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Character Analysis Of Atticus In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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To Kill A Mockingbird In “To Kill a Mockingbird” there are many teachers that teach Jem and Scout that give them life lessons to help them understand life better. One of the teachers Jem and Scout have is Atticus. Atticus is the most important teacher to Jem and Scout because he teaches the most important lessons out of all of their teachers and he has the most wisdom. One example of Atticus teaching the kids a lesson is when he said , “If you can learn a simple 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”(lee 39). This quote means that you cannot judge a person unless you know what they are going through, and also show respect…show more content…
This quote is a good one to show respect because it explains how you should always respect your company and to not make them feel bad while they are in your house.It tells the kids that they should respect everyone they encounter everyday. One last teacher that Jem and Scout have is Miss. Maudie. Miss. Maudie is a kind and gentle lady that teach the kids to respect people because you should not judge them just like Atticus taught. One quote that Miss.Maudie said was ,“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(lee 119) This quote is close in meaning compared to Atticus’s quote, this quote means that Mockingbirds are the nicest birds that show a lot of respect to humans. They do not harm us, they treat us nicely and only sing beautiful music for us to listen to. This quote connects to all the other quotes the other teachers have taught because they all have a similar theme which is to respect everyone and everything around you no matter what, because it is the nicest thing to do. In conclusion Jem and Scout have many teachers that teach them many life lessons, it is important for the growth of their mind of a child
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