Discrimination In The Help And To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

906 Words4 Pages
Discrimination over the Years In the world today many people believe that discrimination is normal in our society. Learning about it in school, hearing it on TV, and seeing it on social media outlets helps societies see how discrimination has changed throughout the years. When seeing or hearing things about discrimination people often think about ways to prevent it or prevent being discriminated against. The answer to that is to stand up for the beliefs in a culture or society and fight against people who discriminate.In order to do this task a person must have a lot of courage.In both The Help and To Kill A Mockingbird the themes directly reflect discriminatiom, racism is shown in both film and novel when both characters are sent to jail because they were discriminated for there race. But, there are strong images of courage and understanding as characters from The Help and To Kill A Mockingbird show that they will not discriminate against African American people. One very relevant theme in both novel and film is understanding. In The Help,…show more content…
Ever since Scout was born, she had always had this fear Boo, however she did not have a specific reason for it. Near the end of the Novel, Scout has matured and now knows what Atticus meant when he said “ if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” (Lee 32). Now Scout has better understanding of how Boo’s life is like, and started to think about how Boo felt and how unfairly he was treated by the maycomb folk. Both of these situations involve understanding of someone who has been unfairly treated. Skeeter who was attempting to write a novel with the help of the maids, had to put herself in their shoes and experience what they felt. Near the end of To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout’s fear of Boo Radley had ended and she took the time to look at things from Boo’s point of
Open Document