To Kill A Mockingbird Reflection Essay

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Jem and Scout, throughout “To Kill A Mockingbird,” learn to consider things from other people’s perspectives. Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, says “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” (Lee 39). They learn this through experiences with their neighbor Boo Radley as they mature beyond their years. At the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout make fun of Boo and assume that all of the rumors going around about him are true. However, later on in the story the children grow an admiration for Boo and learn to understand him. As they matured, Jem and Scout naturally learned many life lessons of appreciation, respect, and courage throughout the course of this novel. The children lost their mother at a very young age. The children are being raised by their African-American cook and guardian, Calpurnia. Jem and Scout’s minds have been broadened due to the fact that Calpurnia has given them an understanding of the African-American culture. Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus is very understanding and unprejudiced. He is always looking out for the welfare of his children and their minds. Atticus tells his children to “… remember it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). The children ask their neighbor Miss Maudie what their father meant by that, and she enlightens them that “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why

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