Kids Getting Taught By Atticus Finch

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee Writes about the life lessons Atticus teaches Jem and Scout. Atticus teaches Jem and Scout Different life lessons in order for them to learn how to cope with different situations and problems. Atticus teaches his kids to treat others with respect, he also teaches his kids that having manners and being polite will go a long way. Atticus teaches his kids the importance of equality and by treating people equally you will be treated with respect.

One major lesson Atticus teaches Jem and Scout, is to respect others. Atticus thought them not to be rude with family members; despite what they say. Scout beat up Francis because he called Atticus a ...view middle of the document...

By Scout getting sent to the kitchen to eat her food teaches her that questioning people for what they do is not right. Atticus teaches Scout that she can not talk back to people. Atticus teaches her this after she talked back to Miss. Caroline about Walter Cunningham. Atticus teaches Scout not to talk back to people because it is not polite. Atticus teaches Jem and Scout that it is important and polite to call adults by Miss or Sir. Scout and Jem always call their father Sir. It is being polite by calling adults Miss or Sir because it shows respect to elders. Atticus teaches Scout and Jem about the different life lessons on manners and being polite, they learn it is a good idea to use manners and be polite especially to their elders.
Another major lesson Atticus teaches Jem and Scout is the importance of equality. Atticus teches his kids that colour does not matter. When Atticus gets assigned to the Tom Robinson case, Jem and Scout do not like Atticus defending a "coloured" person. Atticus teaches his kids that the colour and race of a person does not matter he also teaches them that everyone is equal. Atticus also teaches Scout and Jem not...

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