To Kill A Mockingbird Empathy Quotes

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To Kill A Mockingbird

You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view - Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. My topics were how is empathy demonstrated or learned by Atticus, How is Empathy demonstrated by Scout and How is empathy demonstrated or learned by Jem. How is empathy shown throughout the characters among the storyline?

Atticus believes that not only black people but everyone deserves a fair go whether it's a court case or not. When Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell everyone in Maycomb was for the side of Bob Ewell and Mayella, The white people always put their word before a black man's word. This means that Tom Robinson had no chance, but Atticus believes Tom’s word and believes in equality between white and black people. When
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Jem was curious about how Bob would have been thinking and Feeling during the trial. Atticus said to Jem “Jem, see if you can stand in bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial if he had any to begin with.” “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell’s one extra beating that's something I’ll gladly take” - Chapter 23 Page 218. In Chapter 23 of To kill a Mockingbird, Bob Ewell spits in Atticus Finch’s face. When Atticus explains to Jem about his decision to walk away from a fight, Atticus asks Jem to consider how Bob Ewell felt after the trial. In the Quote, Atticus is asking Jem to walk in Bob Ewell’s shoes so he can then get an understanding of why Atticus backed down and why Bob Spit in Atticus’s face. Jem found out what it's like to be in someone else's shoes, also why Atticus walked away from Bob Ewell. Jem also realised how much more respect the Black people have for Atticus when he just walked away from Bob Ewell in front of the Black
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