Modeling Another's World View In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The Power of Modeling Another’s World 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.” (Lee). Empathy is the ability to imagine how someone is feeling based on the similar experience that you have had. In the fictional novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, the novel portrays the visual of racism and life during the 1930s. The novel gives us readers a child’s point view of life during the 1930s. One of the many characters present throughout the novel attracts my eye, Jeremy “Jem” Finch. I can empathize with Jem Finch with us both maturing at a young age and having to take care of a younger sibling and seeing the world in a whole new different way.…show more content…
In the novel, Scout is emotional about the cement added into a tree knothole, Jem comforts her by saying “Don’t cry, now, Scout… don’t cry now, don’t you worry-” (Lee p.83). Relating to a similar situation I encountered, my sister was no longer friends with a another girl at school and she came home depressed and in tears. Although I am not good with comforting others, I attempted to be there for her every way possible. I spoke to her and said “That she is something special and if those children can not see it then, you do not need them in your life.” Of course it took time for her to move on but eventually she got over it. Just being there and comforting her makes a difference. With Jem and I both being able to take care of a sibling it allowed all of us to see the world

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