A Time to Kill

Walk in Their Footsteps: The Importance of Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird and A Time to Kill 10th Grade

In the novels To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee and A Time to Kill by John Grisham, the towns of Maycomb and Clanton Mississippi have two men accused and most people already know who they are voting guilty. Their outlooks on each other are two-edged. Now three men are dead and two children are left traumatized. Perspectives were dull for many people in each of the towns and had been changed with justice, positively and negatively. Since Jem and Tonya had been hurt, their views have been changed on how the communities really are. Atticus had realized that Tom would never have won but he had at least had hope for a better perspective through the town's eyes. Jake Brigance had the same view but had been changed when he realized that it was even harder to convince the town that their perspective on Carl Lee Hailey was negative and that it was worth the fight. Walter Cunningham and The Judge's mind had changed because they were sympathetic towards the speeches Atticus and Jake Brigance made.

To begin with, Jem Finch had suffered after the trial was over, all because a dead man was convicted under false accusation. Bob Ewell was mad because Atticus Finch threatened him and made him and his daughter look like liars. He then...

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