Essay on Atticus, By Harper Lee

1301 Words Aug 26th, 2015 null Page
Atticus says to Scout, “‘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’”(30).
Atticus explains to Scout that she must learn how to understand others’ perspectives and not only her shoes. If everyone was quick to judge on who people are, we would not be able to coexist in a society. Seeing through another’s shoe will make others understand their pain and struggle in order to see the good in people. And I feel such should happen in this novel and reality. Atticus was able to understand this moral in such a tired, mindless town, why not in a modern day civilization? With his wisdom, Scout’s father will seem like a fatherhood figure and his teachings may serve as the novel’s moral voice. (Making a Prediction and Connection)

When I read this quote, I had a better understanding of how Harper Lee was trying to portray Atticus. Instead of demonstrating morals and lessons through a book as a whole, she takes one character and inserts the whole backbone of the story on him. Having readers look up to one sole character, gives a greater meaning to the morals he may instill. In this quote, Lee paints the first picture of Atticus 's character which will most likely carry-out through the whole story. She describes that everyone has a different point of view, and in order to consider it you must treat people how you would want to be treated. (Extending the Meaning, Making A Connection and…

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