To Kill A Mockingbird Sympathy Analysis

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Sympathy I enjoyed Lee’s use of the theme of sympathy throughout To Kill a Mockingbird. Through Lee’s protagonist Atticus Finch, he shows the importance of sympathy by examining the ability to understand another’s perspective, specifically those of Miss Caroline Fisher and Boo Radley. The first instance occurs when fisher yells at Scout for already knowing how to read. She takes offense because Scout prevented her from teaching everyone in her own way. Later that evening, Atticus tries to explain to Scout why Fisher yelled at her. He tells his daughter, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb it his skin and walk around in it.” (30). His simple and straightforward explanation…show more content…
I clearly remember the first day I had walked into science class. A girl named Meagan was standing there, being as loud an obnoxious as possible. I had heard far too many stories about her to even wonder who she was or why she was acting the way she was. As I walked by her she looked at me as if she was going to say something, but I did not give her the time of day. This went on for around two weeks. The next Tuesday she finally asked me a question, “did we have homework?” she questioned me. I replied with a blunt “no.” We had had homework the night prior, but I did not want to converse with her. I acted this same way towards her until half way through the semester. Meagan starting to become good friends with one of my best friends, Erika. The following weekend I went over to Erika’s house. As soon as I walked in the door I spotted Meagan. I kept thinking to myself that I just had to ignore her. Surprisingly, I had begun to like her after an hour. She was not half as bad as she seemed. Now Meagan is one of my best friends. I realized I should have given her a chance before judging her straight off the bat. Most times it is best to leave all gossip and appearances behind and give everyone an equal chance. The story To Kill a Mockingbird has many very important themes. Sympathy is one that is shown very clearly throughout the novel, and displayed by the main character, Atticus Finch. As you continue through your reading you also see the importance of this theme and will portray it in your daily
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