Perspective: Boo (Mr. Arthur) Radley
I didn't wanna leave 'til I went in and saw the boy one more time. I wanted to make sure he was alright. I know those people in the town are always talkin' about me, and they'll sure have a grand time with this one, but this time I guess it's worth it. I defended those Finch kids, they didn't deserve what that man was tryna do. Their good people and their father is a good man. Little Scout walked me home when I asked. Held me by the arm and walked me back the whole way. Didn't judge me even though she knows what I done. Almost like she appreciates me; sees me for who I am or perhaps who I long to be. I have never quite been appreciated before. It warms my heart to know that I got someone on my side. Looking out at the neighborhood with her by my side, I had never felt more at peace. The Finch kids don't see me as a monster, but rather an ally and a friend. I love those kids and thank them for teaching me how to be more than the stories that are told behind my back.
Perspective: Braya Hafler
One of the most popular quotes in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is one from Atticus Finch that reads, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." (Lee 39) This theme is evident throughout the entire story, and it is an invaluable lesson crucial for growth and understanding as a human person. I loved doing this point of view assignment because it can be so easy to only see something from one perspective. In the case of this novel, the reader tends to only see things from the perspective of Scout Finch. And, while I can relate to Scout and agree with her most of the time throughout the story, I loved the challenge of looking at important scenes through the eyes of the other characters present. I think this project is a genius way to truly gain something from reading; it's a real life application of what Atticus tries so hard to instill in his children and, by extension, what Mr. Crooke clearly wants us to take away and apply in our own lives as well.