Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes when Jem tells Scout that he finally realized why Boo Radley might have stayed in his house for so long. She also puts herself in his shoes when Boo Radley wants to see Jem, but does notknow how to comfort him so she says he can pet him. Another time Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes was at the very end when she was standing on the Radley porch and going back through her memories through Boo’s perspective. “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.
Jem and Scout become friends with Dill. The three of them reenact the story of Boo Radley, and try to get him to come out of the house. Boo begins to leave Scout and Jem notes, and while Scout was standing outside of the fire that burnt down Miss. Maudie’s house, he put a blanket on her shoulders. These events all lead up the Jem and Scout meeting Boo Radley, and realizing that Boo is a real human being.
To begin with, Atticus gives great words of wisdom to Jem and Scout. One of Atticus’ s best words of wisdom, is given Scout. Scout comes home complaining about her new teacher, Miss Caroline. She explains to Atticus the chaos that was inflicted that day. Atticus, then gives some words of advice, saying, “ ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view; until you climb into his skin and walk around in it’ ”(Lee 39).
Calpurnia says “Don't matter who they are, anybody who steps foot in this house is yo company.” now scout knows how to make guest feel welcomed and be respectful (calpurnia 33) . Another example of respect is when Scout asked if all the rumors about Boo are true. Miss.Maudie then explains it's a sad house. “The things that happen to people we never know . what happens in the houses behind closed door
Even though Scout seems to be unfamiliar with how to act around other people when they are going through certain hardships, she began studying Atticus in an attempt to learn how to convey empathy. Scout says to her brother Jem “‘ Do you itch Jem’ I asked as politely as I could (Lee 71).” Scout is making a great effort to show empathy toward Jem for what he is going through. She has been observing what Atticus says and does intently during these situations. In a previous chapter Atticus spoke to Scout about not being so tough on Jem and encouraged her to show some empathy for what he is experiencing. When Jem and Scout are reading to Mrs. Dubose she mentions “ In the corner of the room was a brass bed, and in the bed was Mrs. Dubose.
With Jem Finch being one of the main characters, his perspective shows up a lot through the book. Especially when it comes down to the Tom Robinson case, Jem gets very passionate and protective towards this case. Jem and Scout were raised by Atticus, to have manners, to not have harsh judgement, to give everyone a chance, and accept people for who they are. Jem shows this a lot when it comes to Tom’s case, he strongly believes that Tom is innocent and should not be charged in anyway. When someone is to bring up the case around Jem, he tries to shut them down, he does not like hearing about it.
Atticus Finch accepts Boo for saving his son and daughter. First of all, in an example of coming age would be when Scout meets Boo Radley for the first time and approaches him matruly and doesn’t judge him for being him. I know this because in chapter 28 it explains in the text that “Scout takes Boo—“Mr. Arthur”—down to the porch, and they sit in shadow, listening to Atticus and Heck Tate argue.” This explains and shows that Scout has reached her coming of age because she has developed the skill of listening
His lips parted into a timid smile, and our neighbor’s image blurred with sudden tear” (Lee 270). Boo is actually kind hearted, he is not really the person that society sees. He saved Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell. The quote connects to the thesis because Boo did not leave his house for fifteen years, he put his own problem behind and the first time he left the house was to save them, that shows his innocents. As you can see, Boo Radley is a character who was just misjudged by society and he is actually very kind and innocent showing he is a Mockingbird.
In the novel, To Kill a MockingBird, Harper Lee illustrates the harsh treatment receive from the townspeople’s when he is order to defend Tom Robinson. When talking to his brother, Jack, Atticus explains that he hopes that his children will not catch Maycomb’s usual disease of racism and prejudice, he hopes his children will come to him. “I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers, instead of listening to the town.” When Scout asked Atticus if he was really a n***** lover, Atticus responded “I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
This character has an unbelievable amount of backstory and depth to it because he is a good brother, great son, and a man of honor. Jem is a good brother, on page 43 it says “I know what we are going to play.” This shows that he plays with his younger sister, which many older brothers do not. Another example is that he cares about his sister, Scout. On page 44 it says “Don't eat things you find scout.” Here is an example of his concern about her well-being. It is clear that he does care about his sister through the concern he expresses for Scout.
This only creates more tension. Scout in a desperate, childish effort to lighten the mood began talking to the only familiar face in sight, Mr. Walter Cunningham. Scout at the time did not see the severity and the intenseness of the situation in front of her. All she sees is her father and a couple of men talking.While Jem on the other hand did. However, he wanted to stay too because he can tell his father is in a dangerous situation and he thinks he can help.