To Kill A Mockingbird Scouts Education

Hello:) this is an essay all about Scouts Education in 'To Kill A Mockingbird' It shows who and how she was taught by and what she learns throughout the novel. This is a B Grade Essay so i would advise adding in more quotes if you are going to do one similar. Please dont copy it though haha, but you are welcome to use it as a guideline for your essay. thanks for downloading it and i hope it helps ***

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Scouts education in To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee in the mid
50's. The story is set in Maycomb, a small town located in
Alabama. Maycomb is first shown as a `tired old town' where
nothing much happens, but underneath the surface there is
prejudice and racial tension. The story mainly focus' on a well
known popular family within the town. The family consists of 2
children and their father who is a well known lawyer. One of
the children is a little girl called Scout, who at first comes
across as quite an immature girl who looks up to her brother
and her father.
Throughout the story education is often referred to, especially
as scout is the speaker in the book. Throughout the years of
her childhood which the story is written in, she learns
`practically everything apart from algebra' ­ Scout. The theme
of education is shown most powerfully through the relationship
of Atticus and his children. He teaches them a lot about life
and how you should not judge someone before you `put yourself
in their shoes and walk around in them'
When Scout first starts school it gives the impression that she
is quite excited about being able to use the things that Atticus
has taught her while she has been growing up, such as reading
and writing, which is seen from the quote `I never looked
forward to anything as much in my life' It shows she has been
waiting for the day that she can go out, make new friends and
have a change of scene. Unfortunately, when she gets to school
she realises it was very different to how she imagined it to be
and gets sent to the back of the classroom before the morning
has finished. The school not only teaches her everything she
already knew, but it gives her the chance to see how other
people compared to her live and what their family life is like.
The school are not the only people Scout learns from, she also
learns from the people around her, especially during the middle

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Aunt Alexandra. Aunt Alexandra comes and lives
with the family as she is concerned that Scout is not going to
mature into a young lady this is seen from the quote `We
decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine
influence. It won't be many years Jean Louise, until you start
becoming interested in clothes and boys..…read more


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