In "To Kill a Mockingbird", how does Scout apply Atticus's advice and how can we apply his advice today? Atticus's advice is: "You never really...

In To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Scout apply Atticus' advice and how can we apply his advice today? Atticus states, "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."

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout applies Atticus' advice on empathizing with other's by shedding her immature prejudices, befriending Boo, and sympathizing with Tom Robinson in a display of emotional growth. This piece of advice continues to be relevant today as modern day conflicts make it difficult to see other's points of view.

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Boo Radley is Scout and Jem's neighbor. He is a shut-in who only leaves his home at night and, as such, fuels much of the town's gossip. Jem and Scout invent wild stories about Boo influenced by rumors, most notably that Boo kills the neighbor's pets.

Throughout the novel, Atticus FinchScout and Jem's father is the voice of moral reasoning, endeavoring to teach his children about wrong and right and on how to be kind and empathetic individuals. Scout learns from her father's central lesson, growing in maturity and understanding for marginalized individuals like Boo. At the end of the novel, Boo asks Scout to walk him home. Scout respects Boo’s fear and protects him and his dignity by making it look as if Boo is the one who is walking her down the street. Scout learns to put herself in another person’s "skin" and comes to see Boo as a human being and not as some ghost-like, evil figure created by irrational, cruel town rumors (and fueled earlier in the novel by her childish...

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