The Best Way to Understand a Person Is to Walk in His or Her Shoes

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The 3rd chapter in this novel, the line is mentioned it is when Scout un-happy walks out the house to the front porch complaining that she is not well, soon Atticus finds the problem she tells him all the days misfortune that she had, Mrs. Caroline Fisher also said that you taught scout everything wrong complained scout. She told Atticus that she didn’t want to go to school and wanted to be home schooled like him. I think that this idiom derives from the fact that a pair of perfectly fitting shoes for someone may not fit another person as perfectly. So, literally, only if you put on another person’s shoes can you feel how it is to walk in them. Metaphorically speaking, “their shoes” stands for other people’s position to “put on their shoes”, we try to imagine ourselves in their situation, by seeing things from their point of view, by thinking about how we would want to be treated if we were them. “The best way to understand a person is to walk in his or her shoes” because the sentence starts out atticus was feeble that gives us a sense of his current status. Scout took the advice given by Atticus with respect and then used it in the case of Miss Dubose at the end when she met her death she steps in Miss Dubose’s shoes and find’s out how hard life was for her and then finds out what she had to go through to daily compared to her. There is also a prediction of an characters that are incorrect such as Boo radely he was predicted to be 6-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks, he dined on raw squirrels and any cat he would catch, that’s why his hands were blood stained he was also predicted to be a maniac and kill people and roam around at night. But that turned out to be wrong as in the 8th chapter boo puts a shawl on scout when she is watching every one saving the furniture from Miss Maudie’s house as it was on fire.
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