Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1086 Words Apr 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Novels, TV shows and movies can be seen as forms of entertainment, but they also provide great insight into lessons that many people of today’s society can use. To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee may just be another normal fiction novel, but it can certainly teach many of us some valuable lessons, some of which Atticus was able to teach Scout. Throughout the novel Scout ages and becomes more mature and aware of complications her and her family are faced with. Atticus does a great job of helping Scout mature by getting her to question if what herself or others are doing is morally wrong or right. Atticus teaches Scout about prejudice, equality and courage. Atticus teaches Scout the valuable lesson of not being too quick to judge others. Early on in the novel, Scout finds Atticus to be just an “old man” because she believes that he’s too old to do anything. Later in the novel she realizes that Atticus is not just an “old man,” and learns one of his most important skills. “Mr. Tate handed the rifle to Atticus; Jem and I nearly fainted.” Scout becomes worried about Atticus taking the shot with her not knowing the experience he has. “Still think your father can’t do anything?” “Nome,” said Scout. Scout is shocked to find out that Atticus has the “deadest shot in Maycomb.” Moreover, this changes her whole perception of Atticus and she now doesn’t think of him as just an “old man.” Scout is also quick to pre-judge the Radley’s. Boo Radley staying inside of his house…

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