Tom Robinson Shoes

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson goes to jail for being accused of raping Mayella. Scout and Jem walk home everyday from school and pass Boo Radley’s house. Atticus’s neighbors house burnt down in the winter. The theme of the book is important because it shows how others step into others’ shoes and see how they feel. The first example of stepping into someone’s shoes is important because it stopped Walter Cunningham from killing Tom Robinson. Atticus and the kids arrived home and going home from the jail and they ate dinner. Atticus sat and ate dinner with the family and told them the next morning, “Hmp, maybe we need a police force of children… you children last night…show more content…
Atticus told Scout to just let him alone and let Jem do things on his own. So Atticus told Scout “As Atticus had once advised me to, I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it”(Lee 77). Scout see’s Jems point of view. Scout tries to go with Jem to the Radley place in the morning and doesn’t want Scout to go. Scout goes with Jem anyways and his pants were folded on the fence where he had taken them off to escape.
The last example of seeing from another character’s perspective is Jem trying to see from Mrs. Dubose’s perspective. Atticus wanted to make Jem know that Mrs. Dubose is getting old and doesn’t understand things as well as she used to. So Atticus told Jem “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand”(Lee 148 ). Atticus told Jem that because he wanted Jem to realize she did morphine and she was getting old so she would get grumpy and forget things very quickly.
The theme of this book is showing how the characters see another character 's point of view and how it would affect them if they were in the characters situation. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Whether in a case your black or white or any color, you should have a fair chance at winning. It matters because it shows how the readers know others would feel, not just the narrator Jean Louise
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