Examples Of Humility In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Intertwining Humility and Empathy

Katniss Everdeen from the movie The Hunger Games reflects similar qualities to Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. In The Hunger Games, Katniss lives in the poorest district of the world and struggles to survive and feed her family. Every year, children from each district must add their name to a list that determines whether they have to fight in a war against their peers. The creators of the twisted game, known as The Hunger Games, choose random children each year to demonstrate their power over the other districts. During the film, the game-makers happen to select Katniss’s younger sister Prim. Out of empathy for Prim, Katniss quickly volunteers to replace her and go to war herself. Katniss’s ability to sympathize with her sister’s situation and put her own life in jeopardy establishes several qualities. Katniss carries an ample measure of humility to look past her own needs, while also holding a vast extent of empathy to help Prim. These admirable qualities also appear in the character Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus expresses qualities of humility and empathy.
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Atticus’s humility appears during multiple scenarios which contribute to his moral worth as a character. On one hand, Atticus shows little pride and never boasts of his talent for shooting. Similarly, Atticus displays immense grace and modesty when receiving gifts for his efforts during the trial. Atticus also demonstrates empathy on several occasions. First, Atticus teaches Scout about understanding and showing sensitivity toward Miss Caroline’s situation. Second, Atticus exhibits sympathy for Bob Ewell, even though he threatened Atticus and his children. Atticus engraves humility and empathy deeply into To Kill a Mockingbird. He teaches both his children and readers of powerful moral ethics that shape the world