May 4, 2012
LA Honors #6
To Kill a Mockingbird essay
Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes
Everyone deserves the same chances no matter who they are, or what they look like. Many people learn the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” yet they still go through life breaking the moral. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee; Scout, Atticus and Dolphis Raymond contribute to the novels message. These characters teach the lesson to walk in someone else’s shoes before judging them.
Ignorance of a child also comes with their thoughts and actions. Scout finch portrays the novels message when she says, “When they finally saw him, why he hadn’t done any of those things…Atticus, he was real nice” (Lee 376). People judge others on what they hear even before they have a conversation with them. Scout’s innocence allows her to still learn, understand, and follow the morals of life. Scout had just met Boo Radley and she decides to walk him home, “…He had to stoop a little to accommodate me, but if Miss Stephanie Crawford was watching from her upstairs window, she would see Aurther Radley escorting me down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do” (377). Scout knows she didn’t give Boo Radley a fair chance at the beginning and wants others to realize the mistake they have also made by not giving him a chance. Judgments come based on appearance and Bad decisions a person has made in the past. The only way to stop the judgments is to get to know people before assuming. Scout shows that you have to understand one’s life bores having first impressions.
Wise people almost always take part in the telling of the lessons. Atticus Finch says this to his daughter, “You never really know a man until you stand in his shows and walk around in them” (35). Atticus is a major character, however sticks out from every other character showing he is an outcast. He helps create the stories main lesson and the conflicts revolve around him....