The Theme Of Confidence In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Lynzee Toneske Mr.Brodowski English 4 December 17, 2015 Confidence; Belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities. Confidence is not the feeling of being above or superior to the people around you. Real confidence is when you are pleased with yourself and excited to see what more you can accomplish. In some cases confidence is confused with “cockiness” or being full of yourself. When a women goes along time with out being told how beautiful she is, it can start to make her think that she truly isn’t. She can start to smile less, stop taking care of her self and stop taking pride in how she looks. Not because she wants to, simply because she doesn't see the point if she goes unnoticed anyway. “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.” -Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. When you are walking down the street and you see someone dressed not so nice looking depressed, do you automatically think less of them? You shouldn't! This person could have low self confidence, feeling unrecognized, not feeling very beautiful today. We all have those days however this behavior CAN cause a violent cycle of…show more content…
It is not all negative. If you are self conscious you are “lowkey” meaning you kind of just do your own thing and really dont try to attract any attention to yourself. So you can really dress how ever you want, look how ever you want, act how ever you want.. because no one is really going to expect anything crazy from you after all. Being self conscious might just be your key to gaining all the confidence in the world. If you feel as if no one notices you on a daily basis then you arent constantly wondering what people are saying about you or if they like what you are wearing. You are a free spirit! “ I am a free spirit… admire me from the ground or fly with me… but do not ever try to cage me” -
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