Discrimination In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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TKaM Notes: USE PRESENT TENSE Thesis: The most obvious form of discrimination in Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is racism; however, there are other types of prejudice and discrimination that typify relationships among the novel’s characters. It varies between a troubled boy and his town, a lonely woman and her fellow Baptists, and two siblings against the rest of their school. Each of these stories has common ground, but specify into contrasting situations. One might say, how can discrimination cripple a person's being? The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more. Eventually, Boo has enough, and protects himself from the cruel discrimination of his fellow townspeople by hiding out in his own home. Though Boo’s reclusion shows his depression the nonstop talk about him continues on. These rumors soon became the tales of the Maycomb “Haunt”. Therefore, the discrimination towards Boo Radley demolished his life and turned it into a tragedy…show more content…
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