How Is Compassion Shown In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Understanding is more than knowing a broad generalization of an idea; it is to fully comprehend complex emotions behind a situation. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird“, Scout is portrayed as someone who is blunt and mischievous, but as the story progresses, she begins to learn the true understanding of compassion by her surroundings. Scout is very irrational and doesn’t think before she acts, but as she experiences various events, she learns to feel compassion for people instead of being insensitive. Scout has an impetuous nature that causes her to act without thinking. A good example from the book that portrays Scout‘s nature is when she scares Walter, not thinking about how unfortunate and harsh Walter’s life is. “I stomped at him to chase him away but Jem put out his hand and stopped me.’’ Jem halts Scout bashing on Walter because…show more content…
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Scout’s biggest role model is Atticus. She learns pretty much everything from him and looks up to him. Atticus wants her to understand that it is important to put yourself in someone else’s place in order to understand them better, considering things from their perspective. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout learns to not be so insensitive and to show more compassion and less insensitivity. As scout is growing up, she wanders around her surroundings that help he gain knowledge about the time in society back then. She learns to not be mean and judge people, but to understand the struggles they go through. As scout is growing up, she is learning more and more about understanding people and she is learning to feel compassionate and less
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