Essay on How Does Atticus Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1261 Words Jun 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Intro : As a child we look upon our parents for guidance. We do what we were told and follow in our parents footsteps. Their morals are reflected on us, their morals and what we are taught and their morals become our morals. The book to kill a mockingbird by harper lee was set in a time where morality was not something of great significance atticus finch was able to constantly show and teach his children the importance of having morals. Atticus finch teaches his children morals such as equality, always succeeding when you try and swallowing your pride.

First Paragraph: A very substantial moral that atticus finch teaches his children is that in some points if life you have to swallow your pride and become the bigger person. The first example of this moral shown in the book is when Jean Louise (Scout) gets teased at school by a boy on her father 's behalf for defending a black man. Scout is furious at this boy and is ready to fight him. Atticus is very strict about his childrens behavior and does not like to hear about scout fighting and when scout comes home and tells atticus about the argument atticus says to scout “ You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anyone says to you”. Atticus tries to tell his daughter that instead of fighting or sinking down to a bully 's level she should become the bigger person and hold her head hide and be proud of who she is but don 't be so prideful and fight, brush off what people say and don 't let them…

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