Summary Of ' The Cold Equations '

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Changing perspective is the act of altering the way someone interprets an action, object, or person. Adjusting perception can allow one to overcome hardships and understand the community around them. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, characters discover the true background behind those who are outcasts in society. Likewise, in Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat, characters ascertain that their long-term enemies were truly innocent. In “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin, the pilot of the Emergency Dispatch Ship, Barton, unearths the horror of the stowaway as he discovers her motives. In “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?” by Tim O’Brien, Paul Berlin changes his viewpoint of another character to remain sane in the battlefield of Vietnam. Seeing things from another angle allows characters to grow socially and act responsibly against challenges.
After realizing that Boo Radley just wants to stay inside, it gives Scout the courage to hold his hand. Earlier, Scout had realized that he was only hiding because he wanted to stay inside. Soon after the assault of Bob Ewell, Jem is receiving medical care, as he is unconscious on his bed. Scout starts to understand Boo, and his place in society. No longer afraid of him, Scout, while filled with determination, leads him to Jem’s bed. Lee states, “I took him by the hand, a hand surprisingly warm for its whiteness. I tugged him a little, and he allowed me to lead him to Jem’s bed” (Lee 277). Clearly, her understanding of his

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