To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee To kill a mockingbird is a story about innocence, knowledge, prejudice, courage and growing up. The main character is Scout Finch. The book is about what she learns about people and life over the course of those two years. The book takes place in 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. She lives with her father Atticus, her brother Jem and their cook. Scout´s father is a lawyer. Scout basically learns 4 major lessons of the course of the book; she learns them partly from Atticus and partly from her own experience. The first lesson; is that you don’t understand someone until you put yourself in their shoes. She takes a while to master this one. Across the street from where Scout lives, lives Boo Radley or Arthur Radley, the mysterious neighbor who saves Scout and Jem from being killed. The second important lesson is that you don’t kill a mockingbird, Atticus gives the children air rifle, and they are allowed to kill whatever bird but mockingbirds because mockingbirds don’t eat anyone’s plants or harm anything, they just makes music. A mockingbird has a metaphoric meaning too, anyone who is weak and defenseless. To kill a mockingbird is to take advantage of someone weaker than you. The second face of the book involves Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man who been arrested in charge with raping a white women named Mayella Ewell. Atticus has been appointed as a defend attorney and he is determined to do a good job at it even if he knows he going to lose because of racism. Everybody in town is racist. Jem and Scout getting teased and talked about, because their father is defending a black man. Atticus doesn’t want them to fight the other kids but to try to be calm and keep their heads up to the face of adversity. He wants to teach them the lesson: the true bravery is when you keep fighting of persevering even when you know you can’t win. Scout and Jem sit

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