Essay on Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1235 Words Apr 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Brene Brown once said,“Empathy is simply listening, holding space; withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’” When someone withholds judgement and emotionally connects with someone the person defies the odds and does not make prejudices and intolerances, despite of another person’s differences. This is shown throughout the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the book the reader experiences life in southern Alabama in the 1930’s through the point of view of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. The story takes turns that lead you from Jem, Scout’s brother, literally losing his pants, to a run in with a widowed, morphine addict named Mrs. Dubose, to Scout’s Aunt Alexandra coming to stay with them. In the beginning of the book the reader meets a young girl that goes by the name of Scout. She lives with her father and brother in Maycomb, Alabama. In Maycomb there is a mysterious man named Arthur “Boo” Radley, whom the kids tend to terrorize. One night, when trying to catch a glimpse of Boo, Jem gets his pants stuck on a fence and must take them off in order to break free. Later on in the book the reader sees Jem destroy the garden of Mrs. Dubose. In return the kids must go read to her, per the instructions of their father, Atticus. After a while Atticus, who is a lawyer in the midst of a high profile case, tells the children that he has a deep respect for Mrs. Dubose, despite her prejudices. Now,…

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