A Revolving Mirror Image

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A Revolving Mirror Image

There are two types of people: the first types are the ones that would see a half empty glass and the second are who would see a half full glass. These are two different perspectives which indicate how one thinks, but when it comes to viewing what is around us, most people are prejudice towards what they see. "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"(Lee 39). As the quote already explains, people only see a mirror image of a person, not what is behind the mirror. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus reflects upon his past mistakes and teaches Scout and Jem the importance of empathy. In order to show empathy, one needs to understand others feelings and what somebody else is going through in his/her shoes. This is taught by explaining about racist attitude, understanding what a disability is and social class.
To begin with, the most important theme depicted in this novel is race. The main conflict is between the African Americans and the Caucasian, for generations the African Americans have been enduring continuous racial abuse from the Caucasians. For instance, when Atticus Finch—a Caucasian lawyer—gets involved in Thomas ' case as the defense lawyer, he faces great criticism from his dear ones. Thomas Robinson is an African American who is accused of sexually assaulting a 19 year old girl named Mayella Ewell. Atticus is a man
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