Argumentative Essay To Kill A Mockingbird

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Argumentative Essay

The book To Kill a Mockingbird is based out of the town of Maycomb, Alabama. The residents in Maycomb are extremely racist and see minor inequalities as major differences and reasons to segregate. The families of Maycomb have their own hereditary social classes and are pretty much stuck in their class based on occupation and race`. People in Maycomb are born into significance or are born into less fortunate situations. Many of the characters use these social classes to boost their self esteem. Due to the social classes and stigmas surrounding these classes the citizens have limited their ability to develop fully as humans. Some could argue that racism is just another part of Maycomb’s culture and that is just how they run things, also that they turned out just fine and it might have even boosted their self esteem. However, in today’s society racism and segregation are frowned upon and despite it …show more content…

Atticus firmly believes in the previous statement because he said “As you grow older, you 'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” Atticus at this moment is livid at the fact that Bob Ewell won the case and is upset that Tom has to stay in prison because he was cheated by white man. Also he says that white man will eventually “pay the bill for it.” I believe that the realization of the unfair treatment of blacks and also racism is realized at the end of To Kill a Mockingbird when Heck Tate dismisses the case of Bob Ewell’s death. When Heck Tate said that Bob had it coming to him, I believe he was feeling bad for the Robinson family and was realizing the wrongdoings he had done against the blacks and wanted to help in some other

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