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Defense In To Kill A Mockingbird

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When Scout came home from her first day of school, she talked to Atticus about all things that went wrong. Miss. Caroline’s ignorance of the townspeople was the main issue she had. Atticus replied with “You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…” “...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(39). Atticus was correct when he made that statement to Scout. There are many times in the real world where someone has to consider another person’s point of view when making judgements. In a court case the defense is trying to make the jury understand that the person they are defending is innocent, or didn’t mean to do what they did. If the jury only takes the offense’s side into account, they will punish an innocent person. When a girl’s friend goes and does something against the rules, the girl has to decide what to do about it. The girl may defend her friend, or she could tell an adult what her friend did. To make this decision she…show more content…
Scout narrated “According to Miss Stephanie, Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room. As Mr. Radley passed by Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, and resumed his activities” (13). First off, Scout never knew how Miss. Stephanie got her information, so how can she know that the statement is true? Second, nobody ever asked for Boo’s side of the story. What if it was an accident? Did Mr. Radley provoke him? Scout doesn’t know because she never looked at things from his point of view. Based on this type of story, and the fact that Boo never leaves the house, the children assume he’s a terrible man. He could be a wonderful person who is an introvert. Maybe Boo was extremely ill and couldn’t come out. It is not fair to him to make judgements without his
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