What Is Scout's Perspective In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Scouts Growth in Perspective There are many things taught when younger and that is to have your own point of view but to remember that you should not judge a book by its cover. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, there has been some very noticeable scenes of racial conflict going on but eventually it should end. Having a point of view on someone is most of the time just an opinion but you cannot always judge someone without really knowing them. Scout is about six years old when the novel begins, and she has not learned much about racial conflict. Scout is a sister to Jem, and is very intelligent as well as an outgoing young girl. Scout grows in perspective ever since she has a talk with her father about judging someone when you do…show more content…
Atticus 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” (Lee 30). Atticus is saying that you cannot really make a prejudice judgement on someone without really knowing them fully. In other words Atticus is just telling Scout that she should not be judging someone and instead she should climb into someone’s skin to see things from their point of view. Scout was just judging someone she does not know. When Atticus is saying all of this to Scout, they are both sitting outside on their porch when he tells Scout all of this important and handy information. Scout is still of course learning how to use perspective but it is not getting there yet. For example, Scout says “I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it: if I had gone alone to the Radley Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held the next afternoon” (Lee 53). Scout is just assuming that the Radleys (meaning boo) would harm her so much. Scout is just judging them when she does not know them. Overall Scout is still growing in perspective that Boo Radley really does
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