Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Taught me many lessons that I apply to my life each day. To Kill a Mockingbird has made an incredible impact on my life and has made me realize many things. As I have gotten older I have begun to realize how things are not always as they appear to be. Whether it is people, situations or even opportunities. You may think you know or understand someone when in reality you may not even understand anything about the person at all. Today, society is often quick to judge and make assumptions about individuals without even knowing their story and sometimes even half of their story. Being a teenager and a young adult in the world today can be difficult. We are told how to act and how to dress according to the world’s standards. Harper Lee taught me the importance of being myself through her story about Scout. I now know how important it is to stand up for myself and never let anyone belittle my values. The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird I was amazed and honestly a little bit confused. There was such an incredible and powerful lesson taught throughout the book. It was not a lesson that many sixteen year olds like myself even paid attention to or would even begin to apply to their lives. People are not always as they seem. People often put on a strong front, even when they are feeling weak. People often have a hidden past that they are ashamed about. People may have been through so many experiences that they are a little

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