To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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Through life, many people go through the hard and important lessons, they are either taught by others or one must learn them for themselves. Intertwined with the plot of To Kill a Mockingbird are lessons one can never forget. By actively using the characters everyone absolutely loves, to teach the author brings across her point well to help others. With her writing style, Harper Lee connects the reader to significant aspects of the book to help learn lessons. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, some of the most evident and clearly illustrated lessons are the importance of innocence, courage and honor. The well-known novel, shows many instances where a character displays innocence. A few of the many are Scout, Jem, and Uncle Jack. Scout displays innocence many ways in the book through conversations and actions. In chapter 15, a mob threatens to hurt Atticus for defending Tom Robinson. Scout, not knowing of the mob’s intentions, starts to make idle chatter with Mr. Cunningham which reminds him they are friends and neighbors which in turn, forces the mob to die down. At this point of the book, Scout innocently saved Atticus from a terrible fate. Another example of Scout’s innocence was when she was talking to Miss Caroline when she was trying to innocently explain Walter Cunningham could not pay her back for lunch because of his family’s financial complications. Miss. Caroline took this misunderstanding as rude behavior on Scout’s part and decides to punish her for the

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