Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1155 Words Oct 28th, 2015 5 Pages
When people are young they experience things that make them learn. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, the characters Jem and Scout are especially exposed to learning situations. This learning may be in the fields of courage, prejudice or by not telling all you know. This causes them to learn because it contradicts with what they have been taught and the views and opinions that they have formed at this point in their life. Courage plays a key role in child 's life. When a child sees someone perform a courageous act it gives them a role model or somebody to look up to. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, the character Atticus is a good example of a courageous figure. Atticus is a lawyer and also Jem and Scout 's father. Scout is a young girl and Jem is Scouts older brother. Tom Robinson is an adult black male who is accused of raping a young girl named Mayella Ewell. Atticus takes on the case even though he knows that people in the community will react rudely and meanly towards him. They see that even though he realizes that they will judge him, he does it anyway because he realizes that it is not right. Another example of a courageous character is Mrs. Dubose: An elderly lady who struggles with a morphine addiction. Jem is forced to read to Mrs. Dubose because he cut off all the tops of her Camellias. Jem resents the idea greatly but Atticus explains why it is important for him to read to her: “Yes that’s what they were.…

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