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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Choose 2 such people that Scout & Jem learn from, and through what experiences.

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Learning Experiences 22nd February 2001 You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Choose 2 such people that Scout & Jem learn from, and through what experiences. Throughout the story the children learn a lot in life from their surroundings and the things that go on in the town of Maycomb. Through both the children's childhoods Atticus taught them a lot about the way things are in life and they both looked up to him and learned from him. There were other characters that Scout and Jem learned from in the book, the experiences not necessarily during the best circumstances but they were valuable in the up bringing of the children. One of the major experiences in the childhoods of Jem and Scout was when as a punishment for destroying Mrs Dubose's garden Jem was told he had to go over to her house and read to her. ...read more.

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The children learned that Mrs Dubose had been a morphine addict and before she died had wanted to come clean so she would be free of sin when she died. Jem and Scout may not have liked her but they learned that she was a courageous person for doing what she did and they came to realise that she was always so nasty to them because she was frustrated and needed to relieve some of her anger. This experience would have been a great part of the children's life and would be something hard to forget. Another important thing the children learn during the story came about from the trial and they learned from Mayella Ewell by considering things her way. Mayella, though nineteen, was still a child at heart and lead a difficult life with six siblings and a father who was constantly drunk. By communicating with Tom Robinson she had a way to escape from the pressure of her life and she thought she had a chance to escape from the way things were. ...read more.

Conclusion

From this incident Jem and Scout learned that there are situations in life that are unfair and not everyone gets justice. Sometimes the wrong doers get away with something because the decisions made by the people in charge are the wrong ones. There are a lot of situations that the children learn from and a lot of people that are influential in their growing up, such as Miss Maudie, whose opinions reflect those of Atticus. The children themselves played parts in people's lives that they may not have realised until later on, like Boo Radley, he watched over them when they played and gave them gifts in the knot of the tree. When the time came for it, Boo Radley saved Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell and ended up taking his life. Scout realised this when she was standing on his porch and felt bad because after all he had done for them, the children had given him nothing in return. Mike McLoughlin 10R ...read more.

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