Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1034 Words Mar 7th, 2016 5 Pages
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends” (J.K. Rowling). This quote is cohesive to when Atticus is trying to explain to Scout that “This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends...”-Atticus (102). Harper Lee’s To kill a Mockingbird is a novel about a young girl called Jean “Scout” Louise growing up in her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama with her older brother Jem. Scout has to deal with a lot of things growing up like Boo Radley, Miss Caroline, and Maycomb’s Disease racism. Scout grows up being oblivious to lots of things and struggles to understand things from other people’s point of view as well as not tolerating people’s differences. Jem is Scout’s opposite, he is intelligent, and understanding but he also finds solace in sport magazines and football. Scout and Jem begin to get harassed one day at school because their dad, Atticus, was gonna defend a black man called Tom Robinson. The trial was a sham and left Tom dead trying to escape prison. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird uses characters to show readers the importance of morals such as empathy, courage, and tolerance.
The first important moral of the novel , empathy, is taught to Scout. Scout in school one day gets scolded by her teacher , Miss Caroline, causing her to ask Atticus if she could be home-schooled. Atticus finds out that Scout is having a hard time trying to understand people and tells her “You never really…

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