Consequences Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In today's society men, women and children experience prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves or being guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. Prejudice is a preconception of a person based on stereotypes without real facts and discrimination based on gender, age and skin colour. In the novel
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee isolates characters and depicts ways prejudice is used. She also demonstrates the evils of prejudice and the negative consequences that lie in the city of Maycomb. By taking the reader, step by step, through various real life situations, and analyzing the impact of prejudice on people's lives, she manages to go to the root of the problem in attempting to eliminate prejudice.
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Prejudice leads to many consequences. In the book To Kill a
Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us how the evils of prejudice impact on the lives of innocent people such as Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson.

Atticus Finch, the most famous lawyer in Maycomb County, is a highly respected and honoured individual in the community who becomes a victim of prejudice. Atticus, a white man is defending Tom Robinson, a black man. This is quite peculiar because in Maycomb County, blacks and whites are separated and whites usually despise colored folks.
Atticus suffers many vigorous consequences by some of the townspeople.
"Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life." (Lee
217) Mr. Ewell spat in Atticus' face, a disgusting and offensive thing to do. In the reader's mind one thinks of what a cruel demeaning act this is. Why do such a thing just because a white man is defending a black man for a good cause? There is no point of behaving that way.
Not only did Mr. Ewell spit on Atticus' face but he claimed he will seek revenge as long as he lives.

As the residents of Maycomb were informed of how Atticus was
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