To Kill A Mockingbird Judgement Analysis

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Have you ever been in a situation where you feel pain/anger, but put on a brave face so no one will see how much pain you are in? Everyone thinks you're really happy but in reality, you are breaking down inside. This is called judgement. Judging people and being judged has happened at least once in every person's life. It's a part of human nature to judge, but do we know how to cope with it? Harper Lee used judgement as a main theme of the story To Kill a Mockingbird by helping readers and characters how to understand a person and their situation. The author uses the characters to furthermore our understanding of the theme she is trying to convey. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the characters Atticus and Boo Radley, to help develop…show more content…
For example, Atticus described Ms. Dubose to Scout by stating,"She had own view about things, a lot different than mine, maybe...I wanted you to see something about her--I wanted you to see what real courage is...she died beholdend to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I knew." The main focus of this quote was for Atticus to show Scout how Ms. Dubose had different views about courage and bravery.This passage is an example of the theme judgement because characters throughout the story had a variety of thoughts about Ms. Dubose including Scout, but Atticus saw the courage in her because he imagined himself in her skin. He felt her feelings in her situation and realized how brave she really was. Harper Lee provided this quote to elaborate the reader's understanding on the overall theme, and how it relates back to Atticus. The quote was used in the sense of what Atticus saw in Ms. Dubose, and explained to Scout what he saw in her. Scout understood that even if you don’t agree with a person, you should put yourself in their position. And that was the purpose of Atticus throughout the book. Before this passage, Atticus helps Scout out with a conflict in her life,“Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn't know it when he put the blanket around you.” During this scene, Scout didn't realize how much Boo was helping out. This proves the main theme of judgement…show more content…
The author developed the idea of walking in someone else's skin and fully understanding a person before judging their actions and thoughts. So next time you see someone that is happy, make sure you still be nice to them, because you never know what is going on in someone's
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