To Kill A Mockinggird

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They say it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is make music for us to listen to. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there characters like a mockingbird that are harmed. One mockingbird was Tom Robinson and how he got accused for raping Bob Ewell's daughter, Mayella Ewell. Another mockingbird was Atticus Finch because all he did was find the good and believed in what he thought no matter what others said. Lee shows often the best lessons are learned outside the classroom. Courage means overcoming obstacles to do what is right, Atticus is a generous person that is a great role-model, and knows courage. Atticus demonstrates courage about everyday in his life. Once, when Atticus was talking to Jem and Scout after he told the children Mrs. Dubose died. He said real courage “'Its when you know you're licked before you begin buy you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what,”'(Lee112). In this quote Atticus demonstrates a great example of courage to Scout and Jem. When he is talking about Mrs. Dubose. In the process he reminds himself why he took the Tom Robinson case that, he knew he had no chance in winning. He knew if he took the case he wouldn't be as close with his friends and neighbors until the trail was over. In the end Atticus stood up for what he felt was right against the while people, and that is real courage! Another character that shows courage by overcoming and obstacle to do what is right is Mrs. Dubose. She has been sick for so long that she wanted the pain to go away, and once she got the pain to disappear she overused the medicine. When Atticus explains this to the children he says “'She said she was going to leave this world beholden to nothing and nobody. Jem, when you're sick as sh... ... middle of paper ... ... she valued most,”' (Lee 69). Atticus knew that Miss Maudie loved that old oak rocking chair. Atticus puts himself in Miss Maudie's situation and understands that out of anything in her house she would want her rocking chair saved because she valued the chair by far out of anything else in the burning house. The best lesson someone can learn from is outside of school on their own. Scout learns how to use empathy towards others towards to understand one's feelings, and how she would feel if that happened to them. Scout also learns what courage is and how you use courage to overcome obstacles. Finally Scout also learns that if you hurt/injury or kill a mockingbird it is a sin because mockingbirds do nothing to hurt anyone, instead they make music for everyone to hear. This is why mockingbirds are a sin if you kill one, their like an innocent person being killed.

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