“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” “[Atticus]?” “-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(lee 36). Harper Lee’s finest piece of literature, To Kill a Mockingbird, shares the story of young “Scout” Jean Louise Finch and her older adolescent brother, Jem Finch. Their father, Atticus, attempts to teach his children to treat everyone with compassion, forgiveness and acceptance, contrary to the other families of their home town, Maycomb County. To judge a person entirely off of his or her first impression is common with children, but the Finch’s later realize their significant mistake after getting to know them. A local man, Arthur “Boo” Radley is first of the various people the Finch children see as something their not.
“The way that man called him ‘boy’ all the time and sneered at him, an’ looked around the jury every time he answered-” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra figures out the kids are missing. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra figure out they 've been in the balcony of the courtroom all afternoon. Atticus sends them home, but agrees to let them come home after dinner. Aunt Alexandra was angry when she hears where the kids have been.
The world is not fair. In To Kill a Mockingbird, we see Scout Finch struggling to cope with this realization. Set in the South of America in the 1930’s, Scout describes her feelings as she exposed to the real world that was hidden from her when she was a child. Scout first sees a young boy from an unstable home, then witnesses the false conviction of a Black man her father is defending and at the end of the book sees that a man who she thought was a monster was actually good. As Scout grows up she has trouble understanding why Maycomb is full of prejudice and racism towards certain people.
However with Atticus’s guidance we start to see the improvement in Scouts ability to “walk in peoples shoes.” Later Scout starts to empathize with Boo Radley. Once described as a “malevolent phantom”(9) who's property was never dared to be stepped on, is now the friendly neighbor who has gifted them little trinkets. "I sometimes felt a twinge of remorse, when passing by the old place, at ever having taken part in what must have been sheer torment to Arthur Radley - what reasonable recluse wants children peeping through his shutters, delivering greetings on the end of a fishing-pole, wandering in his collards Pelteku 3 at night”(278)? Empathizing with Boo Radley is where we could successfully compare her
In Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout’s compassionate actions eliminate the tensions of the lynching mob. Scout, being a rather youthful individual, did not quite comprehend the gravity of the situation in which she was getting herself into. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout states, ‘“I go to school with Walter,” I began again. “He’s your boy, ain’t he? Ain’t he, sir?”’.
She tries to teach the children what it means to be a Finch and how to act like one. In addition, Dill decided to run away from home and return to Maycomb because his parents ignored him in Meridian. One night, the kids follow Atticus to the jail. Atticus is there to protect Tom from the mob that assembled to kill him. Jem refuses Atticus’s pleas to bring Scout and Dill home, but Scout disassembles the mob by singling Mr. Cunningham out and speaking to him about Walter and his entailment.
Even following the deaths of Boo's parents, Boo remained a recluse within his own home, where his mental state must have continued to deteriorate as the years passed by. This is injustice because boo is actually a really good person and he was treated wrong. a good example of is when he saved to kids. The Final figurative injustice and probably the greatest crime in the novel is when Bob Ewell tries to attack Jem and Scout. Bob tried to kill the kids because the kid's dad “Atticus” almost got Tom Robinson to look like he was innocent when he really didn't rape Mayella Ewell.
His reputation is so awful, that many others would never even think about leaving their house. At one point in the novel, Jem says to his sister, “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee 304). This line occurs before Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem, so after this event, Jem appreciates Boo, and realizes that he has more courage than originally thought. Boo is a character who shows no signs of fear, even though it may not seem like it at first, and his generosity and fearlessness make him a memorable, courageous
In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses point of view to present each character’s own attitude on different matters. In the novel, kids such as Scout and Jem experience and learn many lessons from the events in Maycomb that the adults have already learned. They discovered that their father, Atticus, has done some issues such as protecting Tom Robinson and letting Bob Ewell treat him unfairly, but in Atticus’s point of view, he thinks that it would be a good deed; however, the people of Maycomb has thought opposite of Atticus’s. The different points of view show how kids such as Scout and Jem can view matters differently than adults, and Harper Lee wants to show the true meaning and purpose of point of view by showing how adulthood
Boo and the Finches have never talked before, yet he risked his life for Jem and Scout. He managed to step out of his comfort zone for the benefit of others. Boo Radley, also known as Arthur Radley, is not recognized well enough for his heroic and valiant actions in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Every person has more than just external bravery. Mrs. Dubose demonstrates this by fighting her internal battle of her morphine addiction. She had enough courage and determination to become free of her illness before she died.