Summary Of The Book 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Topic #3—Borrow-ability OR Topic #4—Inspiration (choose one) To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most influential books in the world. This book has such great meaning and ideals behind the story that people naturally can’t help but like the story. It shows a lot about mankind and includes several quotes on how you should live your life. It also shows the importance of moral education. Throughout the story Atticus is teaching his own children how to live their life. The author allows to the readers to take in these lessons as if they are Scout. By the end of the story Scout has lost some of her innocence and has become less like a mockingbird. This helps readers realize who the mockingbirds are when they were one, going to be one. The main reason this book is so inspiring is because it allows the reader to go inside the world of Scout learn the lessons every child should learn and come back out with a greater understanding of the world. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
(Chapter 11 pg.103) When Atticus says this, he means that human morals should go above what other people say. Even though people might not always follow this, it's each person’s responsibility to do …show more content…

The “licked a hundred years” refers to the start of racism and that is the reason why they are going to lose because it still exists a hundred years later. In this quote, Atticus explains to Scout that he won’t able to win the case but, it's still his job to defend Tom Robinson. It’s his moral responsibility and his duty as a lawyer and that every lawyer gets a case that is personal to them and this one is his. This passage shows a lot about Atticus’ character. One, he doesn’t plan to win but to prove a point and let a man share his side of the story. Two, he believes that giving up before trying even though he knows the outcome shows

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