Argumentative Essay On To Kill A Mockingbird

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A women named Ann Landers once said “It is not what you do for your children, but what you taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings”. A lot of people try doing things for their kids to get them to do what they want them to do but a lot of the time it blows up in their face because their kids stand up for themselves. Instead they should be teaching their kids the difference between right and wrong. That is what Atticus teaches his kids in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the main characters are Scout and her older brother Jem. They were normal kids from the 1930’s but their father, Atticus, is a lawyer one day got a case; He has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson. That changed those two kids forever because they finally get to think for themselves on their thoughts about blacks instead of thinking what the everyone else thinks about them in maycomb. I will be writing about Jem, Scout, and Calpurnia in this essay to prove that people are the way they are is because of the way …show more content…
Jem and Scout were taught the same things as kids because they have the same father but Calpurnia was taught by Atticus’ dad so these characters were taught different things but yet they have similar thoughts on a lot of things. Society has pressured them a lot, like with Scout they’re pressuring her by trying to make her more like girl, with Calpurnia they’re pressuring her by her race and her being able to code switch, with Jem they’re trying to turn him to be racist like the rest of Maycomb. A lot of people can see that these three are breaking the society norms without even trying. These characters learn that you don’t have to change for anybody but yourself. The world hasn’t changed much since the 1930’s, one thing that did change is the racism, sure there are still people that are still racist but since the 1930’s the number of people who are racist has gone down a