Atticus always shows that you must do whats right even if you know your gonna lose. Don't Judge Others, Mrs. Dubose was judged by the town. Others view of her is specifically expressed through Jem. He feels that she is an old hag who hates everything and scares everyone, especially children. When Jem is
made by Atticus to go to her home and keep her company through reading and
other activities he learns about the real Mrs. Dubose. He found that she
was a genuine person who was only spiteful because of her addiction to the
morphine. But, she spent her last days free from the drug. If the people
of the town took the time to learn about Mrs.Dubose the way that Jem had maybe they would be more sympathetic and inspired as well. Also when Tom Robinson is on trial Atticus defended him with a fiery passion and he always tried to help no
matter what so that is why this research paper is on what atticus taught.
Unfortunately, prejudice is still applicable to today's society. Perhaps not
as rampant as when the novel was written, but its venom can still be observed.
The racial prejudice that was around in the 1930s, is still around 70 years
later. Some things just don't change.
The importance of education can also be applied to life. Whether coming from our parents, or teachers, it is constantly reminded that the
road to bettering oneself is by education. Atticus constantly reminded Scout
of this, and Harper Lee depicted it by contrasting the Cunninghams with the
Don't attack something if it hasn't harmed you:
This lesson is taught by Atticus when he teaches about
the mockingbird. He says that the mockingbird is innocent and only sings for
you. It is therefore wrong to kill it. The examples of the mockingbird
within the novel are Tom and Boo. Tom was attacked by the entire white
society in Maycomb County. These...