Tkam Analysis: To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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TKAM Analysis “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee 149). The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an optimum book for teens in 10th grade. It shows Atticus Finch teaching Jem and Scout the importance of tolerance, empathy, and courage. As they grow up they watch their dexterous father as he collaborates with an African American man whose name is Tom Robinson, as he is on trial for rape. They also have experience with a few gregarious people from their neighborhood. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus Finch to teach the importance of tolerance, empathy, courage. The first lesson he teaches the children is about tolerance. Atticus is talking to scout about the Ewells, and how they are low class people that disrespect the laws of Maycomb. He talks about Mr. Ewell, and how he is an alcoholic that would hit his kids. Scout says, “Mr. Ewell shouldn’t do that---” (Lee 41). Atticus responds with “of course he shouldn’t, but he’ll never change his ways. Are you going to take out your disapproval on his children?” (Lee 41). The grievous Mrs. Dubose is scoffing Jem about how, “Your father’s no better than the niggers…show more content…
The novel To Kill A Mockingbird shows people what it is like to be a good person who cares for others, and knows the difference between right and wrong. It makes people think about how race is nothing but a color, religion, or even gender and that it should not define them. It also makes people think about how evil can be overcome if you rise above it with their head held high. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book that shows Jem and Scout growing up and becoming tolerable, empathetic, and courageous

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