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To Walk in Another Mans Shoes You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view 30 Atticus Finch a popular lawyer and the father of the main character in Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird teaches this lesson to his children This idea does not just apply to Maycomb County in the 1930s but to everyone everywhere This story takes place in Maycomb Alabama during the great depression Most whites are very prejudiced and dont care to hear a Negros opinions or thoughts on anything In To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee explains that a person has to try to see a situation from the other persons point of view before they make a judgement Scout begins to realize that peoples ignorance isnt always their fault Her teacher Miss Caroline is new in Maycomb and doesnt know about the families living there Scout was very upset that she got scolded for explaining the caste system to the teacher but then she began to understand but if Walter and I had put ourselves in her shoes wed have seen it was an honest mistake on her part We could not expect her to learn all of Maycombs ways in one day and we could not hold her responsible when she knew no better30 A lot of the time people dont stop to understand a person but are quick to make judgements All people need to do is to try to understand why the person said what they did try to see where he or she is coming from Only then can mankind know what to do in any predicament Even an adult can learn something new every now and then if they think as someone else Scouts uncle Jack Finch scolded Scout for fighting with her cousin Francis However Jack didnt hear why Scout attacked Francis in the first place you
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