Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay In To Kill A Mockingbird it is a recurring theme for a lack of education to develop into a lack of judgment. This novel, by Harper Lee, includes many lessons taught by Atticus Finch to his children. He taught Scout and Jem, his children, that race and appearance does not affect the quality of a person, you will never understand one’s actions until you see things from their point of view and lastly to look past the evil in everyone. Atticus has great domination over his children and the way they are growing up. Education can help overcome the judgment in a community, but develop one as well. The first lesson Atticus taught his children was that race and appearance does not affect the quality of a person. One example of this lesson would be “I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody…”. This is when Mrs. Dubose was humiliating Atticus in front of his children being that he was defending Tom Robinson, a black man, of being accused of rape of Mayella Ewell. Atticus established an immense impact on his children 's lives, especially Jem’s being that he taught them to not be aggrieved by what other people think is atrocious because it just goes to show that without education and a right mind, that person has some very poor thoughts. Another example would be “...when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins.”. Atticus is telling his children about how he lost the trial even though he proved that Tom Robinson was

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