To Kill A Mockingbird : Character Analysis

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Learning concepts can come in the most unexpected ways; many times you have to look back and determine what happened in order to recognize that you have mastered something new. Whether it is morally, or physically, people acquire new information daily. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, two characters, Jem and Scout, live in Maycomb, Alabama where they learn many lessons. Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, helps them learn and understand many of these life morals. Jem and Scout take in multiple moral lessons such as not jumping to conclusions, being respectful to everyone, and having contentment for what you have by interacting with other citizens of Maycomb.
Mrs. Dubose, an older woman who was a morphine addict, was not only
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To demonstrate, Jem and Scout were embarrassed that Atticus “did not do the things our schoolmates’ fathers did” (Lee 48). All of the other fathers were young and had exciting jobs while Atticus was older and a lawyer, which was not as exciting. Even though he might be fifty years old, Atticus was still able to shoot a rifle at Tim Johnson, the wild dog that went loose around Jem and Scout’s house. After this event, Jem and Scout learn and realize that Atticus was certainly extraordinary being himself and that they should be grateful to have him as a father. After learning this new moral, both Jem and Scout have matured by observing and respecting what they have in their life.
Maycomb, where Jem and Scout live, was home to a variety of different people, either white or colored, and many of them need to have more respect. Just because not everyone has the same caste level, that does not give people the right to disrespect others. One occurrence was when Scout invited Walter Cunningham to eat with them. Walter was a citizen of Maycomb on the lower end of the caste system and was very poor. Even though he did not have proper manners, Calpurnia, Jem and Scout’s caretaker, insisted that he was a visitor to their house. Scout thought “He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham” (Lee 13). Scout was being disrespectful to Walter as she did not believe he should have been invited over, but Calpurnia believes otherwise. She feels that everyone that
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