How Does Atticus Learn To Understand Others

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout and one of the lawyers of Maycomb County, has to defend an African-American male. In the novel, Atticus said this quote, “You never really understand a person until you consider from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This relates to the novel because the county was criticizing Arthur “Boo” Radley. Atticus gave this quote to his children about understanding others. In this novel, there are characters who learn to understand others, do not learn to understand others, and characters who play a huge role in the novel. In this novel, there are characters who learn to understand others. Jem and Scout are two of the main characters. They try to understand Boo Radley when he is locked up inside from the outside world. They feel pity and try to learn the truth of Boo Radley. Atticus also try to learn to understand others. When Bob Ewell threatens to kill him if it took him the rest of his life, Atticus hopes that he took one of the Ewell’s beatings. Atticus also thinks that Mr. Ewell releases his anger on his children and other people neighbors in the county. Dolphus Raymond is the town’s fake drunk. He tries to…show more content…
Bob Ewell is one of those characters. Mr. Ewell criticizes Atticus for defending an African- American against his own daughter, Mayella Ewell. He then threatens Atticus life and family, not understanding why Atticus defended Tom Robinson. Mr. Ewell goes after violence instead of peace. Also, Mr. Radley do not understand other characters. Mr. Radley locks up Boo Radley inside the house for as long as Scout and Jem can remember. It is known as a legend that Boo Radley broke the law and had mental problems. Instead of sending him into an asylum, Mr. Radley decides to store him away in the house. These are characters who do not learn to understand others in this
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