Having a critical approach is very meaningful in my opinion. I use critical thinking skills on a daily basis; critical thinking skills benefit me with finding the necessary information I need to problem solve. I try to analyze the situation before I react. Serious critical thinking skills are needed to self-learn. I have always been a great judge of character and constantly use critical thinking skills to support myself although there is room for self-improvement.
Learning to be someone different than who you really are, is really hard. It’s really difficult to disagree with other people to do the right thing. Scout learns this lesson from the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Throughout the novel, Scout transforms from tomboy / immature to more ladylike / respectful due to learning from sticking up for other people and doing the right thing. At the beginning of the novel, Scout is a problematic tomboy and really immature.
Cunningham Scene A person’s ability to put himself in another person’s place and understand why that person may act the way they do, shows one is able to be sympathetic and compassionate towards others. Atticus Finch, a father of two and a lawyer, explains to his daughter, Scout Finch, 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 in it” (Lee 30). She doesn 't understand the meaning of it all at first, but as she matures throughout the novel, she is exposed to the true meaning of Atticus’ words. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Jean Louise tells Atticus about her first day of school, Mr.Finch tells her to try to think about things from the other person 's perspective—in this case, Miss Caroline. She, who was only trying to do her best in a strange place, and learning whose ways she didn’t yet understand.
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has caused a copious amount of controversy over its relevance in today’s society. This marvelous tale is relevant to today’s society. According to the critic Jill May’s article, In defense of To Kill A Mockingbird, it is relevant because Harper Lee herself grew up with the attitudes depicted and the book survived the first period of regional criticism. Quotes from the book’s narrator and lead character, Scout Finch, show us that she, Scout, matures throughout the novel. One reason why To Kill A Mockingbird is relevant is because Harper Lee grew up with the attitudes depicted.
“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 39). This quote of Atticus’ from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird holds true in many situations. Sometimes people don’t think about how they might be wrong and are only focused on trying to be right. This quote will be proven true by my exemplifying of an argument with my mother, both sides of the argument, and its relation back to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The argument regarded my attendance at my sister’s, Savannah’s, literacy night at her school.
She learns this from Atticus in a couple of ways. One way is when Atticus tells Scout not to judge Miss Caroline. Scout is very angry with Miss Caroline and thinks she is a mean, prissy person. Scout is told to walk around in Miss Caroline’s skin to see where she is coming from. Even though she doesn’t necessarily understand it, she later learns that she shouldn’t judge people so quickly, and applies it when she meets a new person.
This is shown through how Atticus teaches his kids, leading them to be intelligent and compassionate. Scout shows this when talking to Atticus about Mr. Ewell's death: “‘Yes sir, I understand,’ I reassured him. ‘Mr. Tate was right.’ Atticus disengaged himself and looked at me. “What do you mean?’ ‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin‘ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (Lee 370).
As Scout (a young girl) comes home after getting whipped at school, Atticus(her father) tells her “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb out into his skin and walk around it” (pg 48). It’s okay to classify someone as bad because of an action they did, always focusing on that act is something we shouldn’t do
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
I tried to take thorough notes and ask questions when I struggled. I have learned to analyze everything I read in a beneficial way that helps me grasp the story and see it’s full meaning. I mentally ask myself questions while reading and try to find every perspective. Furthermore, I learned multiple crucial life lessons that will benefit me as I mature. For example, “Less is more”(Jane Sullivan).
Harper Lees, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a coming of age story where many life lessons are learned such as looking at things from other peoples perspective. In the beginning of the story, Scout is only able to see people from her point of view. Throughout the rest of the story, Atticus helps Scout grow from a young child to become more mature, from experience if not in age. When Scout has trouble with her new teacher Mrs. Caroline, Atticus suggests that she should look at things from other peoples perspective in order to better get along with them. Scout didn 't understand when Mrs. Caroline said, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore.
As we grow older, most of us learn not to judge others until we understand their lives and how they live them. However, the younger population is generally not accustomed to this and usually believe that almost everyone lives life like them or similar to them. A massive part of aging is learning, which is just what the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, is beginning to understand. In the given excerpt, Scout’s father Atticus teaches her to look through the eyes of other people before judging them or their situation. In the first paragraphs of the excerpt, we learn about Scout’s deep resentment towards her new first grade class.
For example, Winston’s next door neighbor, Parsons; had children who were trained by the government to report any suspicious activity and to have blind obedience to the Party. Parsons’s children complained when they couldn’t see the hanging of war prisoners in the town square and Parsons’s daughter ratted her own father to the Thought Police out for muttering to himself “Down with Big Brother”; because this is what she was trained to do, and it is now drilled into her brain. Propaganda in North Korea is used to encourage patriotism and make their government look better to citizens, censorship in Saudi Arabia is used to block any information
Finally, Calpurnia teaches Scout and Jem valuable lessons on morality. In “To Kill a Mocking bird”, Jem and Scout are influenced by other characters and develop into mature young adults. Morals and values taught by others is an important part of growing up: especially taught by fathers. Atticus teaches the kids that despite social divide among the community, people still need to treat others with respect.