To Kill a Mockingbid

Topics: Truman Capote, Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Pages: 2 (523 words) Published: May 4, 2013

Cassidy Hunsbedt
Mrs. Peters
English 9-4
To Kill a Mockingbird
What gives some one the right to judge another? In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character Scout really controls and identifies this question and how it works. Scout throughout the book starts off as a young naïve little girl, but with all the changes and twist she starts to be molded and sculpted into a totally different girl. The theme of the book is people will never know, or understand how others feel until they walk a mile in their shoes. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the story really grasps on to the theme of do to others as one would want done to them. This is shown when Calpurnia, Scout’s house maid yells at her for being disrespectful towards their house guest. “Hush yo’ mouth! Don’t matter who they are, anybody who sets foot in this house’s yo’ comp’ny and don’t let me catch you remarkin’ on their ways like you was so high and mighty. (Lee 24).” The author uses this quote to show the reader that Calpurnia feels it is important to do to others as they would want done to them, because everyone is equal in their own way and people need to respect their rights. During the story, Scout’s brother Jem realizes the importance of respecting people and how they live their lives. When Jem destroys Mrs. Dubose’s garden he has to face his punishment by reading to her. “Yes sir. She wants me to come over every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours. Atticus do I have to? (Lee 105)” The author uses this quote to show the reader that Jem must understand that he has to pay for his mistakes and fix and recover them. Between the conversation of Jem and Atticus, Atticus people will always have to suffer the consequences if their actions.

In the story, Calpurnia takes Scout and Jem to her colored church where scout learns the importance of appearance. When Calpurnia takes the kids to church it...
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