Effects Of Labels In To Kill A Mockingbird

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How do Labels Affect People? There are so many things in our world that can affect people. One thing that has been around for a while continues to be used are labels. Label can be defined as “to put in a certain class; classify.” In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird a fictional drama by Harper Lee, labels are frequently used to further the plot and develop a story. Labels can be used positively or negatively. Even though some may say labels are normal, common labels that affect people in the town of Maycomb (the setting of TKAM) by Hurting them, Angering them and Negativity. Labels affect people by hurting them. The first example of hurt is when everyone thought Boo Radley was a bad guy and everyone did not like him or want to see him or talk to him. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch... his hands were bloodstained ...There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled…show more content…
The final way that shows how labels can affect people is negativity. There is so much negativity in this book, like when the book mentioned how the Ewells were not liked. “ The Ewells have been the disgrace of maycomb for three generations.”(Lee 30) This is true and nobody in Maycomb likes the Ewells. The only reason that people were on their side for the trial was because Tom was black and the people were racist that stood against him, They didn 't stand by the Ewells because they liked them. This book shows how labels can affect almost everyone and shows how you can be judged on almost anything. You can be judged on how you look, skin color, the people you associate with, and much more. Even though Tom Robinson lost to Bob he should have won and he would 've if it wasn 't for his skin color. . Labels affect everyone different and usually negatively, Causing them to feel Hurt, Anger, and Negatively. Nobody deserves to be judged
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