Books and Movies Reviews

To Kill A Mockingbird

“‘ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view'” (page 30, from To Kill A Mockingbird).This is a very good quote from Harper Lee’s, novel To Kill A Mockingbird, because in this novel the people of Maycomb County are very prejudice, and this is a lesson that Atticus Finch, popular lawyer, and caring father, tries to teach his children.In, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee explains that a person has to try and see a situation from the other person’s point of view, before the make a judgement.
Throughout the novel, Scout begins to realize that people’s ignorance isn’t always their fault.Her teacher, Miss Caroline, is new in Maycomb, and doesn’t know about the different families living there.Scout got in trouble for explaining how things worked in Maycomb, because Miss Caroline never heard of such things, she couldn’t believe how pre-judgmental people were.But Scout began to understand Miss Caroline.”‘…but if Walter and I had put ourselves in her shoes we’d have seen it was an honest mistake on her part.We could not expect her to learn all of Maycomb’s ways in one day, and we could not hold her responsible when she knew no better.'” (page 30, from To Kill A Mockingbird).A lot of the time, people don’t stop to understand a person, but are quick to make judgements.All people need to do is try to understand why the person said what they did, to try and see where he is coming from.But, there were so many prejudgments in Maycomb, and many people couldn’t see past them.
By putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, you can learn something new, no matter what your age.Scout’s uncle, Jack Finch, gave Scout trouble for fighting with her cousin, Francis.However, Jack didn’t hear why Scout attacked Francis.”‘…in thefirst place you never stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it…'” (page 85-86, from To Kill A Mockingbird).Scout says this to her unc…


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