in it.” This is a quote by Atticus Finch from the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This quote shows real wisdom in Atticus and how he spreads that knowledge to his family. Atticus has many moments throughout the book that he expresses wise thoughts just like this. He shares them with his children and others around him at the exact right moment. In the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird“, wisdom is one of the biggest themes because it teaches many great life lessons, shows how much different a person is if they are wise, and it is what ultimately helps Scout mature and understand the world around here. Many life lessons …show more content…

Bob Ewell isn't known around town for being the wisest man. In fact, he's known for almost the exact opposite. As Scout tells us, “Atticus said the Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. None of them had done an honest day's work in his recollection.” This quote tells a lot about the Ewells. They’re lazy, unmotivated, and showed to be very rude in some parts of the book. The Ewell family never went to school, besides the first day. One of Bob’s sons, Burris was in Scout’s first grade class, but only came the first day and caused quite a scene. Burris got upset with the teacher and called her all sorts of rude names. He didn’t feel bad about it at all afterwards, as Scout tells us, “He waited until he was sure she was crying, then he shuffled out of the building.” This family doesn’t have a lot of wisdom in them, they don’t have the best life, but none of them will work so it really is their fault for their situation. Going from a man like Bob Ewell and a man like Atticus Finch, you can clearly see one main difference,

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