Humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. But some things, no matter how much time goes by, stay constant. Harper Lee 's “To kill a mockingbird” was written 55 years ago, and the lessons that can be learned from this novel can still be integrated into people 's everyday lives. Now, although the situations in this book may not be relevant in your life today, the morals behind these situations can still be applied. The most important morals that you can take away from “To kill a mockingbird” are that you shouldn’t judge a book by it 's cover, you shouldn’t kill a mockingbird, and that you should be courageous.
Boo Radley is a cat, squirrel, furniture, and finger eating six and a half foot tall monster; that is,
until Scout and Jem get to know Boo a little better. For the majority of the book, Scout and Jem are terrified of Boo due to the things that they’ve heard about him. But what they don’t know, is that he’s really quite a nice guy who just wants to have a relationship with them. For example, when Jem is running out of Boo’s backyard he has to jump a fence, and in the process he tears his pants and they come off him. When he goes back to retrieve his pants, he finds them folded neatly over the fence with the tears sewed up. Now, you may be asking yourself “How do I know Boo was the one to sew and fold the pants?” The book indicates that Boo was the one to fix up the pants because Jem states “When I went back, they were folded across the fence... and somethin’ else… they 'd been sewed up. Not like a lady sewed ‘em, like somethin’ I’d try to do. All crooked…” Also, at the beginning of the novel Scout and Jem find items placed inside a knot in a tree. They are placed there by Boo, becau...
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... on what you think you know about them, or what they look like to you, you might miss out on an amazing relationship. Obviously, you shouldn’t attack a person or look down upon someone if all they did was contribute and be a good citizen. Get to know what that person 's involvement is in the situation before you attack them. If you go at someone without knowing who they really are in the situation, you will most likely come out of it embarrassed and feeling like an idiot. So do yourself a favor and take some time to get to know that person. You will save time, effort, and the feeling of embarrassment. Last but not least, be courageous. By going through life with courage you can achieve more, have a fuller sense of worth, and become a leader figure for others. Humans may have been around for a long time, but through it all, some things have still stayed the same.
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