Empathy Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Many people in this world cannot have empathy. Empathy is the ability to share and understand someone’s feelings. In the story "To Kill a Mockingbird,"presents the theme of empathy. Characters in this book show almost little to no empathy, as they are seen acting discriminatory, racist, and can make hostile comments. However, some characters in To Kill a Mockingbird many people in this world cannot have empathy. Empathy is the ability to share and understand someone else's feelings. In the story "To Kill a Mockingbird,"we are presented with the theme of empathy. Characters in this book show almost little to no empathy, as we see them acting discriminatory, racist, and can make hostile comments. However, some characters in To Kill a Mockingbird …show more content…

The two siblings invite him to have dinner. When Walter eats, Scout sees he does things she's unfamiliar with, then ridicules him. Calpurnia sees this action and calls Scout into the kitchen “There's some folk who don't eat like us, but you ain't called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don't. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?” Calpurnia explains to Scout that everyone is not as fortunate as her and that she needs to understand that. She later explains to Scout that she cannot act as if she's better than anyone. Cal teaches here that you do not disgrace your company and show respect towards …show more content…

He tells Scout, “Scout, Simply by work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one is mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head up and keep your fist down no matter what anyone says to you.” Atticus knows this case might draw people to say ugly things about his family and possibly want to bring harm to them. By doing this, he is emphasizing Tom because he understands his situation and is choosing to defend him despite his race, nor yet jumping to a conclusion and declaring the man guilty because it is the right thing to

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