Atticus Finch Character Analysis Essay On To Kill A Mockingbird

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“‘...some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women-black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men’” (Lee 273). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a black man, is falsely convicted of raping Mayella, a white women. Tom is placed in a position where anything that escapes Mayella’s mouth goes against his word. That's where Atticus Finch comes in. Not only does he defend Tom but, he puts himself in others shoes and tries his best to teach his children, Jem and Scout, to do the same. The book focuses on the theme, you never really understand someone, until you walk in there shoes. Throughout the book there are countless of examples that show the characters considering others feelings.
Near the beginning of the book, Scout, Atticus’s 9-year-old daughter, introduces us to the Cunninghams. She describes them as, not taking anything that they can’t pay back. She takes us back to one winter day when Mr.Cunningham, one of Atticus’s clients, is leaving from there residents. “ ‘Mr. Finch, I don’t know when I’ll ever be able to pay you.’ ‘Let that be the least of your worries,
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To Kill a Mockingbird is a perfect example of expressing empathy. It teaches readers the tough times and conditions people were in back then.It shows that you should try feeling what others feel during tough times and stepping in there shoes for a bit. Not everyone has the same opportunities, money, a home and food as others might. For example, the Ewells lived by the dump. The Cunninghams can’t take anything they can’t pay back. Tom is falsely accused of raping Mayella and loses his life and family. Everyone has a bump in the road and they try to find a way around it. We need to learn to be considerate and understand what others are going through, because who knows, one day that might be
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