Atticus Finch Point Of View Analysis

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In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a highly respected lawyer as well as a single parent, raising his children, Jem and Scout. He makes sure to share many different kinds of lessons with both of them, but focuses on Scout because she is the youngest. He teaches his daughter to be nonjudgmental and to not form an opinion on someone based on a certain aspect, through both his words and actions. In order to help Scout grow and mature, Atticus teaches her the importance of trying to understand others and not to judge them based on appearance. It is significant for Scout, as a young child, to know the importance of seeing things from many different viewpoints and not just one. Scout believes Miss Caroline, her school teacher, is not kind because of things that had happened on her first day of school. She was told that Atticus needed to stop teaching her to read, and was punished for being disruptive during class. Atticus explains the situation to Scout by saying,“‘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). Miss Caroline is new to the town and is looked down upon by other teachers. To see it from Miss Caroline’s point of view is important because one could be biased and seeing it from another’s point of view can explain why they are the way they are or why they did something. For example, Miss Caroline had offered Walter Cunningham, a poor boy with no lunch, money to buy food, but…show more content…
He teaches her to be aware of how other people feel and think by having her look at things from a different outlook. He also educates her on the significance of not concluding an assessment on someone based on their appearance. Understanding others and remembering not to judge them based on first impressions are a couple of the ways Atticus helps Scout grow and mature throughout the
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