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What three important life lessons do Scout and Jem learn through the course of events in To Kill a Mockingbird and how do they learn them?

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Scout and Jem learn several important life lessons throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. Of these would be the following three: how to treat people fairly (which they learn from Atticus), not to judge a book by its cover (which they learn from Boo), and from Calpurnia, they learn to always have dignity but not to laud your successes and achievements over others.

Atticus teaches his children to treat people fairly. He models this behavior when he defends Tom and protects him at the jail when the mob comes, presumably to lynch Tom. He also teaches the children this by how he instructs them to treat Boo.

“Son,” he said to Jem, “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man. That goes for the other two of you.”

What Mr. Radley did was his own business. If he wanted to come out, he would. If he wanted to stay inside his own house he had the right to stay inside free from the attentions of inquisitive children, which was a mild term for the likes of us.

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mattysmalls | Student

you dont jjudge somebody that you see that is scary or like tom robinson because you do not know what they are like because you havent lived there life and you dont judge someone until you have been in there shoes or in there life.

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1. That being brave, is continuing on dound something right even when you know you are alreday defeated

2. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, menaing don't hurt someone else or push them down when they are already hurt or defenseless. example tom robinson, was  amockingbird, e didnt do anyhting worng but help out Mayella ewell but he was still punished for nothing he had done.

3.Dont judge someone until you have walked around in their shoes. Atticus explaiend this leasson to the kids.