Remember It's A Sin To Kill A Mockingbird

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Growing up is more than just a physical process, through everyday life during childhood simple but important lesson of what is right and wrong are learned that will remain with you your whole life. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is considered a coming of age story, a story about growing up and becoming an adult. The novel takes place in a quiet southern town, narrated by a young child Scout Finch. Simple events from the story provide Scout with ideas and morals that will stay with her her whole life. In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout learns to see people's situations from their point of view, it is a sin to harm someone that has done nothing wrong, and she learned most people are good once you know them. In To Kill a Mockingbird scout learned to look at situations though others’ points of view before judging them. Scout learned this important lesson several times throughout the novel, she first learned this when Walter Cunningham jr came to the Finch’s house for dinner and Scout witnessed that not everyone lives the same way as she does. …show more content…

Atticus compared these harmless people to mockingbirds, “‘Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird,’ that was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something.” Atticus explained how it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird because they never do anything wrong, the only thing they do is sing for everyone to hear. Throughout the novel, Scout saw many innocent people harmed for doing nothing wrong; Tom Robinson was even shot and killed. In the end of the novel, this ideal is additionally exemplified when Atticus and Heck Tate decide against pressing charges on Boo Radley for killing Bob Ewell. It would be wrong to being so much attention to Boo since he lives a life of solitude, he never did anything wrong all he did was save Jem and scouts life. Scout learned and held onto the moral that she should not do wrong to innocent

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