To Kill a Mockingbird

discuss one event in which Scout has to learn to "see things from (another's) point of view"

discuss one event in which Scout has to learn to "see things from (another's) point of view"

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I would pick Ms. Dubose. She is the old lady who sat on the porch as Scout and Jem walk by,

"Jem and I hated her. If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behaviour, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing..."

Ms. Dubose would throw nasty remarks at the two kids even to go as far as attacking their father Atticus for defending Tom Robinson. Still Scout notices that every time Atticus passed her by with a polite greeting, Ms.Dubose smiled like a school girl. Later Atticus tells Scout and Jem that Ms. Dubose is the bravest woman he knows,

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.”

It isn't until later that Scout is able to comprehend this woman. She is so nasty because she fought with every ounce of her strength to die with dignity. She wanted to spend her last days aware that she was a sober person rather than a sick old lady lost in a narcotic fog.

ms dubose.