To Kill A Mockingbird Puzzlement Analysis

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Often in society, people’s actions lead to tremendous puzzlement. Following this puzzlement are negative consequences. Such repercussions include social separation through gossip and biased judgement. This is evident in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. To fathom the situation from another point of view can solve the problems that accompany the confusion of other’s choices. When we do not comprehend what motivated one to do what they did, we frequently form our own reasons. We speak ill of these people, although we have no right to. If we were to view the situation from another point of view, our previous attitude would vary. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus teaches Scott that “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Scout does not wish to attend school as she is not pleased with…show more content…
As Atticus continues his conversation with Scout, the subject of a certain family in town, the Ewells, arises. Leaving school is something Scout longs to do; she is jealous of the Ewells, who leave school with no question. Atticus explains to Scout that “it’s against the law, all right, and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey, his children have a way of crying from hunger pains.” In addition to explaining why the Ewell children behave the way they do (they are hungry), this quote from To Kill a Mockingbird expounds on the cause of these kids’ abhorrent behavior. The Ewell children do not have a parental role model who provides for the children even basic necessities of life. Had Scout not known this, she would have assumed that the children were inherently evil. We are also guilty of this, and the fictional situation in To Kill a Mockingbird reveals to us a simple example of the consequences of not observing a situation from another point of
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