Better Students Ask More Questions.
What important lesson does Jem learn from his experience with Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a...
2 Answers | add yours
Middle School Teacher
Jem learns courage from Mrs. Dubose. He thinks she is just a mean and angry woman. After Jem destroys her flowers, Atticus orders him to read to her. Atticus hopes that by spending time with her and getting to know her, he will learn a life lesson in not judging a person based only by their actions and rumor. After Jem learns that Mrs. Dubose has a chronic and painful medical condition, his attitude changes. Atticus says she is the bravest person he knows. She has been managing the condition with morphine and has become addicted. The morphine has terrible side effects. Since her condition is terminal, she wants to die with dignity without the morphine. This is why Atticus says she is the bravest person he knows, and Jem learns a lesson in courage.
Posted by litteacher8 on February 19, 2011 at 12:51 AM (Answer #1)
I think he learns courage
Posted by laurenceboucher on February 2, 2012 at 9:21 AM (Answer #2)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.