Essay On Life Lessons In To Kill A Mockingbird

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An important life lesson in chapter three is to respect everyone and their ways. An example of this is when Jem had invited Walter over for lunch. While Calpurnia cooked lunch, Walter had requested syrup to go with his food. Walter pours syrup on his vegetables and meat. Scout did not approve of how he drowned his food in syrup. However, while Scout disapproved, Calpurnia says, “Yo' folks might be better'n the Cunninghams but it don't count for nothin' the way you're disgracin' 'em-if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just set here and eat in the kitchen” (24-25). While Scout had listened to this command, she is not only teaching herself to respect a person for their own actions, but she is also teaching the reader how important it is to think and question …show more content…
Jem and Scout got attacked on their way home from the pageant. To find out, it was Bob Ewell, but the children did not find out until the officer, Heck, told them. Boo Radley was the one who had saved Scout and Jem. Finally, Scout was able to meet Boo and have a conversation with him. Boo had asked Scout to walk her home. She told him to escort her by his arm to show that he was a gentleman. Atticus and Scout had a talk about Boo and the way certain people see him. During the conversation, Scout had said, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee 279). At this point in the story, Scout understands a lot more than the beginning and has a new outlook on things. She is standing on the Radley porch and imagines what Boo has seen over the past few years. Scout eventually realizes Boo is not a “scary monster” as she thought in the beginning of the story and has gotten the children gifts and had recently saved their lives, which progresses a new vision of Boo being a good

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