Over the course of just a few years, Scout acquired empathy, lost innocence, and cruelty. Meeting Boo Radley and witnessing Tom Robinson’s trial helped her undergo multiple revelations. She learned that society wouldn’t accept certain differences, no matter how insignificant they should be. When she contemplated back to the time Atticus told her to be more empathetic, she learned that he was right. You can’t know someone until you stand in their shoes and walk around in
When Scout complains about Miss Caroline, Atticus states, “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 33). Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge.
When certain situations happen to people with good morals, they feel empathy for those who do not understand people as easily. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, a respectable lawyer and his children are involved in many unique experiences that help them learn necessary life lessons about society during the 1900’s. Scout and Jem learn a particularly important lesson about racial injustice when their father takes on a life-changing case. Upstanding characters show empathy more than others since good morals lead to self-respect and happiness, it allows people to appreciate the good around them. Throughout the novel, exemplary characters like Maudie Atkinson, Atticus Finch, and Scout Finch demonstrate empathy for characters who don’t
Charlotte from the book Charlotte's Web embraces similar qualities to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In Charlotte’s Web, a pig named Wilbur fearfully awaits the day his owner slaughters him. A clever spider named Charlotte notices Wilbur’s angst and feels tremendous empathy toward him. As a result, Charlotte weaves a web that illustrates positive words describing Wilbur. Charlotte intentionally brings attention to Wilbur so his owner will develop empathy for him as well. Her plan proves successful and the slaughtering fails to take place. Charlotte’s ability to empathize saves Wilbur. In addition, Charlotte demonstrates humility as she never desires credit for her hard work with the web. Similarly, Atticus never draws attention toward
In the novel, inhumanity is the root of many people’s loneliness and the origin of many children’s loss of innocence. Jem and Scout are taught a very different, and more humane, way of treating people, regardless of how different the person may be, by their father, Atticus. He teaches them that “you never really understand a person… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (P 33). Scout tries to apply this as she struggles to understand the inhumanity she witnesses around her, but is largely unsuccessful until the end of the novel. Only after walking Arthur home on the night Arthur saved her life did she truly understand this; “Atticus was right.
Scout is definitely a character we see growth in. She goes from being a little girl who can’t control her anger to a young lady that wants a change in the world. In this quote, Scout shows that she tries to climb into Jem 's skin and understand what he is going through. In this part of the chapter was when the tree hole, that has the gifts got filled up and Jem felt bad about not giving anything in return. When scout saw that Jem was moody and sad, she didn’t want to bother him.
Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill A Mockingbird” portrays Scout (Jean Louis) Finch as a tomboy who prefers attacking opponents, over using her mental acumen. However, several instances in the book show her gradually flourishing into a mature young lady. Scout displays acts of courage and empathy as will be delineated in this essay.
Children have absolutely nothing to worry about since they are just kids there are naturally innocent. Once they see the cruel and unreasonable world, they learn about sympathy and lose their innocence. In “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, sympathy is a significant example Scout and Jem learn about sympathy at the same time losing their innocence.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the character Atticus possesses the most compassion out of the other characters. Atticus is a man of profession, however, his compassionate heart can not be overlooked. Atticus tells Jem to "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (Lee 81) to display his compassion for those who are innocent. Compassion is the concern for the suffering or misfortune of others. A scene in the novel states that Atticus has no choice in representing Tom in the trial. At first, the novel shows that Atticus has no decision in defending Tom, however, one may later discover that Atticus wants to defend Tom. Atticus is the character that possesses the most
As the book progresses Scout is having constant difficulty with her lack of maturation. Many problems are starting to occur in the book, and they are problems that she just doesn't understand yet. Scout is still young and doesn’t quite understand why she isnt told everything, and why she isn’t just as mature as Jem. “ That’s because you can’t hold something in your mind but a little while, said Jem. It’s different with grown folks, we-”
Atticus is trying to say that people aren't always what them seem like. Scout has a good idea of what people are
This change occurs over time throughout the novel as she matures. Her perception of tolerance influences the choices she makes and the opinions she has. Prior to the trial, there are older characters that try to teach Scout tolerance. For example, after Scout beats up Walter Cunningham Jr. for getting her in trouble at school, Jem breaks up the fight and apologetically invites Walter over for dinner. Later, during their meal together, Walter pours syrup on his vegetables and meat.
She didn 't fully understand what was going on therefore can 't comprehend the miscarriages of justice. As she can 't fully compose adult commentary, the novel was shown in innocence. One advantage of reading this novel from Scout 's point of view is when she experiences something for the first time, so does the reader. Such as when she goes to Cal 's church and experiences the bitterness some black members have towards white members in
In the beginning of the book in chapter 3 Scout is shouted on her first day of school for knowing how to read, and for trying to help Miss Caroline by explaining who Walter Cunning is and that she has shamed him. Atticus tells Scout that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around it. In the early chapters the kids are