When does Atticus say, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view"?
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In chapter three, Scout has had a bad day at school. She comes home in a bad mood about what had happend with her teacher and asks Atticus if she can stay at home and not return to school. In my edition it is on page 36. Atticus says,
"First of all," he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things form his point of view-"
"-Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Inthe 5oth anniversary Edition, it'sat the end of page 39.
It depends on the copy and edition of the book, and there are so many of them out there because Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is such a popular and widely read book. Therefore, giving the page number of the quote is generally pretty useless.
Atticus Finch tells his young daughter Scout: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view."
I have a school copy which im guessing you have since youre in 9th grade too. Its on page 30 in my book.
ps. i really hated this book.
Page 30 in the second and third paragraphs.
Atticus says this quote after scouts first day of school. She has been having a rough day and was complaining about the teacher. Atticus said this to show Scout that she just see things from another point of view in order to understand themselves actions.
near the tope of page 33.
So hard to find this quote anyway.
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