How does Atticus's advice in To Kill a Mockingbird help Scout deal with her experiences with the following characters?
Characters: Jem, Boo, Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, Mr. Cunningham and Mrs. Dubose. Atticus's advice was that you can never understand a person until you've climbed in their skin and walked around in it.
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JEM. Scout has trouble dealing with Jem's growing pains (Chapter 12), but her patience is aided by Atticus' words of advice.
BOO RADLEY. Scout comes to understand that Boo prefers the isolation within his own home because, as Jem tells her,
"... he wants to stay inside." (Chapter 23)
ATTICUS. Neither Jem nor Scout can understand why Atticus has never told them about his marksmanship skills, but Scout eventually comes to realize that it's because of his humble nature. (Chapter 10)
AUNT ALEXANDRA. Scout recognizes that her aunt is quite different from her father, possibly because of her belief in the family's "gentle breeding." But she also sees that Alexandra is capable of being a lady at the most trying times (Chapter 24), and that she can even be compassionate under duress (Chapter 28).
WALTER CUNNINGHAM SR. Scout can't understand how Walter's daddy can be Atticus' friend one moment and want to hurt him the next (Chapter 16). Atticus blames it on Cunningham's occasional "blind spots."
MRS. DUBOSE. Scout discovers that Mrs. Dubose's bad temper is based on her morphine addiction (or withdrawal), and that her courage is a special kind (Chapter 11).
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