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Explain what Atticus means and who he is referring to when he says to Scout "You never really understand a person until..."

 

ben b #225537
Jan 18, 2012 9:27 PM

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Explain what Atticus means and who he is referring to when he says to Scout "You never really understand a person until..."

Explain what Atticus means and who he is referring to when he says to Scout "You never really understand a person until..."

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Aslan
Jan 18, 2012 9:37 PM

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Best Answer: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

Scout comes home from school in a bad mood. Atticus imparts some of his special wisdom on to Scout. Atticus is very good at observing things from different points of view. He does this as a lawyer and as a human being. Scout is just learning this very advanced human trait of empathy. Most people never really learn this but Scout is well on her way. By the end of the novel, she has caught on. Instead of screaming or acting shocked at Boo Radley, she gives him a friendly smile and simply says, "Hey Boo."
 

miranda d #314601
Apr 11, 2013 9:08 PM

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cesar p #326117
May 28, 2013 7:27 PM

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well he's a lawyer so he should know how to act and think in other people's perspectives...Some of his teachings were about not prejudging others, being tolerant and not getting manipulated by others

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