How Does Atticus Kill A Mockingbird?

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It can turn what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend,” - Melody Beattie. This quote means that having gratitude for even the smallest of things can lead to a bigger reward. Gratitude can turn into acceptance which is important in any day and age, whether it is the 1930s or today. This quote connects to To Kill a Mockingbird because Atticus Finch teaches his children, Jem and Scout, about gratitude and acceptance. Atticus isn’t wealthy, and his wife passed away, but he teaches Jem and Scout to appreciate the life they have and the people they have with them regardless. Accepting others for their differences is a huge lesson Atticus teaches Jem and Scout. For example he teaches them about accepting Boo Radley, the town outsider and the black community who are taunted for the colour of their skin. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird is named Harper Lee. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, the year following the novel’s release date. The book was adapted to screen in 1962. Scout Finch is a young girl, between the ages of six and nine, living in the south during the 1930s, a time of the Great Depression, racism, and poverty in the United States. Scout and her brother, Jem, are taught life lessons by their father, Atticus, a lawyer who is ridiculed for defending black people in court.…
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