Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Discrimination is the one of the, if not the biggest themes portrayed in the novel To kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. As we already know the biggest form of discrimination in the novel is racism.However, there are many forms of other discrimination such as Jem being put down for being who she loves to be, a classic Tomboy. Another example would be Boo Radley being hated by almost every citizen in Maycomb for no reason at all, none of these mean citizens even know Boo personally. There is however some good to this evil. Atticus and others were different from the norm and stood up for people. The most apparent discrimination is obviously racism. The novel To kill A Mockingbird took place in Maycomb, Alabama. On top of this the time…show more content…
As the court case is coming up and going on the racism gets out of control. Atticus knows that the town will hate him for defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. But Atticus simply doesn 't care, he will defend any person of any skin color because that 's the kind of person he is. Atticus is a man of high values and loves everyone equally. To back him up, take this quote for example. "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 was speaking so quietly his last word crashed on our ears. I looked up, and his face was vehement. "There 's nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who 'll take advantage of a Negro 's ignorance. Don 't fool yourselves—it 's all adding up and one of these days we 're going to pay the bill for it. I hope it 's not in you children 's time." (23.40) Atticus is putting his own race down because he knows that almost every white man in Maycomb is racist. He doesn 't want his kids to…show more content…
Due to the amazing parenting skills atticus has, his kids understand what 's going on during the trial despite how little they are. They are beginning to see they way the world works as they get older. For example as they see how many nasty, racist people are living in the maycomb area they start to question why everyone is not fair Like Attius. ".If there 's just one kind of folks, why can 't they get along with each other? If they 're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I 'm beginning to understand something. I think I 'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley 's stayed shut up in the house all this time.it 's because he wants to stay inside."-Jem (240) They now think Boo is staying inside because of how unfair the

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