Examples Of Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Empathy Essay (Final) Empathy is when you understand what other people go through, or trying to walk in other people’s shoes. In the novel, to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author proves empathy by writing about experiences in which Scout and Jem learn to be empathetic. Tom Robinson and scout best provides empathy because Tom gets accuse of a crime he didn’t commit and scout judged a man from the outside and learn from it. There both similar because they both felt guilty about someone. This explains why these two characters best provide empathy. Tom Robinson gets accused of rape toward Mayella, but she hugged and kissed tom. Tom states “She hugged me around the waist. She reached up and kissed me on the face.” Tom describes what happened when Mayella requested for help. Tom then states that he felt bad for her, which caused more tension in the court room. Tom implies “Looks like she didn’t have anybody to help her, I felt right sorry for her.” That statement caused tension because Mayella is white and he is black. This provides empathy because tom is going through harsh racism, racism so harsh that if he had remorse for a white it would anger them more. …show more content…

She judged Boo Radley because of the rumors she heard. “His father entered the room, as Mr. Radley passed by; Boo drove the scissors into his parent’s leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.” This rumor states that Boo stabbed his father with scissors. Scout then learns not to judge a book by its cover. Atticus states “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Saying that u can’t just look at someone and assume that their bad or good. This is why scout is the best character that provides

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