Essay On Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird
Imagine a world without empathy. Everyone wouldn't know how to share feeling. Without knowing that much of the world would be boring and no fun. Empathy is the ability of showing feeling towards someone else. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, even though Atticus lost the Tom Robinson case, the book shows empathy can lead to a better world for everyone by not judging a book by its cover, standing up for what's right even though it may not be right to others, and listening to you elders.

After reading To Kill A Mockingbird one important lesson to take away is not to judge a book by its cover. Until Scout was almost six, Jem in 5th grade, and Dill almost seven the myth of Boo Radley haunted them. Many stories of Boo Radley was a big deal in their childhood. Boo was a neighbor they have not see in there whole life. Stories of them killing pets and watching people through their house windows seemed to amuse them. They were determined
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During the trial Jem and Scout snuck into the courthouse and watched and listened to the people talk back and forth. Calpurnia was looking for them the time they were gone. “Go home he said”(154). What he is saying is that if you listen to your elders you won't get in trouble. The more likely you will succeed in life if you listen. I think this is a great lesson for younger kids or even older kids.

After reading the essay, as you can tell empathy is very important for many reasons. Just like in the story all throughout many people had to stow their thoughts and feeling towards others. Three ways the book showed empathy is not judging and book by its cover, standing up for things that you think are right, and listening to your elder when you are supposed too. I think this book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a great book to get life lessons. After reading this book I think this book should be something kids should