To Kill a Mocking Bird How is it beneficial to people if they read it?

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Essay-To Kill a Mockingbird

Right from kindergarten, children are taught the importance of treating everyone equally. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, should be taught at school. To Kill a Mockingbird being taught at school will be beneficial towards the reader.

Firstly, reading the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, challenges the reader's mind to really think about the story, and how we comprehend it. To begin with, teachers are able to teach students about dialect, figure of speech, and other literacy devices. For instance, the quote from Atticus, "...It's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (pg.119) can represent the theme for the novel. Proceeding, teachers can discuss with students about the characters in the story. As a class they can have a discussions about how Scout is a round and dynamic character. For example, throughout the story a reader realizes how scout changes from a tom boy to a young lady; she discusses racism, and also changes her view or opinion on Boo Radley. Finally, a reader can read the book to learn about the southern part of the USA, and compare and contrast it with the present. Therefore, a reader can compare the education, laws, and society with how the southern states are. As stated earlier, Harper Lee's novel really demands the person to think about the book, and understand, so without a question this is a must have book for every school to have it taught in class.

Moreover, the biggest idea or theme that is emphasized in the novel is prejudice. To start with, the novel expresses the racist matters with the reader. As a result, the reader can compare and contrast what he or she has learned about prejudice in the south with their present matters. In addition, the reader...