Both Scout and Jem learned many lessons from Atticus. Scout learned to put herself into someone else's shoes, and in their perspective. She stood on Boo Radley's porch and realized what he was going through with being alone. On the other hand, Jem learns about courage and to see things through in life. He learns about this when Atticus explains about the Tom Robinson case and Mrs.Dubose with her drug addiction.
Scout learned not to get so defensive of her father, with Miss Caroline learning not to judge her students. She learned to not judge Scout for her reading habits, not to judge Burris for not attending school, and not to hand anything to a Cunningham. All of these interactions taught each person an individual lesson: that you should never judge a book by its cover. Everyone, but most importantly Scout, learns that someone else’s world is much different than your own, and that you can actually learn something about someone if you try to see the world from their view. Each member of Maycomb County learned that the world is not so black and white, and that you really cannot understand someone’s life until you climb in their skin and walk around in
Atticus, Jem and Calpurnia. She learned from Atticus by him telling her and asking questions. Like when her and Jem got guns from Atticus. One of the very important lessons she learned was not to kill a mocking bird because mocking birds do nothing except play music for us to enjoy. Scout didn’t just learn from Atticus she learned from Jem to. She learned from Jem by studying him and watching him grow up. One example of whar she learned was when she found a roly-poly and jem told her to put him back because roly-poly’s don’t bother you She learned two very important lessons from jem you shouldn’t fight and you shouldn’t harm anything that doesn’t harm you.
In to kill a mockingbird Atticus mentions that killing a mockingbird is a sin. Which makes Scout think more about killing a mockingbird but yet doesn't fully understand. Scout is growing up to become a young lady and that shows that she is maturing up. And she knows that killing a mockingbird isn't the right thing to do.
For example, Scout witnesses Miss Gates completely contradicting herself when she says “persecution comes from people who are prejudiced...there are no better people in the world than the Jews, and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me” (281). Even though she had said “it’s time somebody taught “em a lesson, they were getting’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us” (283), after she had heard the guilty verdict of Tom Robinson. Scout starts to learn that not everyone has the same definition of prejudiced. When Scout hears Miss Gates speak she starts to question how someone can try and defend the Jews but be completely racist about the black community in her own town. Moreover, after Scout finds out about the injustice of Tom Robinson getting shot she doesn’t know how to react, so she looks to the adults around her to see what to do and see that they do not act as if anything happened and they asked one another “do I show it?...not a sign.”(270). When Scout looks to her elders for guidance in a situation it shows that she does respect Aunt Alexandra and trusts what she does in such a critical situation. Scout begins to understands that in order for her to deal with an unstable world she needs to look around for help every once in a while. Through critical thinking and questioning the members of her community, Scout starts to understand what it means to mature into a young woman.
When Scout realizes her father does not view African Americans like he used to and how she thought he did, this causes her to change. At the moment when she realizes that her father has changed, it hits her hard, “She felt sick. Her stomach shut, she began to tremble.” (Lee 111). This is huge to Scout, who felt betrayed by her father and everything he ever told and taught her. Scout felt as if she no longer knew he father. Since her Atticus had been the only one there for her the most and the longest, she lost her sense of trust and admiration towards. “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father. She never questioned it, never thought about it, never even realized that before she made any decision of importance, the reflex, “What would Atticus do?” passed through her unconscious...she did not know that she worshipped him.” (Lee 118). As much as Scout had reverence for her father, it all started to crumble once she put the pieces together and realized who he was. Atticus was no longer the wise and thoughtful father to Scout as he lost all value in her mind, causing a bit change in how Scout saw and admired him; a total change of character. “His use of her childhood name crushed on her ears. Don’t ever call me that again. You who call me Scout are dead and in your grave.” (Lee
One of the first lessons Scout learns is to be tolerant of other people. Walter Cunningham is described as having “looked as if he had been raised on fish food… had no colour in his face… and fingered the straps
people and see things from their point of view. Scout learns and understands this lesson firsthand
As girls grow in life, they mature and change into women. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, begins to mature into a woman. In the beginning of the book, she is a tomboy who cannot wait to pick a fistfight with anyone, but at the end, she lowers her fists because her father, Atticus, tells her not to fight. Scout's views of womanhood, influenced by how Aunt Alexandra, Miss Maudie, and Calpurnia act, make her think more about becoming a woman and less of a tomboy.
First, they learned a great lesson about courage; courage isn’t merely physical. Scout describes her father as feeble and old. In their eyes, he never did anything worth mentioning. He works in an office. He sits and reads. He won’t play football. He doesn’t hunt and doesn’t play poker. What can he be good for? But as the book progresses, they begin to see that Atticus is braver than most men when it really counts.
Jem like Scout realizes that Boo is not that bad of a person. Jem leaves his ripped pants laying in the Radley yard one night trying to peek into the window and get a glimpse of Boo. He runs back to get them and finds them folded neatly on the fence without a rip in them. Jem later finds out that Boo was taking care of him. “Scout, I think I am beginning to understand something. I think I am beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time..it is because he wants to stay inside.”(304) Jem then realizes Boo’s reasoning for not wanting to see the world. Tom Robinson’s trial has an effect on Jem’s ideas if empathy. He never pays attention to the actions of others from his own view, he just listens to what people such as Miss. Stephanie say assuming that it is true. When his father has to stand up for Tom on trial for “raping” Mayella Ewell and does not win, Jem can not believe that a group of men could make a decision based off of lies. He asked Atticus multiple times “How could they do that?” and Atticus simply said “they have done it before and they will do it
The human mind is a complex organ that absorbs information and locks it in. All though people think trial and error is a waste of time, it is a great way to obtain information. Coming-of-age involves recognizing different perspectives.
One of the things that is missing from the movie is Scout learning to understand others. In the book, Scout is taught by Atticus, her father, about learning to understanding other people and the situations they face. In the book after a frustrating first day of school and a strong hatred towards her teacher, Atticus tells her "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This is a big part of Scout growing up, as she begins to realize what others are going through. This greatly affects her, as she begins to understand Boo Radley, a neighbor who never leaves his house. She realizes that he just wants too be alone, and stops bothering him. Throughout the book, Scout learns this valuable lesson, but does not do so in the movie. In the movie, this is left out of the story and Scout does not learn to understand others.
Through the many influences around her, Scout discovers that good people can make bad mistakes. She learns that even when against the odds, one should always fight for justice, and even if justice does not prevail, the battle for it bears the most weight. Lastly, Jean realizes the wrong of acting cruel and prejudice toward others. She takes what happens from around her and gleans a better understanding of the world from it. One can only imagine what she’ll grow up to
"No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won't understand it until you go through it on your own." Lessons are an important part of everyday life. They help people learn through tough times or teach them how to avoid terrible situations. Lessons can be passed down from adults to their children, or other important people in their lives. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout understands not everyone is fortunate, there is more than meets the eye, and that you can not trust rumors.