Cole FioriMr. Girt
November 17th, 2013
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay
People around the world are blind, but something that someone has never felt before can open up their eyes to a spot-on life. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates and shows a remarkable way of living life. Society is full of judgments and in order to break down another human being, you shall step in their shoes and see life from their point of view. “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.”(30) Atticus's advice "to climb into someone's skin and walk around in it" is much more than the typical advice to walk a mile or even just a few steps in someone's shoes. This important piece from Chapter 3 finds Atticus giving Scout the key piece of moral advice that directs her development for the rest of the novel. The simple wisdom of Atticus’s words reflects the pure manner in which he guides himself by this sole principle of to not judge someone until you walk in their shoes. At the end of the book, she succeeds in comprehending Boo Radley’s perspective of how the street looks different from where she stands. “You’re real nice, Uncle Jack, an I reckon I love you even after what you did, but you don’t understand children much.”(85) This shows that Scout wants to make sure the situation is clear for Uncle Jack and her family. She thinks her family will agree with her arguments. She wants her family to step into her shoes and look at her side of the conflict. It then became apparent Scout was correct. Her family did understand her side of the story. Scout explains the foul language and her defensiveness toward the situation. Her love and honesty will provide for a new point of view for Uncle Jack. The view that he made an untrue judgment. Also Scout makes a negative judgment into a positive one, on this day. However there is still judgment going on in Maycomb...
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