To Kill A Mockingbird Empathy Quotes

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Although prejudice is an important theme in the novel, developing empathy is the major message Miss Lee wants the reader to take away from the book. In the start of the novel Atticus talks about how important empathy is and says “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,” (39). This is Atticus’s response to Scout’s awful day at school. He wants her to realize that she may be upset, but Miss Caroline likely did not set out to make her upset and she had a reason for doing what she did. After this, while Scout may not like Miss Caroline, she has a better understanding of why Miss Caroline does what she does. Although Scout begins to understand empathy
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