To Kill A Mockingbird Point Of View Analysis

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Harper Lee once said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” This problem still happens today, everyone judges a person without evening knowing them. When someone judges someone with tattoos and piercings they automatically think he is a bad guy but that isn’t always true. Their point of view can be totally wrong but they would never know. They will never get to truly know the person because their point of view shows them as bad people. This happens quite a few times in To Kill a Mockingbird, it is about a girl named Scout Finch, who lives in Maycomb with her dad and her brother. During this book Scout goes through a lot of obstacles dealing …show more content…
The jury are all white men that come from all over to convict a suspect, in other cases; Tom Robinson. They are in court because of what Tom was convicted of doing, the jury does not like him because he was convicted of raping a white woman. The jury is playing against Tom because he was black and blacks were never right at this time period. Atticus Finch was helping Tom not get convicted of something he never did. During the summer Scout would talk to Miss Maudie and hang out with her because Jem and Dill wouldn’t let her play with them. Miss Maudie explains to Jem why she didn’t go to the court the day of the trail, she explained that she knew he was going to be guilty even if he wasn’t. In the book Miss Maudie was talking to Scout and said “ Atticus Finch won’t win, he can’t win, but he’s the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that and I thought to myself, well we’re making a step- It’s just a baby step, but it’s a step.”(Lee 289) This was because Atticus had strong points that didn’t make Tom a suspect but since the Jury was still against the blacks, they stuck to him being guilty. The jury had to decide if he was guilty or not, and they knew he was innocent but because he was black he was guilty. This example shows that people stereotype people before knowing their …show more content…
Francis is Jem and Scouts cousin, Atticus’s nephew. He is the son of Aunt Alexandra. He is a very stuck of person with no tolerance of Scout. Francis and Scout fight at the christmas dinner at their grandparents house. They are fighting because Francis does not support what Atticus is doing to help the black man, he calls him a name and Scout does not like the way he talked about her dad. She hits Francis and everyone comes rushing towards Francis to help him, they only hear francis side of the story and gives Scout no say. In the book Uncle Jack talks with Scout, she said “well in the first place you never stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it- you just lit right into me. When Jem an’ I fuss Atticus doesn’t ever just listen to Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too.” (Lee 113) Before this had happened Uncle Jack let Francis talk but didn’t let Scout talk after the fight, Scout got punished for sticking up for her dad. Scout was not happy with with Uncle Jack because he didn’t give her a chance to hear her side. This is a great example of accusing someone without knowing their side of their story. Harper Lee clearly demonstrates in the book that the belief and feeling about someone can change the way you think of them. Lee made some great examples of how we see things, even though this story is based on back then, we still have problems like these all the times. People have the

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