Perspective In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Perspective and beliefs have a huge effect in the world and especially back in the 1930s. This is about the perspective on Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and how it affects his beliefs. He has three quotes that really explain how perspective and beliefs that affect their everyday lives. The first quote is, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, Pg.39). The second one is, “...it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee, Pg.119) Finally the last quote, “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”(Lee, Pg.366)

This quote is really deep in thought and is hard to understand for a younger person like Atticus's
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To kill something that has not done anything to you is not right. People do it all the time, but the good people in the world think about the situation and do the right thing. Atticus brings this point up when Uncle Jack gave Scout, and Jem air rifles. They wanted to go and shoot something and Atticus only wanted for them to shoot tin cans and not mockingbirds. That is when Miss Maudie explains why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Explaining to Jem and Scout that the mockingbird only sings its heart out for us. This also goes into the court case that Atticus is working on. Tom Robinson is convicted of rape when it is proven that he did nothing and it was Bob Ewell that gave Mayella Ewell, his own daughter all the injuries. Tom Robinson was later sentenced guilty and only because of the racism in the town, which is completely unfair in society and the only one that really seems to recognize it is Atticus. He tried escaping prison for something he is innocent for and in return gets shot Seventeen times. Most of these people's beliefs have been passed down, and learned a certain way, so that is how it also relates to that…show more content…
Point of view can really have an effect on your beliefs, thoughts, and how you view the world. Just like this quote, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, Pg.39) explains the effect of perspective outstandingly. “...It is a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Lee, Pg.119) this one really proves something. That you it is wrong to just go and kill or discriminate against people for no reason, when they have not done anything to anyone. This last key point is about honesty and this quote is a good example, “Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”(Lee, Pg.366) To be honest with everyone is a good thing, it shows people that you're trustworthy and they do not have to worry about you hiding things about them. It makes you look like a good person and someone who should be respected. All these key points from the book To Kill a Mockingbird are a great life lesson and can make you a better person in
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