Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1720 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Most things are as simple as black and white. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is able to make an impact on Jem and Scout and both the black and white society. Atticus is a single parent who tries hard to make every person he interacts with satisfied. Atticus Finch has a firm impact on the people around him including not only but, Jem and Scout, the black community, and the white community.

Atticus makes a great difference on the way his Jem and Scout live their lives. One way Atticus makes an impact on Jem and Scout lives, mostly Scout, is by teaching her how to be literate. Scout 's teacher, Miss Caroline knows that Scout is able to read well. Miss Caroline asked Scout to read a few passages in class, "after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile Register aloud, she discovered that I was literate" (Lee 21). Miss Caroline was impressed that a 7 year old is able to read literacy as stock market quotes from a newspaper. Scout was taught to read at a young age by Atticus. Every night, Scout would sit down with her Atticus and read with him. For a 7 year old she has great vocabulary and good reading comprehension. Being a lawyer, and a educated man, Atticus is aware of the importance to be able to read and write. Atticus teaches his Jem and Scout a moral by showing them how Mrs. Dubose has “courage”. After Mrs. Dubose passed away, Atticus hada talk with Scout and Jem about the meaning of courage,…

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