To Kill A Mockingbird Empathy Quotes Analysis

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There is a Native American quote that says “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.” This quote shows a great example of empathy. Put yourself in their place and see how it feels, you don’t have to agree with, but you should understand them before you make judgements. That is empathy in a nutshell. In In To Kill a Mockingbird Empathy is an essential in the narrator Scout’s growing up or coming of age. There are countless amounts of empathy, which enforces how important empathy is. Atticus Finch has a great quote very similar to the Native American’s. He says “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-- until you climb into his and walk around in it.” (39 Lee) This comes at a very important time in Scouts growing up. She just came back from her first day of school and Atticus has her think about what Miss Caroline is going through and she has an epiphany. It’s a major turning point in her thinking and it influences her thinking throughout the rest of the book. Put yourself in someone else’s skin is a great way to think of empathy and it shows how smart Atticus really is right away. We all have those …show more content…

In my fifteen years I don’t really have a specific example of empathy, but my parents always have reinforced the idea. My parents say that no matter what you shouldn’t judge someone or act differently if they are rude or look different because you never know what they are going through. Its that same idea of don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. It’s always played a very big part in my first impressions of people or how I react when I’m mistreated. You don’t know what the person is going through. Whether someone yells at me or I see a shady looking person, yes don’t be stupid, but it has really changed how I look at things and it makes me a better person and more

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