Causes Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Disease of Prejudice Maycomb 's usual desease is the desease of prejudice. Prejudice can be defined in many ways, one definition is law verb: Harm or injury that result or may result from some action or judgment. Another is verb law: Cause harm to (a state of affairs), with these definitions I would say the noun makes perfect since because everyone is racist (judgement of color). In this state of confusion of the case black verse white Atticus hope 's that Jem and Scout never turn out to have Mayconmb 's usual desease of prejudice. As Mayconmb is full of prejudice against African Americans the case has made life for Atticus, Jem, and Scout a little more observant. As Atticus said equality is important and no one should be…show more content…
"Scout? I 've got it all figured out now I 've thought about it lately and I 've got it figured out. There 's four kinds of folks in the world. There 's the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there 's the kind like the Cunningham 's out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down at the dump, and the Negroes. " Jem is attempting to desrcibe the discrimination he witnesses everyday and the hatred of prejudice around him. Attempting to understand prejudice he believes people can be categorized according to race ot social class. Only thats the website www.enotes.com explaination but I believe thats only part, he is trying to say that people are poor, normally racist (at that given time), come from broken up homes, and fighting for a better life. Scout says "Naw Jem I think there 's just one kind of folks. Folks." She is attempting to rationalize prejudice; she is merely accepting that it exists. This allows her to see people are one, no mater their background but Jem doesn 't agree(cited www.enotes.com). In the end of their conversation the website says "Jem is worried about Scout response, because it basically means that there 's no logical reason for discrimination based on race or class. This contrasts his view of the world as a logical place. Its rather iconic that Scout 's has a better grasp on humanity, due to her age and
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