My Life Essay

Submitted By brasmith119
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Braden Smith Jr.
April 27,2013
Mr. Abate

To kill a mocking bird is a novel written by Harper Lee. She is an American author who was born in Monroeville, Alabama. The novel is still a best seller because it deals with racial prejudice. As we grow older, we learn valuable lessons. Such lessons as the bad of prejudice, the true nature of courage, and on the dangers of judging others before you get to know them. The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, explores different themes and contains many important messages. One of the lessons is empathy and understanding, which is introduced to the main character through Atticus Finch who says "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view". The plot is set in 1933 and the main topic is about a black man named Tom Robinson fighting for justice, he was unfairly accused of raping a white women. The Finch family, mainly Atticus Finch, supported the accused Tom Robinson. Through different characters, since the beginning of the book the main character, Scout, has changed greatly. The main reason for this has been the trial, and conviction of Tom Robinson.

Scout has learned many lessons, but there is one that is the most important. Don't judge someone just from what you've heard. When Scout and Jem, who is Scout’s brother heard all the rumors about Boo Radley, they thought the same as everyone else. They thought that Boo was crazy and a monster because every one else said so.