Thus peoples’ privacy must be respected, the feelings of other people must be considered before judgement.
A strong emphasis of this in the book is on Boo Radley due the mysterious behaviour he shows by not coming out of his house.
The theme of education may not only necessarily indicate an association with a formal education, but also the vital moral education they both receive from their father Atticus, who is notably knowledgeable and wise.
This will also exaggerate the importance of the various themes presented throughout the book to the reader, especially ones such as empathy which closely relate in the fight with racism in that time period.
There is a sense of innocence about Scout revealed in this context.
Within the text, we learn from a few folks in Maycomb that being a “gentlemen” has nothing to do with possessions.This is a similar situation with Atticus, as he doesn’t possess any great assets, and he does admit his family are relatively poor, as hit heavily by the Great Depression; but in despite of this he still shows respect to everyone- “Well I do my best to love everybody”.Outside of the classroom, Scout and Jem are educated by their father, and learn the great value of empathy and getting into another persons’ “skin”.This leads me onto another point to say that she is curious; however her formal education exploits this, and gets her into trouble.She cannot help this as she finds herself “wallowing illicitly”, she is indulged into reading in places unlawfully (at her age) such as the church and “could not remember not being able to read hymns”.This idea of empathy is mentioned four times throughout the novel by Atticus specifically, showing the importance of this theme.Maycomb is seen to be a Christian town, with its old-fashioned ruins and existing church.For example, in the classroom, we witness the likeness of Little Chuck Little, how small he was, he still acted like a responsible adult.He comforts Miss Caroline when she is frightened, offers he a glass of water and stands up to the bully of a boy, Buris Ewell.They treat them like trash, and through some people's eyes, African-Americans are just filthy beings.In this novel, Lee expresses one's ethnicity and appearance change other's opinions about a certain character, without knowing the characters personality and beliefs. Robinson's testimony, he immediately loses the case. Underwood says, "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case.