Empathy Examples In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Empathy is understanding a person's motives or feelings. Empathy can impact someone's perspective or point of view. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, part one, the characters like Atticus, Jem and the students at Scouts school all have empathy for someone. The author of the book To Kill a Mockingbird is showing that the conflict is the people in Maycomb County being apart of racism and prejudices. The author is also showing part one that empathy is the solution to racism and prejudice.
An example of the author showing us empathy is a solution to prejudice is Jem having empathy for Boo Radley. Jem, Scout, Dill and the rest on the community all thought Boo Radley was a killer or deadly man. Jem, Scout, and Dill would perform plays on his life
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Dubose. Jem demand Scout did not like Mrs. Dubose because of her behavior. She would say things like “A lovelier lady than your mother never lived, and it was heartbreaking the way Atticus Finch let her children run wild” and “Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for”. Which led to Jem ruining Mrs. Dubose's bushes. On page 138 Atticus says “ son, I have no doubt that you've been annoyed by your contemporaries about me lawing for niggers, as you say, but to do something like this is to a sick old lady is inexcusable. I strongly advise you go down and have a talk with Mrs. Dubose. Come straight home afterward.”.... “Jem she's old and ill” meaning he knew she was sick and didn't want any of his children disturbing or criticizing her. Afterwards Jem has to read to her as a consequence and realizes he doesn't dislike her as much from reading to …show more content…
Caroline. The children felt bad for Miss Caroline because she was new, she didn't know what she was doing and she got bullied buy a first grader who failed three times. On page 37 it says “Report in be damned ye! Ain't no snot-nosed slut of a school teacher ever born c’n make me do nothin’! You that, you ain't makin’ me go nowhere!”... “Soon we were clustered around her desk, find in our various ways to comfort her. He was a real mean one... Below the belt... You ain't called on to teach folks like that… them ain't Maycomb ways, Miss Caroline, why don't you read us a story? That cat thing was real fine this mornin’.” showing that the kids so bad for Ms. Caroline because on her first day of teaching she was bullied by a first grader who failed three times which made them ease

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