To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Quotes Analysis

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Atticus’s Quote Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird is changed the most not by one of the themes of the novel, but by a quote from Atticus. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, revolves around the quote Atticus says about how you really don’t understand a person until you see it from their perspective.This is important to the novel because this quote helps Scout develop and grow into a better character. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout develops and grows into a better character because of Atticus’s quote, “‘First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick Scout, you’ll gt 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.” (Lee 39). Scout first learns the meaning of Atticus’s quote because of the Cunningham family. Scout is first able to see Walter Cunningham’s point of view when she realizes why he might have ate so much when Jem invited him over for a meal after Scout had beaten him up. She also sees things from Mr. Cunningham’s point of view when he was in the mob. Scout…show more content…
Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes when Jem tells Scout that he finally realized why Boo Radley might have stayed in his house for so long. She also puts herself in his shoes when Boo Radley wants to see Jem, but does notknow how to comfort him so she says he can pet him. Another time Scout puts herself in Boo Radley’s shoes was at the very end when she was standing on the Radley porch and going back through her memories through Boo’s perspective. “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough” (Lee 374). This quote shows that Scout put herself in Boo Radley’s shoes because she finally understood what he wanted and she respected
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