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To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Plan Thesis: The three main protagonists of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout, Jem, and Dill) both learn and demonstrate empathy through the story. Directional Statement: The characters demonstrate empathy to Boo Radley both after the trial and after Scout walks him back home, and they learn about empathy during Tom Robinson's testimony. Body Paragraph 1: Point: Jem demonstrates empathy towards Boo Radley after Tom Robinson is convicted of raping a white woman. Proof: Right after the trial, and Tom Robinson has been convicted of raping Mayella Ewell, Jem starts to understand why Boo Radley doesn't come out of 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 want to stay inside."(Lee 259) Analysis: Boo Radley is a mysterious character to Jem and the rest of the community. Because of Boo's nature, nobody outside of the Radley household has seen or heard from Boo in years. Due to this, it is hard for people in the community (Jem included) and the reader to empathize and relate to him. However, Jem is able to work past…show more content…
In Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, we can see there is a clear disparity the between classes, especially between the blacks and the whites in Maycomb county. Throughout the book, it is implied that (as far as class is concerned) the richest black person is far lower than that of the poorest white person. Due to the class disparity between the two races, the whites of Maycomb would be considered to be "better off " than the blacks and are also considered above them. When Scout, Jem, and Dill see Tom empathizes with Mayella, their idea of class is flipped upside down. This would teach our main characters that empathy transcends race and
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