To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Without compassion the world would be a dark place, there would be no such thing as love and there would be no one to lend a helping hand. Even in society today, people approach situations with no compassion, humans discriminate against others because of differences in color or appearances. In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" the author, Harper Lee, writes about a town that shows no compassion towards people of color even when there are lives at risk. In the book, we learn that "[you 'll] never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."(Lee 30) All members of the Finch family show compassion towards others in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", Scout shows compassion to Mrs. Dubose, Jem shows compassion to Aunt Alexandria, and Atticus shows compassion towards Tom Robinson. Scout is one of the main characters and a member of the Finch family, she shows compassion towards Mrs. Dubose and her new teacher. After Jem and Scout ruin Mrs. Dubose 's garden they have to read to her and when Scout sees "a brass bed, and in the bed Mrs. Dubose. I wondered if Jem 's activities had put her there, and for a moment I felt sorry for her. (Lee 30) Scout shows compassion by feeling sorry for destroying her garden, even though what she had said to them was unacceptable and nasty. This represents compassion because if she was just like old Mrs. Dubose, she would feel awful if someone ruined her garden. Earlier,
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