Misjudging People In To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

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People always get misjudged and want to say who or what a person is like before they even meet him or her. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, has many examples of misjudging people, and some of those people could be better, or worse, than what that person judged. Most of these characters in the book do not have the sense to meet someone before they judge them. Even if a character knows a character, they still judge, and they judge wrong most of the time. People just don’t have enough sense, or manners, to not judge. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” (George Eliot). Well, Boo Radley was judged ever since Jem Finch said something about him. Boo was thought to be somewhat of a person that was more of a devil. However, because all of the fantasies that the people may or may not have made up, the reader never could get a feeling of what Boo Radley was really like. Halfway through the book, you finally get a hint that Boo was not really the evil person that was described. Instead, he was nice enough to put a blanket over Scout Finch’s shoulders during a neighbor’s house fire. Later, after Tom Robinson’s trial, Jem Finch finally understood why Boo was staying inside his house. “I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all the time . . . it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee 259). Boo…show more content…
Dubose, Mayella Ewell, Dill, Calpurnia and some others were all judged in their own way. Some not so much as others, but you could still find hints of judgments on these people in the book. It’s just people judge to often in life instead of learning who the person actually is. A lesson on how to not judge could change the way you look and treat a person, if you had the manners and respect to do so. “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” (Lee
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