Everybody has feelings of compassion. People have compassion toward different people or things everyday. People have compassion to kids that get bullied. People have compassion to meeting people who are going through hard times. People have compassion for all the people that have lost loved ones in 9/11. Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune. Scout learns about compassion through people in different ways in To Kill a Mockingbird such as Walter Cunningham, Mrs. Dubose, and Atticus. Scout learns about compassion with Walter Cunningham. For example Walter Cunningham quarter incident in Miss Caroline’s class. Scout thinks he knows him and all and all he is a poor boy in her class. When she started to question Walter Cunningham with the syrup incident she made Walter Cunningham sad. Then Cal teaches Scout that just because someone is different doesn’t mean you can judge them. She then realizes after dinner when Calpurnia yells at her that not everybody is as fortunate as her family. Scout learns about compassion when she interacts with Mrs.Dubose. When Scout first sees Mrs. Dubose sick she says, “and for a moment I felt sorry for her she was lying under a pile of quilts and looks almost friendly” until she starts yelling. Scout and Jem think that Mrs. Dubose is just a cranky old lady that always yells at kids. So they messed up her garden with rage .Scout and Jem don’t realize or understand her until after she dies. They learned that she was a morphine addict. Scout learns compassion when realizes that strong people like Mrs. Dubose can’t handle pain anymore and turned her attention to drugs to ease the pain. At the end Scout learns that you have to be nice and compassionate to people around you even though they don’t do same thing back. They learned to be forgiving to Mrs.Dubose. Scout learns compassion from Atticus. He teaches Scout compassion when he serves as...
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