In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus tells Scout,” You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This means you need to think of things through another persons perspective to understand their actions and thoughts. Throughout the story several characters do this and some even change the way they view the person who’s “shoes” they were in. For instance, after Scout walks Boo Radley home, after he saved her and Jim from Bob Ewell, she stand on the Radley house’s porch and recollects the events of the past year from Boo’s perspective. “You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” Scout realizes that Boo thought of her and Jem as his children. And that he wasn’t the scary man, from the rumors, that wanted to murder everyone; he was a nice reclusive guy that put the items in the tree for them, and cared for them such as when he protects them from Mr.Ewell and when he puts the blanket around Scout to keep her warm. “Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em—” Another person to step into someone else’s shoes is Tom Robinson he sees things from Mayella’s perspective and feels bad for her. He knows she is abused, uneducated, and the she almost had no choice but to lie to save herself. It would have been horrible for Mayella if she would have told the truth; she tried to tempt a married black man. Since he saw through her “shoes” he feels bad for her, but sadly, because he said this out loud the townsfolk took it as cocky and condescending, that a black man felt sorry for a white woman. Atticus is another person that gets into
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jem, Scout, and Dill live in Maycomb, Alabama around the 1930’s, having to struggle through slavery and the poor family’s trying to scrape by. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem, Scout, and Dill have some great courage throughout the novel as they have loyalty in their relationships as seen in character, conflict, and symbolism.
The main characters in the story show relationships throughout the novel. There is a tight relationship between Jem, Scout, and Dill; they show courage…
To Kill a Mockingbird
In "To Kill a Mockingbird" Scout feels bad at the end of the book because she believes that neighbors give in return and she did not give her neighbor, Boo Radley, anything in return for all of the things that he did for her. This comment comes from a child Scout narrator because she does not fully understand what Jem and her really gave Boo in return. Scout believes that Jem and her never gave anything to Boo in return, but they don’t understand that they gave Boo something…
English, Hour 1
March 9, 2015
Throughout the story of
To Kill a Mockingbird
, Scout speaks quite highly, while
sometimes lowly, of her brother, Jem. She’s always looking up to him for one reason or another,
and is constantly interested in what he is doing, wanting to stick by him at all times and joining
him on his life journeys taking them both up and down. Although Scout explains her own
thoughts on the events taking place, they could also be her opinion on anothers story…
through the novel innocence is experienced. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, symbolism plays an important role. There is one symbol that Harper Lee incorporated into the novel and that helps develop ideas by Scout and Jem; a mockingbird. In my life I have gone through many situations where I have been innocent and it has moved on to experience. Multiple characters in this novel are innocent but their innocence is destroyed by evil. The mockingbird is the symbolism of the innocence in this case…
“To kill A mockingbird” by Harper Lee, set in the United States, explores a range of universal concepts of the 1930s as well as today which enhances our learning enabling readers to become better global citizens. The book was set during a time when racial tension of black versus white was popular. Racism was very common during this difficult time and Harper Lee emphasises this issue through the young Innocent eyes of Scout. In Maycomb, a small, old country town in the south of USA, an elevation of…
May 10, 2014
The Conflict of Human Inequality
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, human inequality is a major problem that is constantly disregarded by the people of Maycomb County, Alabama. This conflict is mainly portrayed through racism and social structure. Mayella Ewell and Tom Robinson are two characters that experience inequality throughout the novel.
Mayella Ewell experiences social inequality in Maycomb County. She is a white girl who lives with her…
The quote “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.”(p.283) is a climactic moment in Harper Lee’s Novel To Kill a Mockingbird as it represents Scout finally growing up and understanding the significance of seeing things from other people’s perspective. This theme is portrayed in the book through many characters. Atticus, Miss Caroline Fishure, Calpurnia, Miss Dubose and Jem…
Every one deals with situations differently, and I’ll show you in the reading, in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” and in my own personal experience, that people deal with situations differently.
In the reading Carol is faced with a situation where everyone compares her to her sister Elena everyone tells her, to be more like her. As much as she tries to be more like her everyone just puts Carol down because she isn’t like her, the only place she feels like she is wanted is in school…
To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
The Novel to to Kill A mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical novel, It explores the Depression Era, as well as the racial and social issues of the time period. In this essay we are looking at the significant changes, that takes place in Scouts life and how her opinions change. Some of the thoughts she had in the beginning of the story was that Boo, was an evil man, and that negroes were not like the rest of the human race.
Scout made assumptions about Boo Radley…
11 August, 2014
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
“To Kill a Mockingbird”, what can be said about this novel that has not been said already? Written by author Harper Lee, the story is told through the eyes of a young “tom boy” nicknamed Scout Finch. It is interesting to see such a deep novel told through the eyes of such a young child. The story has conflicts at every corner, for example: the altercation with Boo Radley and his father…