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In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee one of Atticus Finchs philosophies appears many times throughout the book and could even be considered one of its themes In chapter three Atticus tells his daughter Scout that You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it Atticus shares this piece of wisdom because Scout is upset after her first day of first grade where her teacher became angry with her and embarrassed her in front of her entire class At this point in the beginning of the book Scout wasnt sure how to look at things from anothers point of view but throughout the novel there are a few characters that help her learn Arthur Boo Radley and Mrs Henry Lafayette Dubose were two characters that Scout thought at first to be unpleasant and even frightening but after learning their stories and interacting with them in new ways she could understand why they acted as they did Boo and Mrs Dubose helped to grow the seed Atticus had planted in Scouts mind and make her a better wiser personArthur Radley known as Boo to Scout is a man she had never laid eyes on before the last chapter of To Kill A Mockingbird and whose character and personality is left up to her imagination Thanks to her older brother Jem and her best friend Dill she imagines that he is some sort of scary creature and that it is dangerous to go near the house where he lives Boo never sets foot outside of his house as far as Scout knows but when random little acts of kindness begin happening to her and Jem she begins to suspect that there is more to Boos story than she thought In chapter six Jem Dill and Scout sneak onto Boos property and attempt to peer through a shutter to get a look at him but they almost get caught
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