Has a person ever felt like they have been judged poorly, and felt like they needed more respect. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson have felt betrayed by their pees and judged when they were acting like themselves. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great sample of why it’s bad to judge seperate people when they have not been in their shoes and seen things from their perspective.
Walter Cunningham didn’t choose to live in poverty. He was born into the great depression and his family lived on a poor farm with barely any livestock. Their special way of paying off people like Atticus is by food and crops. Jem asked Walter if he wanted to come over for dinner his face got bright then it darkened out like his enthusiasm went out of his body. He was hesitant of going with them.
Walter seen Jem and scout leaving so he rushed to them and trailed along. When he went to the Finch’s house he was being judged by Scout, she was getting disgusted on how he was drenching syrup all over his food. Later that day Atticus told Scout “You never really understand a person until you things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. Atticus explains how if she saw things from Walter’s view she could understand why he poured syrup all over his food and how he felt when she screamed at him for eating like he usually does.Atticus finch who has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson a black man with a deformed left arm who was wrongly accused of raping Mayella Ewell a white nineteen year old who lives behind a garbage dump. Mayella lives with a group of dirty and uneducated siblings and a drunk father who beats her and possibly molests her. Tom Robinson is a man who has shown no proof of doing wrong and his life was taken away by doing good like trying to fix the Ewell’s door. He was judged by town folks and they started a riot and tried to lynch him.
Despite Tom’s innocence he was still proven guilty. Mayella was hit on the left side of her face and Tom doesn’t have a good left hand. Jem was arguing about how the jury didn’t have to give him death and atticus told him “In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly but these are facts of life” (Lee 295). Atticus explains how the judicial system is rigged and judges people based on the color of their skin and doesn’t see the other side of the story in a trial.Seeing things in another persons perspective isn’t the best or only way to judge someone. One can make biased judgements on their past actions and the outcome of their actions.
If one has done wrong in the past and has not changed since those actions judgments could be made like this person might do the same thing they have done before. Bob Ewell is a static character in the book and has been lazy and drunk throughout. When the right opportunities have come to change he stayed the same. Bob Ewell fed off government checks and has never lifted a finger in his life.
Everything he has he never worked for and it shows by they way he lives. One can make educated judgments that if he were to be alive he would not change is act and would try to kill the children again by they way he beats mayella and his way of life.