To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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English 10
1 March, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird

In the story " To Kill a Mockingbird," Scout learns many different things about the human condition, and many people throughout this story help has been discovered for new traits. Characters such as Miss Maudie, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson help Scout discover who she really is throughout the novel. All these characters have an outlook on Scout because it gives her thoughts on ideas of life, and of peoples actions and beliefs.

Calpurnia is a respectable african- american who has true values and beliefs. She believes everyone should have respect for every individual in the world no matter who they are and where they come from.Scout at first sees Calpurnia less as a human being than as a force of nature that she runs up against all too often. Scout thinks Calpurnia wins their battles not because she has right on her side, but because she has the might, and that for her to be kind would be to admit defeat. One day Calpurnia takes the children Dill, Scout and Iem to her African- American community church where Scout is showed that life can be different just by the way you are perceived. The African- American community showed the children nothing but respect and hospitality even though that are not of the same race. Calpurnia teaches Scout and Jem about community values, and their relativity: what’s right in one place may be wrong in another. All the children were taught that no matter what color race you are that you always have to be as respectful as possible.

Miss Maudie is also a woman people look up to in Maycomb county. Miss Maudie tells Scout,"never judge, because you never know." This states that Miss Maudie wants the children to not be like everyone else in Maycomb she wants them to have respectable values. Miss Maudie cares for the children to teach them to always have love and compassion for others because they will...
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