Lessons From A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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Lessons from a Mockingbird “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat people 's’ gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, that is set in the 1930’s during the great depression, it teaches many lessons throughout the book. One of the most memorable, is that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. With this in mind, many lessons are portrayed throughout the course of this novel. Throughout, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird multiple life lessons are taught, those that are most influential, include, injustice, morality ethics, and courage.
The theme of injustice is presented when Tom Robinson is accused and judged guilty for a crime he obviously did not commit. In the courtroom, Heck Tate, the sheriff of Maycomb, was questioned on which side of Mayella’s face was bruised. Heck said the left side of her face was bruised; until, Atticus reminded Heck that he was looking at her so it would have been on Mayella’s right. The bruising on the right side of Mayella 's face means that she was hit by a left handed person. Although, Tom certainly could not have smite Mayella. Scout states this about Tom, after he stands up for the first time in the courtroom, “ He looked oddly off balance, but it was not from the way he was standing. His left arm was fully twelve inches shorter than his right, and hung dead at his side.…

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