To Kill A Mockingbird Moral Education Analysis

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As a person grows and goes through experiences, one will develop a sense of morality which will change a person’s decisions and allow one to decide what is right and what is wrong. A good moral education can come from school but the strongest education comes from family and the experiences a person can go through. Harper Lee who is the author of To Kill A Mockingbird shows the importance of a good moral education through not only Jean Louise Finch or “Scout” but through her brother Jem and others in the book through events they’ve experienced. Atticus who is Scout’s father is a man whom she looks up to and admires and he helps Scout with what is right and what is wrong. Jem who is Scout’s brother, shows his transition into a gentleman as he…show more content…
During the beginning of the book Scout has a bad first day of school because she simply explained to her teacher about some people’s life style and her teacher not knowing that Scout was trying to help punishes her. Atticus’s response when Scout tells him about it is “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee p.30) This shows a good moral education because it proves that through Atticus’s experiences as a lawyer, he has learned not to judge someone until you truly know them. It also shows that Atticus is sharing his morals and what he learned hoping that it will help Scout throughout her life. Scout even uses this quote at the end of the book when she learns that Arthur is a good man and not a psycho like everyone believes. Also when the trail is over and Mr. Ewell threatens Atticus and Jem doesn’t understand why he doesn’t do anything about it. Atticus responds with “Jem see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trail, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if

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