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To Kill A Mocking Bird deals with many primal and basic lessons in human nature The book exposes many issues that affect most people throughout their lives Scout the main character was one of the most affected by these lessons During the book she was exposed to many profound experiences which no doubt will leave a lasting impression In the three years that the book took place she may have learned the most important things she will learn over her entire lifeOne person that affected Scouts life was Boo Radley He brought wonder fear and then finally relief to her heart At first kids thought he was evil There were rumors that while he cut out the newspaper for his scrap book he drove the scissors into his parents legHe had tried to kill them Even though this may have been just a rumor the kids were terrified of the Radleys They described him often as a monster six-and-a-half feet tall with bloodstained hands He was said to eat raw squirrels and any cats he could catch During the rest of the book Scout and companions tried to meet Arthur Boo and get over their fear of him They did not succeed But he showed affection for them by leaving them gifts in a tree Finally at the end of the book he proves he is a good person by saving Scout and Jems lives In this instance Scout may have found that to negatively prejudge someone is wrong She also learned compassionScout also learnt about the ugliness of life About death and pain This lesson occurred while her brother had to read to a sick and dying old lady This ladys name was Mrs Dubose She had been a morphine addict and had decided to go clean till her death To die as a free women to die knowing she had won Scout describes her as a ugly lady and during their reading sessions
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