How Does Atticus Show Freedom In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Albert Einstein once said “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” Mr. Einstein means that he treats everyone with equality and he doesn’t care if they mean nothing in the world or everything. In Maycomb, Alabama where Scout, the narrator lives many people don’t believe in equality and respect. Atticus, her father and Calpurnia, their cook don’t hide the truth but they help positively influence Scout about equality and respect. In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is influenced by the adults around her, she learns to treat everyone with respect, she is learning everyone is equal and to not judge a person before they meet them, which become very valuable in later times. Atticus teaches Scout various lessons that could make Scout a better person. Atticus teaches Scout that no matter who someone is or what they look like everyone should be equivalent. Atticus is representing a black man with the person…show more content…
When Walter Cunningham stays over for lunch Scout gets very upset on the way he eats, Calpurnia takes Scout aside and sternly tells her “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, she whispered fiercely but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear”(page 32). Calpurnia is teaching Scout that just because Walter Cunningham, their guest is eating differently than Scout would normally. But doesn’t mean that she should judge him. Calpurnia explains to her that she must learn what Walter’s life at home is because not everyone is as privileged as Scout and her family. Later in the book Calpurnia gets upset with Scout again for disrespecting Walter again. She says “ Yo‘ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin‘ ’em if you can’t act fit to
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