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To Kill a Mockingbird is a book mainly about courage Moreover it contrasts and compares courage against many other themes in order to show the importance of courage Throughout the book Atticus Jem Scout Tom and Boo Radley displayed courage Courage shown by the aforementioned characters are contrasted and compared with the lack of education fear and the prejudice of most of the Maycomb population These comparisons exemplify the real courage of the above characters and bring the reader to climb into their skin and walk around in it The book is set in the late 1930s During that time many people are not well educated or if they are educated they are not educated very well The exception is Atticus Harper Lee showed this lack of education in general by depicting it through Miss Caroline--a first grade teacher for the school in Maycomb Miss Caroline discouraged Scout from reading when she discovered that Scout could read This showed the rigidness of the teaching system in those days and it also showed the rigidness of peoples beliefs about things such as the Dewey Decimal System The reader receives a surprising shock because Miss Caroline is a teacher and she is discouraging a student to read and write tell your father to stop teaching you anymore it will interfere with your learning Its best to start reading with a fresh mindyou tell him Ill take over from here and try to undo the damage and besides we dont write in the first gradeyou wont learn until the third grade This shows the incompetence of the public education system at that time It also implies that most people are very rigid about their beliefs Atticus on the other hand has the courage and wisdom to see through the awful education system and encourages Scout to read and write by compromising with her This way Atticus taught Scout about courage and compromise Although this is a small event
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