How To Walk In Someone Else's Shoes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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You have probably walk in someone else's shoes. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee many characters display what it's like to walk in someone else’s shoes. One of the best qualities a person can have is the ability to understand someone else’s feelings and difficulties. Atticus teaches this quality with his advice to put themselves into someone else’s shoes. Taking this advice, Scout and Dill learns what it's like to be boo Radley and how to assess situations. At the middle and beginning of the book,Scout try to understand what it's like to be Dill and not to judge people. After Scout's first day of school, Atticus encourages her to put herself into other places and consider other people's points of view (30). Scout learns that…show more content…
As Dill explains his sad home life Scout finds herself wondering “what life would be like if Jem were different...if Atticus did not feel the necessity of [her] purpose”(143). Scout learns how important her family really is. She feels bad for Dill and realises how lucky she is that Jem and Atticus genuinely loves and need her. As Dill finished explaining his sad home he wonders “what if Boo can't leave”(144). Dill learns that maybe Boo Radley can't leave because he has nowhere to go. Maybe Boo can't leave because he has too much to hold onto.They all learn that you shouldn't judge people on the outside.
Scout asks herself how people live and what they feel like, so she knows them better. After Scout hears Mayella's testimony she wonders “what on earth was her [Mayella] life like?”(182). Scout tries to understand what Mayella's is like and why she acted this way. After Atticus finished reading, he went to tuck Scout in. Scout explains the “book” to Atticus and why Boo had not come out and show himself, Atticus explains “most people are like that Scout, when you finally get to know them”(281). Atticus is trying to say that people aren't always what them seem like. Scout has a good idea of what people are
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