Sympathy Of A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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A person loses one of their closest relatives. They are in serious internal pain and they are looking for anything to help them, What do you do? How do you comfort them? You can simply tell them that you understand their predicament, if you have gone through something similar, and that you truly feel for them because you know what it is like to have those feelings. This understanding of how someone feels is empathy which among other things is the main idea in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Empathy is shown greatly in To kill a Mockingbird whether it be a person feeling for another person or a simply a person towards an insect. The best and most obvious example of empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird is that of scout towards Boo Radley. In the book scout says, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough”(279). Scout says this after walking Boo home, and it shows that she truly understands Boo in the way that he he is an innocent kind person. Similar to scouts feelings of empathy towards Boo are Miss Maudies feelings towards Boo. She has been in maycomb long enough to have seen Boo grow up and know that he was a kind young man. Miss Maudie says in To Kill a Mockingbird, “His name is Arthur, and he 's alive”, (43). This quote shows how Miss Maudie is empathetic towards Boo because she simply uses his name. This may not seem like a very big deal, but
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