They realize that mrs. Dubose is actually not so bad, and she has reasons for why she's so cranky. Atticus tells them that's she's actually a really neat lady. They learn not to judge someone before they knew that person. Yes, I have judged people and than later realized that they were going through a lot and I shouldn't have judged before I knew why they acted that way.
That is a perfect explanation. You can never see exactly what's in someone's head.
They see that Mrs. Dubois's isn't the mean lady she is on the outside. She actually is a pretty good person. They learn the classic don't judge a book on its cover. I have learned that with the rough on the edges people. When you get to know them, they are sometimes the nicest people you will meet.
I agree that they can be the nicest people. Some people just don't take the time to get to know them.
I agree. You have to get to know somebody before you judge them because you could really like them later on.
You do have to get to know someone before one makes assumptions. You never know what's under that rough edge.
Nice job connecting the classic "Don't judge a book by the cover" with the story.
They realize she is a sick woman and not just a cranky old pessimistic woman
They didn't realize what was really going on.
They understood the reason she was cranky, and almost respected her after wards.
They realize that she's not as bad of a person as they think she is and they realize that she has had stuff happen to her in her life that has made her the way she is now. They learn to not judge people based on how they appear to be. I have judged people before and then learned later on that they were having a really hard time and I felt really bad after I found out about it.
I didn't think about it that way but I like how you worded it and it is a very good lesson to learn .
That brings to mind the golden rule. Do unto others what you want done to you.
Yes, I've done the same and felt very guilty afterwords.
They realize their opinion is different than before she's not as bad. They learn not to judge people before they know them. I have learned not to judge people and to get to know their true self.
It's a very good idea to get to know people's true self before judging them.
Do you remember where you learned that lesson? Was it with a old person like the kids in the book?
I also try not to judge people before I get to know them.
They learned that she wasn't really mean. That she was actually a very nice lady with different views. And she was having a hard time getting over her addiction that's why she was always acting weird. I learned with my grandma before she died when she would always yell at me. She actually thought that I was my mom and a few days before she died her true self came out and she was actually a very nice lady.
Once they saw her true life they realized they never knew the whole story.
Once they knew about her life and what had happened they felt really bad for her. That's nice that you got to see the nice version of your grandma before she died.
My nearly blind great aunt was the same way. She mixed Sara up with her friends. She also lived with many cats.
Mrs Dubose dies and they talk to Atticus about it. Atticus explains to them that that she is more than what they see in her. He tells them how courageous and brave that she is, not mean. I have wrongly judged others then realized how rude and inaccurate I was after learning their situation or getting to know them better.
Some people can ignore the bad qualities that people have and just live with it. Which isn't very good.
I like how you realized what you did and then tried to learn more about then after. That's a good thing to do.
When Jem reads to her, he figures out she's not so bad. She's just an old lady with her reasons. Even if she told them what and how to do things, they learn to respect her. My grandma can kinda be the same way with not respecting your ways, but I just learned that I'm not gonna be able to change who she is. She just doesn't understand things the way I do.
My grandma is the same way. She was raised differently and with different standards. It shows the gap between our generations.
They learned that Mrs. Dubose wasn't such a crotchety old lady, and that she was actually kinder and had her own views and opinions. They learned to not judge someone based on first impressions. I think we all have judged someone like that, even if we meant to or not. You should get to know someone before you start to make assumptions.
I totally agree. You really should get to know someone before you assume things about them.
Their attitude changes toward Mrs. Dubose for the better since they realize that she had her reasons for being so unpleasant. They realize that you can never judge a person fully until you really get to know them and that people have reasons for the ways they act. One lesson I learned was with an old man who I thought was really creepy, but he just turned out to be a very lonely person.
I agree she did have her reasons for being grouchy.
They learned that she wasn't as mean and grouchy as she seemed. They learn not to judge someone before you really get to know them better. When I wasn't younger, there was this old lady that had a BUNCH of cats that lived a little ways away from us. We would always see her in the store buying her cats food and litter and my parents always said to not go near her because she smelled like cats. One day she was struggling to get her stuff loaded in her car and I decided to go help her and she turned out to be really nice.
That's so sweet that you went to help her. I'm sure she appreciated it. You definitely made a new friend and chose to ignore the outward appearance.
They respected her more when Atticus told them she was a brave and courageous. They figure out that she was getting over a addiction and died free from it. They learn that there is more to people then what you see on the outside. Sometimes I judge people incorrectly as well.
I agree that there is usually more to people then what meets the eye. It's sad when people get judged falsely.
They realized that Mrs. Dubose really wasn't that bad. She was a lady who was very opinionated and who was also struggling very hard to overcome an addiction that had been a part of her life for years. I think our society tends to read a book by its cover and and not look at how a person acts. I always have to remind myself to not do such, and read people's character.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.