To Kill A Mockingbird Perspective Analysis

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“A child educated only through school is an uneducated child,” as said by George Santayana, an Italian philosopher and novelist. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, the characters clearly show how important it is to understand morals and perspectives. Through many conflicts and misunderstandings, the adults in the novel educate the children about the basis of accepting and understanding one another and how important it is. The most significant theme shown through the narrative, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is the education of children in morals and perspectives is important, this theme is shown through three events, being taught morals, demonstrating them, and how learning them has affected them.

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Scout is first to notice while at school with her teacher, Miss. Gates, “‘How can you hate Hitler so bad’ an then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home’” (Lee, 331). Scout knows the prejudice Hitler has and understands why Miss. Gates hates him. Then she sees her talk about Tom Robinson like it is nothing, before the trial and learning everything she has, she would not have thought anything about it. Now, however, she knows the kind of prejudice that is going through Miss. Gate’s mind and still does not understand how someone can think that way. Not only at the school does Scout see things differently than before, but also at home. When Atticus comes home and tells Miss. Maudie, Aunt Alexandra, and Scout that Tom Robinson is dead, Scout knows it is not acceptable to act how she usually does with her Aunt. She states at the party, “After all, if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (Lee, 318). All throughout the book Scout has disliked her Aunt and has done the opposite of what she wants. She always wanted Scout to act like a lady but that just was not who Scout was. When Atticus told the the news about Mr. Robinson, Scout realized the burden it had on her Aunt. She decides to finally act like a lady with her Aunt, because she knows it is the right thing to do in her situation. While at her Aunt’s party with the women from the town, she starts to notice the ladies speaking of what she thought to be Tom Robinson. During that time she reflects on the trial and the decision that was made. She thinks to herself, “Well, neither of us was the Mayor of Birmingham, but I wished I was the Governor of Alabama for one day: I’d let Tom Robinson go so quick the Missionary Society wouldn't have time to catch its breath” (Lee, 313). Earlier in the book, Scout did not think anything of African Americans

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