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Moral Values And Life Lessons On The Eyes Of Scout, By Harper Lee

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[insert title here] Literature is considered timeless when it has stood the test of time. The characters, and the content remain relevant present day, no matter when the novel was written. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee the iconic novel exposes timeless themes and issues which are just as relevant today as they were when the novel was written. The novel follows the eyes of Scout, a young girl. She observes many timeless issues and begins to comprehend the value of her morals. It is through the townspeople of Maycomb that timeless themes are exposed. To Kill A Mockingbird is a timeless novel because of the universal themes, moral values and life lessons explored in the novel by Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Scout. Firstly, Boo Radley is a character who strongly represents the timeless themes examined in the novel. One cannot judge a person on something as insubstantial as rumors. Once feared by the adults and children alike because of the terrible crimes that he is believed to have committed, Boo’s acts of kindness towards Jem and Scout demonstrate that he is a man to be pitied, not feared. Jem gives a specific description of Boo based off of his limited knowledge from the rumours circulating Maycomb. Boo is “about six-and-a-half feet tall;” he dines “on raw squirrels and any cats he [can] catch;” there is a “long jagged scar that [runs] across his face; what teeth he [has are] yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he [drools] most of the time” (Lee 16). The
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