How Does Boo Radley Put Themselves In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Looking through Someone else's Eyes “Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too”(Rachel Grady). Rachel Grady, an american film writer wrote about being able to see things in someone else's point of view in this quote. If you were to put yourself in somebody else's viewpoint you would able to understand them better. Therefore you would be able to learn more things about them that you did not know before. In Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird, the children Jem, Dill and Scout, Atticus and Mr. Cunningham have all put themselves in other people's shoes to understand and learn from them . Jem, Scout and Dill were able to have a better understanding of Boo Radley. Atticus was able…show more content…
Boo Radley, never came out of his parents house. The children always made up ideas as to why Boo Radley stayed cooped up in his house all day. As the children experienced new things, they started to see why Boo Radley chose to stay home. A little after Tom Robinson's trial Jem and Scout talk about the Maycomb community and Jem commented about why he thinks Boo Radley stays in his parent’s house all the time”I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It is because he wants to stay inside”(374).This demonstrates how Jem was able to successfully put himself in Boo Radleys shoes and why he was to able to see a different reason as to why Boo Radley never comes out. Jem says this because after the trial, the children had began to notice that not everyone in Maycomb was a good person. Since they thought the trial was unfair to Tom Robinson and saw how rude and spiteful people could be in town(towards black people), Jem figured that to avoid the hatefulness in Maycomb that maybe Boo chose to stay inside. That is what Jem learned about Boo Radley from putting himself in his shoes. In another scene where Scout asks Dill why Boo Radley never ran from home he replies “Maybe he doesn't have anywhere to run off to…”(192). Dill puts himself in Boo Radleys shoes and thinks of why he never…show more content…
Atticus has put himself into Tom Robinson shoes . Atticus chose to try his best at defending Tom Robinson, knowing that is was a lost case. This was a lost case because it was a white person's word against a black person. Atticus deeply wanted to help Tom Robinson out, In this scene Aunt Alexandra talks about what Atticus taking on the case had done to him“It tears him to pieces. He doesn’t show it much, but it tears him to pieces. I’ve seen him when— what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else?”(240) . This demonstrates how Atticus putting himself into Tom Robinson's shoes in order to understand and learn more about the case has done to him. Atticus learned about Tom's family and how Tom did not commit the crime he was accused of. Atticus was able to see in Tom Robinson's viewpoint, which caused him to better understand him. That is why Atticus was able to feel Tom Robinson's pain. Others may argue the Atticus was simply just feeling pity for Tom Robinson not placing himself into Tom Robinson's shoes but in order to do that Atticus must have done it in order to truly understand Tom Robinson. Atticus also put himself into Bob Ewell's shoes at many points in the novel to further understand him. When Atticus heard the news about what happened to Scout and Jem while walking from the pageant he said “I thought he got it all
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