Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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"To Kill A Mockingbird"

Throughout the story of " To Kill A Mockingbird " Scout will learn how to use empathy and show compassion to solve disagreements between her and fellow residents of Maycomb. Being a ' Tom boy ' in Scouts society is not ideal for women. Aunt Alexandra would like for Scout to act more feminine despite Scout having no interest in doing so. Scouts new teacher, Miss Caroline, would like to control the rate in which Scout learns to read. This would include not letting Atticus read to scout every night like he usually does. Scout and ,her brother, Jem are both afraid of their neighbor Arthur (a.k.a Boo) Radley whom they have never seen before. Throughout the novel Scout and Jem will try to learn more about Boo Radley. The novel " To Kill A Mockingbird ", by Harper Lee, uses characterization to exhibit the importance of using empathy and compassion to understand and tolerate people in society.

The first example of the importance of empathy to society is found in Scout and Miss Caroline Fisher 's conflict. This is Scout 's first year of school and it 's also Miss Caroline 's first year as a teacher and resistant of Maycomb, having moved from North Alabama, Winston County. When Miss Caroline tells Scout to read ' My First Reader ' and ' The Mobile Register ' she finds out that Scout is literate. Miss Caroline then tells Scout to tell Atticus to refrain from teaching Scout how to read. During recess Jem tells Scout that "... Miss Caroline introducing…

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