A Father's Lessons to his Children
A Father is like a child's superman in the early years of age. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, takes you back to childhood in the South during the Great Depression. Our main character, Scout Finch, shares her story of growing up in Maycomb, Alabama where she is the youngest child out of two. She lived along her widowed father, her brother, Jem, and Calpurnia, the house cook. Scout is a tomboy that would beat up any boy in the school if he pushed the right buttons. Jem is a thoughtful child, who once enjoyed playing acting games, but then starts an interest with sports, which doesn't involve Scout. Atticus, Scout's Father, is a liberal and a lawyer, who teaches Scout and her brother important life lessons while they grow up in the hard times of the Great Depression. Scout learns to respect others by listening to Atticus explicitly that teaches her.
Jem and Scout learn to be mature because Atticus models and explains how to not be violent. Atticus teaches Scout to become respectful to others by understanding the differences in other people's lives and situations. Consequently, Atticus role in his children lives teaches them valuable lessons in life.
Scout learns to respect others by listening to Atticus explicitly that teaches her. To begin, Atticus learns of Scout's investigation of why Boo Radley isolates himself within his home and tells her that Boo has "the right to stay inside" (49). Atticus wants Scout to stop bothering the Radley family and to understand that they had the right to stay inside. Scout then sees that she should respect other's privacy. Another time, after Jem and Scout made a snowman look like Mr. Avery, and Atticus tells them not to make "caricatures of...