Character Analysis Of Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” it shows a large amount of empathy toward some characters in the book. Scout is a young girl the book, she has a tomboyish look and style. She grows a lot as a character throughout the book and has compassion for others as she develops. There are three key characters in the story that Scout has empathy and compassion for. Boo Radley, a mysterious man, everyone thought he was a killer when he was just a kind hearted man. Boo grows on Scout and she ends up thinking of him as a friend. Tom Robertson, a black man convicted of raping Bob Ewell 's daughter. He is a family man, very kindhearted. However he is black and his discriminated against in the community. The last key character is Atticus, he is Scout …show more content…
He’s black and that is seen as trash in Macomb County. Even though he is a great man he is spit on and put down. He is accused of raping Bob Ewell’s daughter. A statement that Atticus uses is, “white versus black, white always wins.” Atticus is Tom 's defence attorney and is very courageous for defending a black man. Scout hears him say this and has a change of heart toward Tom, she thinks that he should have a fair trial and that colour shouldn’t matter. Towards the end of the trial Atticus proves that Tom did not rape or hit Bob Ewell 's daughter. He proved that Bob Ewell was actually the one doing things to his own daughter. Scout was disappointed that his family was so against black people, but he was also happy and had empathy to him. Even though Atticus proved that Tom was innocent he still was put in jail and this just boosted Scouts empathy and compassion toward him. Scout had a change in heart toward him and she thought he should have had a fair …show more content…
All though Scout goes through some tough times in “To Kill A Mockingbird” she always see the good side of things by showing compassion to others. Boo Radley, a so called murderer that is a caregiver toward Scout. Tom Robertson, the discriminated man that was put in jail for doing nothing, but because this happened Scout had a lot of empathy for him. Lastly Atticus, the main supporter and wise man of the story. Scout sees him as a role model and has a lot of compassion for him. This shows that getting to know people can lead to great amount of compassion you have toward

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