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Growing Up > To Kill A Mockingbird > Themes

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  1. influences
    1. atticus
      1. "i wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand"
        1. when he stands up for what is right: dispersing the lynch mob, defending the innocent, teaches the children to avoid having preconceived opinions
          1. "the one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a persons conscience"
            1. CHAPTER 3: "you never fully understand a person until you consider things from their point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it
              1. CHAPTER 10: "remember, it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird" this was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin do do something"
                1. this can be linked to Boo Radley because he doesn't harm anyone despite being misunderstood
                2. CHAPTER 11: "they're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to fill respect for their opinions"
                3. being brought up with no mother and calpurnia has influenced them to become accepting of peoples differences in class, status, gender, education, mental health and personalities
                  1. direct experience of attitudes / threats / actual violence
                  2. valuable lessons
                    1. mockingbirds
                      1. CAL, CHAPTER 2: "don't matter who they are, anybody that steps foot in this household is you company. and don't let me catch you remarking on their ways like you was so high and mighty"
                        1. various events leads the children to aspire to be / not to be like certain people
                        2. scouts development
                          1. reflection upon events leads to her greater understanding and change
                            1. CHAPTER 13: I said i would like it very much, which was a lie, but one must lie under circumstances and at all times when one can't do anything about them"
                              1. Aunt Alexandra's expectations and attitudes towards Scout conflict with Atticus' teachings
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