Life Lessons Scout Learned In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the novel is set in Alabama America during the early 1930's. The character Jean Louise Finch (Scout) is essential to the text as she helps the readers understand important life lesson's throughout the book. The life lessons learnt are it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, to walk around in someone else's shoes and courage. Scout first learns of courage when Jem has to read for the old lady down the road Mrs Dubose. During the book Mrs Dubose dies from being a morphine addict "It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what." Atticus says this to Scout and Jem showing them what courage is, because Mrs Dubose tried to give up morphine but being an addict she…show more content…
. . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This helps Scout understand that Ms Fisher doesn't understand the locals and their ways because she is not form the town of Maycomb. Scout takes this lesson all through the book and keeps reminding the readers of this life lesson. The life lesson of it's a sin to kill a mockingbird is shown when Atticus buys Jem and Scout air rifles for Christmas. Upon receiving the air rifles Atticus tells Jem” Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Scout asks Miss Maudie why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird "They don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" From this life lesson Scout learns that, that life lesson doesn't just apply to birds but also humans in fact Tom Robinson. This applies to Tom as he is found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Scout realises he isn't guilty but that he was blamed for raping her because of skin colour (black). Scout helps readers understand this life lesson and shows that this is important for people to
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