To Kill A Mockingbird Empathy Essay

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“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You. All the rumors that were going around maycomb about Boo Radley and all the people that were afraid of him, Scout and Jem were like the only people that did not judge him. However In Chapter 31 Scout begins to take the time to see things in Boo Radley’s perspective for instance when scout made a remark at the end of the book “ you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee ). This expression is really true empathy. Because as she standing on Boo Radley’s porch Scout starts feeling compassion for him. Scout is really able to see Boo as a human rather than an awkward neighborhood. On December 14, 2012 in Newtown Connecticut a 20 year old young man named Adam Lanza, shot 20 children and 6 adults that were staff members. Overall Adam Lanza killed 27 …show more content…

For instance the situation with the Sandy Hooks Elementary School and other situation that has gone on in this generation today such has the Ferguson trail. Individual’s that have lost someone have to forgive another individual for their own sake, because you can not live with anger and resentment. because an individual will never get anywhere in life. empathy allows you to do many

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