To Kill a Mockingbird is a book by Harper Lee. It is about the life of a young girl named Jean Louise Finch (Scout) growing up in the 1930’s. I will be talking about the issue of judging people. I believe that you cannot judge someone unless you take a walk in their shoes.
There are reasons for why this is true. The first is that the character Bob Ewell is being judged by the kids and Atticus puts a stop to it. In the book Bob is in a trial because of his daughter being raped. After Bob wins, he goes to Atticus Finch, Scouts dad, and spits in his face about the trial. Then the kids are curios why he did that: “Jem, see if you can stand in Bob Ewell’s shoes a minute. I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial” (218). Jem is Scouts brother. They realize this after Atticus explains it.
The second reason is Boo Radley. Boo is a man who got in trouble with the law as a kid. The kids think he stays inside all day because he is forced to stay in there. But later when they are sitting down they realize something else. “ I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (227). They realize now that Boo doesn’t have to be locked up inside. But Boo wants to be inside because he doesn’t like the judgment outside his house.
The third and final reason is Dolphus Raymond. Dolphus is a white man married to a black family. The kids do not understand it. They do not get why he would marry a black women. Dolphus sits on a chair all-day drinking beer out of a bag. The people think he is drunk so that’s why he’s married to her. But Dill, (Scouts friend), takes a sip and finds its just Coke. So the kids thought he was just a drunk, but really he doesn’t want to be judged for marrying a black women.
There is another side to this argument. You do not have to walk in someone’s shoes before you judge them. This is a theory that is false. If you judge someone buy the way they look,...