Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird: Examples & Quotes


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What does it mean to have empathy?

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1. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, how did Atticus show empathy toward Mr. Cunningham?

2. What does Atticus do to show empathy to Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through the quiz/worksheet combo to see what you know about empathy used in To Kill a Mockingbird. You will need to know how different characters use empathy towards each other for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these tools are to assess your knowledge of:

  • Relationship between Boo Radley and Scout
  • How Atticus shoes empathy to Bob Ewell
  • Meaning of empathy
  • Atticus showing empathy to Mr. Cunningham

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the meaning of empathy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of empathy used in this novel
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the literature lesson on empathy

Additional Learning

You can keep learning using the lesson, Empathy in To Kill a Mockingbird: Examples & Quotes. Thanks to this lesson, you can:

  • Examine the importance of empathy
  • Learn how the author uses empathy in this book
  • Identify different characters that show empathy towards others