Both Jem and Scout learn numerous valuable life lessons, which help them grow and develop into morally upright, sympathetic individuals.
One of Scout's earliest lessons concerns perspective, and Atticus teaches her the importance of viewing situations from other people's points of view. The Finch children also learn the definition of true courage from the ornery Mrs. Dubose, and Atticus teaches them the importance of protecting vulnerable, innocent beings by saying that it is a "sin to kill a mockingbird." Atticus also teaches Scout the importance of controlling her anger and challenges his daughter to fight with her head instead of her fists.
The Finch children gain valuable insight into Maycomb's Black community after attending Sunday service at First Purchase Church and learn about Calpurnia's "modest double life." They also discover that Atticus is an expert marksman who is too civil to utilize his natural gift.
Jem learns the value of not judging others based on appearances or local gossip...
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