To Kill A Mockingbird Prejudice Quotes

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Atticus Finch believes “ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” (Pg 39). He tells this to his young and Naive daughter Scout, because she doesn’t understand the people in her town that she doesn’t know very well. Over the course of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and Jem learn about prejudice. Although there are many events with a variety of different people who have been perceived differently than they really are throughout the novel, the kids are most impacted by Mrs. Dubose, Mr. Raymond, and Boo Radley. As a result they learn that is is really hard to blame a person when you look at things from their perspective. Towards the beginning of the novel, we as the reader get introduced to Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. Who, from Scout’s perspective was a very mean old woman that lived on their street. Scout also described her as “plain hell”.(Pg 6) After Jem upsets Mrs. Dubose by ruining her Camellia bush, his consequence is he has to read to her six days a week, for one month, for two hours each day, and he has to work on fixing her bushes that he destroyed. When he finds out his punishment, Jem is distressed and doesn’t want to go over with Mrs. Dubose because according to himself, she is a mean, stubborn, old women who criticizes everyone in Macomb. She especially …show more content…

Not long after Jem finishes up his daily readings to Mrs. Dubose, she passes away and leaves one single Camellia for

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