To Kill A Mockingbird Theme

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee explores many themes throughout the story, that including of a main topic of things like prejudice, or innocence of youth and their growth. This story is very strong and full of many different powerful themes and Harper
Lee displays these themes through the eyes of a young girl named Scout who lives with her brother Jem and her father Atticus Finch. Lee uses Scouts views and the rumors she hears from others in order to convey the idea that people lack the skill of putting things into perspective or even other people's situations and in doing so generate wrong conclusions on other people by believing
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Knowing this we can conclude that throughout the story Atticus is going to have an important role in educating his daughter of the importance understanding people and putting other people's situations into perspective has on the world and how it impacts them. We can especially notice this when Atticus is speaking to her after supper when he states that “‘First of all,’ he said, ‘ If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view -’Sir?’ ‘- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’”(Lee 39) This quote from Atticus makes it evident that perspective and view of people is an important theme and idea of the story because he makes it very clear that he wishes for his daughter to be more understanding for all types of people rich or poor, black or white and to first see from how they see, not to see from rumors and stories of them that you have heard. Lee also shows the connection Scout has with her father and how she deeply respects her father and what he has to say as he teaches many life lessons of which can't be taught through school but through life. Lee also shows this by diction and how Scout addresses her father by calling him sir, she also shows Atticus Finch as an intelligent character first by showing that he can teach his daughter life lessons and be someone who is well respected and listened to but also by using a hyperbole