Effects Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Physical Effects Of Prejudice The consequences of prejudice can be to the biggest or to the smallest extent as seen in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Although prejudice effects all people differently, the characters throughout the novel experience the uniting commonality of being considered outcasts in their society. This is depicted through Harper’s writing when Dolphus Raymond is victimized due to his actions, Boo Radley’s reputation becomes forever tarnished and Atticus is besmirched by the citizens of Maycomb. Dolphus Raymond is a victim to prejudice because of his actions, it leads him to an inevitable fate. Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence why he faces prejudice. First and foremost, when the children take a break from the trial, Mr. Raymond falls victim to prejudice as Scout states he “was an evil man” (Lee,267). Scout is entitled to an opinion, however, the reader can infer that due to her age she is impressionable. Scout’s prejudice towards Dolphus relies on the gossip amongst the citizens regarding his association with the coloured society, at that time they were a group of people looked down upon. Mr.Raymond faces one of the worst ramifications that prejudice bears. The coloured population are outcasts in the town, therefore so is Dolphus by association. To emphasize this, Dolphus states, “Some folks don’t- like the way I live… if I weave a little and drink out of
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