How To Kill A Mockingbird Stand In Other People's Shoes

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Have you ever get angry because of someone didn’t know your purpose of doing something or don’t know what you are thinking? Most of the time it happens because people didn’t put themselves in your situation and think about the pros and cons of this movement. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, The main characters, Jem and Scout, who were just kids about ten years old, learn that they should “stand in other people’s shoes” and think for other people. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a book about Scout growing up learning new thoughts, values, moral, and compassion. The story take place in the 20th century in a southern place called Maycomb County. In the story, there is a character named Arthur Radley, who Jem and Scout always called…show more content…
“First of all,” he said. “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…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(30). Atticus said that to Scout when she complains about her first day of school that her teacher, Miss Caroline, told her that Atticus taught her all wrong and not to read anymore. Atticus later explain that they could not expect Miss Caroline to learn all Maycomb’s way in one day, because she is from another place, and they could not hold her responsible when she know no better. Atticus also make his point of seeing in another person’s perspective is when Jem makes a snowman of Mr. Avery. Jem is proud with his snowman of Mr. Avery, and he is thinking from his own perspective. However, when Atticus sees it, he said that “You’ve perpetrated a near libel here in the front yard. We’ve got to disguise this fellow”(67). And “I don’t care what you do, as long as you do something, you can’t go around making caricatures of the neighbors”(67). Jem said “Ain’t a caricature, it looks just like him”(67), but Atticus replies “Mr. Avery might not think so”(67). It shows that Atticus always sees from points of view of everyone, he always consider and understand for everyone, he makes sure Jem can remedy in any way before Mr. Avery is actually hurt by it. It also shows that Jem and Scout still needs to learn a lot as they grow
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