Examples Of Stereotypes In To Kill A Mockingbird '

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Atticus tells Scout “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,” (p. 39). because he wants her to know that to understand the things Miss Caroline does, Scout must try and look at it from their perspective. Scout does this when she remarks, “She had learned not to hand something to a Cunningham, for one thing, but if Walter and I had put ourselves in her shoes we’d have seen it as an honest mistake on her part.” (p. 40). Atticus is attempting to make Scout realize Miss Caroline won’t know everything about Maycomb in a day. Once he gives Scout his advice, Scout takes it to heart and - even if it is only a tiny bit - forgives Miss Caroline. As Atticus …show more content…

For example, one of the answers from the Shoe Stereotype Reflection was, people stereotype everybody from their own experiences, the way the people act, how they dress, what music they listen to, etc. Because it is in human nature to blame yourself and be under-confident, this can lead to you stereotyping yourself in a negative light. This can lead to disliking yourself and depression, which is of course a terrible thing. When a person stereotypes themselves, they are adversely affected by having how their view of themselves …show more content…

As stated in the Shoe Stereotype Followup, my classmates and I can try to abolish stereotypes simply by being more tolerant and keeping an open mind and by spreading the message that stereotypes are unfair and can easily cause conflict. When a person is open to new ideas and opinions, they’re more likely to question their own beliefs and in turn, the stereotypes they subscribe to. In the same vein of problem-solving, by spreading the message about how making assumptions and generalizations about people is a terrible thing, it has the chance to reach the population and change some opinions for the better. By spreading the message about stereotyping and by simply keeping our minds open, we can better the world and its

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