Examples Of Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. To me the word empathy in “To Kill A Mockingbird” means “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.” Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” suggests that empathy is a universal feeling, but everyone experiences it in different occasions and in different ways. Many people empathize through real life experiences. Scout is one of those people. In the beginning of the novel, Scout did not care about other people 's feelings, but she developed that in chapter three. Scout was in school when her teacher Miss. Caroline was verbally abused by Burris Ewell. Burris said “Report and be damned to ye! Ain 't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’! You ain 't makin’ me go nowhere!” At school Miss. Caroline becomes…show more content…
The boy is Burris Ewell. Miss. Caroline tells Burris to go home and wash his hair. That 's when Burris freaked out and started yelling hateful things towards his teacher. Another time when Scout felt empathy was when her and Jem went to Mrs. Dubose’s house to read to her. “In the corner of the room was a brass bed, and in the bed was Mrs. Dubose. I wondered if Jems activities had put her there and for a moment I felt sorry for her.” The reason why Jem and Scout were at Mrs. Dubose’s house, was because Jem and Scout were walking by her house when Dubose started yelling at the kids saying that Atticus is not any better than the “niggers and trash he works for.” Jem lost his temper and takes Scouts baton he bought for her and snaps it in half. Jem destroys all of
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