To Kill A Mockingbird Life Lessons Analysis

Words: 1189
Pages: 5

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, don’t Judge a book by its cover, life isn’t tied with a bow but it’s still a gift, these are all examples of life lessons that most likely you learned from your parents.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee teaches many a lesson through parenting styles. Atticus, Scout and Jem's father, goes on a moral journey that gives him many teaching opportunities Atticus is a lawyer. He takes on a case that tests his moral compass. Imagine being a parent and having to lead by example when everyone around you is telling you you are wrong. Atticus takes this and uses it to be a better parent. Atticus teaches many lessons to his children, each one instilling a different idea or perspective in their heads. He does this so he can be the father he believes is right for his …show more content…
Atticus parents a different way. Atticus is a lawyer, that means he knows there is two sides to every story.Atticus here puts the idea of fairness in his children's head from a very young age.Here is a crazy situation whereas the lesson that stuck the most was located in a conversation between a grumpy little girl and an unexpecting uncle, “ ‘Well in the first place you never stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it-you just lit right into me. When Jem an’ I fuss Atticus never just listens to Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too’”( Lee 86).To put it differently, much like a courtroom believes, there is always two sides to every story. No matter what you believe you are right in an argument, but there is always another side to the story. If two siblings fight, there is two stories. So the lesson here is you may believe one thing but there is always a contradicting belief elsewhere. Atticus here knew that instilling this in his children would benefit in the long run, and though his brother failed to learn it, he taught Scout and Jem by