To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis

Ronald Mendoza

To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis
School is not the only place where people learn about life. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s. The book has two parts, the first part of the novel deals with the children, Jem, Scout and Dill, trying to get Mr. Arthur Radley, or Boo Radley as the children called him, to leave his house. Mr. Arthur Radley is the man in the novel who everyone is afraid of. The second part of the novel is about Jem and Scout’s father failure to acquit a black man who is being accused of raping a white woman. There are several moments in the novel when the reader sees the characters learn valuable life lessons that cannot be learned in school. People learn outside school, they also grow up and start to lose their innocence by finding out how harsh the world is at times.
People make assumptions about others because they do not know what is going on in their life. Atticus tries to let Scout understand more about the Radley family. Scout learns quite a few lessons when Atticus says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (39) Scout learns that people should take time to understand what life is like for others. Life would be easier if people just took the time to get to know each other instead of making assumptions. If people see things in other people’s point of view, there would be less arguments and life would be a better place for everyone.
Besides the fact that people should take the time to get to know each other, they should also know that life is not always about winning battles. People can learn some things even if they back down from a fight. Scout forgets her promise about not getting into a fight if someone talks about Atticus. So Atticus tells Scout, “Try fighting with your head for a change.”(101) She agrees to this. She uses this several times in future events and...