Examples Of Misunderstanding In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a lot of misunderstanding that shows in the society we live in today. An example of this would be the way some people are treated because of what their race is. Also people seem to judge for things that they do not have an facts on. This is shown from the kids point of view because it is showing how it affects the kids the most when misunderstanding like these happen in a society.

Misunderstanding is simply when a person takes a certain situation or words and doesn’t understand correctly what they mean or what is going on. For example Mrs.Caroline didn’t understand why Walter wouldn't take her money so that he could buy food, she didn’t know that a poor person like him won’t take money unless his family has enough to eventually pay back. It wasn’t so much her own fault, Mrs. Caroline simply just didn’t understand like the rest of the townspeople did because they have lived there for years. In society this shows how the people in our world judge before the people from society know anything. A real life example would be when a person tell you that they think you’re dressed nice today, and the person takes it as you saying that they dress bad
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In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem sees Scout chewing gum and as soon as he sees her chewing he thinks it is something bad, making her spit the gum out and getting in trouble for it. In this situation there wasn’t a huge consequence but the misunderstanding of Scout chewing something that wasn’t gum led to her getting in trouble by Jem. An example in society is if for example a kid is seen leaving school in a suspicious way, and the security yells at him and gets him in trouble for “ditching” but then the student shows him his doctor's note. He is then excused and the security realizes that he misunderstood what the boy was trying to do and the young boys’ consequence was getting yelled at for no

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