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To Kill A Mockingbird Perspective

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Perspective and beliefs go hand in hand when talking about someone's personal views on society and what is morally right to them. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Lee shows all throughout the novel that someone’s perspective can change in a matter of seconds. When Atticus educates Scout about stepping into someone else's shoes, when Jem is told that Mrs. Dubose was struggling with an addiction, and when Bob Ewell’s credibility was lost after the trial where he was exposed as a liar. All examples are prominent in this novel as well as many others. The very first sense of perspective that we get from Lee is very pronounced. When Miss Caroline had told Scout to not let her father teach her to read, Scout had become…show more content…
Bob Ewell was the plaintiff who was accusing Tom Robinson of raping his daughter, Mayella Ewell. During the trial, they called up the plaintiff to testify what he saw. Bob Ewell was under oath but still ended up lying to win the case described. Atticus saw what he was doing and ended up calling him out on everything, subtly. It was shown that Bob Ewell was left handed while Tom Robinson was crippled on that side of his body. All of the bruises were focused on the left side of Mayella’s body. Although that was not enough evidence for the jury to write off the case as a fake, Bob Ewell’s credibility was lost entirely to the public. “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.” (Lee 1960, pg 292). Since the town’s perspective changed on Bob Ewell, he was not much associated with and everyone deemed him as a liar. To Kill a Mockingbird uses many examples of perspective and the majority seems to be coming from Atticus. Atticus stands up for his beliefs and is teaching his children to stand up for theirs as well. Although the novel may be written in Scout’s perspective, or POV, it is well known that most of the lessons are taught by Atticus, as he plays a very large role in this novel. His beliefs and perspective go hand in hand and he was far ahead of his time with his
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