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I think the when Atticus tells Scout this piece of advice he is trying to imply that being empathetic is not something that can come naturally which is why he uses the word learn.When he uses the word learn he is telling her she on her own has to acquire the knowledge of the person she is trying to be empathetic towards in order to understand and share the feelings of that person. Atticus is also trying to tell his daughter that when being empathetic she can gain more diverse relationships with those who are different instead of having strong and diversified relationships with those who are the same.While we become empathetic we will be more comprehensive on how it feels to be judged by the color of skin, the way we dress,speak,religions,etc. Many might believe that this is a great piece of advice because it makes one more open-minded and makes one realize that making a change in their mindset can lead to a tremendous difference. We could use this in our everyday lives by eliminating the standard/conventional images we call stereotypes as a society to view individuals. I think this piece of evidence is beneficial to the youth of this generation especially in the world we live in today where children are taught what to believe.
i feel that this advice is great and can apply to all people at any time. This is telling people to not judge others but have empathy. Atticus is telling scout to not judge people like Miss Caroline for what she did but instead to try and understand them. When Atticus talks about the Ewells, he tells scout about why they don't have to go to school but she does, he says that,"The Ewells had been the disgrace of Maycomb for three generations. none of them had done an honest day's of work." (lee 30). Although it may seem very hypocritical of Atticus to say something negative about the Ewells after just talking to Scout about empathy, i feel that what he was trying to do was "get in their skin" and he felt that the Ewells were genuinely just brought up to be that way. If you look at it in the big picture you can see that he is not hating on the Ewell children, but being sorry for them because of how their dad acted. He even goes on tho describe Bob Ewell to scout talking about how he "spent his relief checks on green whiskey [while his children were] crying from hunger pains." (Lee 31) conclusively i feel that Atticus talking about the Ewlell children is an act of showing empathy and not just 'hating' on them.
This piece of advise is telling people to be empathetic and consider things from a different point of view. people will never solve problems or arguments without considering the other perspective and being open-minded.Its not okay for people to judge others without considering their background or what would they do in their position. like miss Caroline when she said " please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow"(35). she didn't take a minute to think maybe the reason Burris was so filthy was because he had no way of getting clean. Its obvious on her part it was a honest mistake but next time she'll consider the reason why maybe the kid couldn't get clean. people usually tend to think that they know whats best and that they are motivated by love so it can be hard to consider whats motivating another person to do what their doing. This piece of advise is saying to be understanding before being judgmental.