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To Kill A Mockingbird Scout learns a lot of things throughout the book. The first of which is tact and minding her own business

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To Kill A Mockingbird Scout learns a lot of things throughout the book. The first of which is tact and minding her own business. When Dill fist met Jem and they are checking him out to see if they want to be friends with him Scout pulls on a touchy subject, Dill's father. "I asked Dill where his father was: "You aint said anything about him." "I haven't got one." "Is he dead?" "No.." "Then if he isn't dead then you've got one, haven't you?" Dill blushed and Jem told me to hush." After that conversation with Dill about his father and Jem hushing her, Scout doesn't mention Dill's father again throughout the book. The next example I'm going to use is when Scout and Jem have invited Walter Cunningham home for lunch because he can't afford his own and he wouldn't accept money from their teacher. Walter Cunningham plays a relatively small part in the book but still his visit teaches Scout another lesson. Walter is poor and aware of it but chooses to not eat over accepting charity. What Scout learns from Walter's visit starts when Walter starts drowning his plate in syrup. ...read more.


That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." If you think about what he is saying it makes sense to compare the mockingbird to Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley have done no harm but only try and help others. Tom Robinson does odd jobs in people's houses around the town for free to help others and Boo Radley gives gifts to Jem and Scout for them since he gets nothing from them since he is locked up just like the mockingbird sing for others with nothing in return. Like the mockingbird, Tom and Boo should be prosecuted and cared for. Instead they are hunted down by a mob that is full of false courage, ignorance and shallow pride, like the children who shoot songbirds. Both Tom and Boo are persecuted. One by the jury and the other by the children and gossips. The mockingbird symbol links the two important themes in the book, justice and childhood. Justice is killed when the jury follows their own prejudices and ignore the true evidence. The innocence if childhood dies for Jem, Scout and Dill when they realise that the adult world is often a cruel and unfair place, but that is how life is and it cannot be changed. ...read more.


My final example is Lula in the church talking to Jem, Scout and Calpurnia. Lula is prejudice again white people because of what they have done to her race in the past. "Lula stopped and said "You aint got no business bringing white chillun here-they got their own church , we got our'n." It's obvious prejudice because Jem and Scout haven't done anything to Lula or anyone in the black race per say. People of their race may have but not them. The idea of adding this part to the book is good because it shows the results of one race's prejudice. Because they have been hated so long the black people are just doing to other what is don't to them. You don't think of it when reading the book but every action the white people take again the blacks have reacted in some way. Even though they can't do much back to the white people everything racist they do or say is making them hate them more but when the white people in the book can't seem to see what they do will someday have a consequence. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jack Brunker Candidate No : 7004 GCSE English Literature AQA B3711X Centre : 65329 Candidate No.:7004 asddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd ...read more.

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