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You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel which embodies many themes and one of the most important in this book is its exploration of the moral nature of human beings Because the book is written through Scouts perspective of childhood innocence the result of this portrayal leads the readers to one of the books important subthemes which involves the threat that hatred prejudice and ignorance pose to the innocent The moral voice of To Kill a Mockingbird is embodied by Atticus Finch who is virtually unique in the novel in that he has experienced and understood evil without losing his faith in the human capacity for goodness The important thing is to appreciate the good qualities and understand the bad qualities by treating others with sympathy and trying to see life from their perspective You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view This quote today still has so much meaning because of the prejudice still apparent in our world In the novel there are many people affected in a way by the meaning of such words Tom Robinson being one of them Prejudice runs rampant in Maycomb County with the majority directed against the blacks in society It is obvious that Tom is innocent through evidence presented by Atticus but since the jury cannot find a black man innocent over a white family they find him guilty and consequently murder an innocent man He is victimized and accused of wrongful doing on the word of white trash No one ever really understood Tom nor did they consider his perspective which was all based on something as shallow as skin colour Tom had no previous criminal background and never disrespected a white because he knew the structure of society On the other hand Bob Ewell is a drunken mostly unemployed
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