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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Is an Inspiration for Students

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has become a mainstay in American high-schools. This is a classic novel that has inspired many people of all ages. It had a big impact on how people viewed and treated each other. This is a story that teaches everyone about the value of honesty, love, friendship and trust. Every word written in this book has a truly deep meaning to it. The time period that the book was written in was during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. This setting was in a small town in Maycomb, Alabama with people who did not get along. During this time there was a lot of segregation within America and different races. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a family who believes in doing the right thing and being honest. There was a…show more content…
Even today in 2014 we have segregation in some parts of the world and a lot of racism. This teaches students how to learn from the past and to make decisions that do not involve negative aspects to it. It also shows us to be kind to each other and not to leave anyone out because of their race or color.
Trying to do right from wrong was a huge problem in To Kill a Mockingbird. Nobody wanted to stand out from the pack of people who wanted to do wrong except for Atticus Finch. Atticus wanted to show his children, Jem and Scout how to follow their heart and do good deeds. When everyone said to Atticus not to defend Tom Robinson, he did not listen and did what was appropriate to do. Atticus gave Tom a fair chance at court and fought every second for him. He did not care what anyone thought or said about him, he did what was need to do to show his children the correct way of doing things. When Mr.Ewell spat in Atticus’s face, Atticus did not start a fight or stir up drama. He wiped his face and walked away because he knew Jem was watching. Atticus wanted to make the better out of a situation and never the worse. This shows students how distinguish good from bad and right from wrong. You want everyone to see you as a good-hearted and generous person. When you are honest and sincere you make superior choices that are positive for you.
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. The main character Atticus has a huge amount of
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