Essay Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1022 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
“First of all, if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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” (39). What Atticus is doing is trying to convince Scout that Miss Caroline is doing what she believes is right and if she could see that, then she would get along with Miss Caroline better. Atticus says this early on in the book to Scout after she tells him all of the hardships she encountered on her first day of school and this theme stays true all the way through the entire book of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Dolphus Raymond, Boo Radley, and Scout to show the importance of not judging someone until a person has walked in his or her shoes. While Dolphus Raymond may not have been a major character in the story, he is one of the more important people that Scout learns a lesson from. What Scout learns is that not everyone is as they may seem on the outside and until getting to know that person, it is not right to judge them. In To Kill a Mockingbird Dolphus Raymond is known to always be intoxicated and an outcast since he lives with a black woman and has mulatto children. Since he lives this way everyone in Maycomb believes he is an evil man who can not change his ways and Scout believes all of this. But during the trial, when Dill and Scout had to step out because Dill…

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