Effects Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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How does prejudice impact the citizens of the United States? The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in Maycomb County, Alabama during the Great Depression. The main characters in the novel are the members of the Finch family which are Scout, Jem, and Atticus. Prejudice is shown throughout the novel between the citizens of Maycomb and how they treat each other based on where they reside in social groups. The novel follows the account of Scout over the span of a few years, there are certain parts of the novel that emit the feelings of prejudice. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, prejudice is shown as an important part of Maycomb’s society. Groups in Maycomb are based on race, class, and gender. Racial prejudice is shown throughout the novel towards the African American society. Early in the novel Scout and Jem go with their housekeeper, Calpurnia to the African American church. The church that Scout, Jem, and Calpurnia attend is called First Purchase and is mainly a church for African Americans since it 's not as well kept up as the other churches in town. When they are visiting the church they are first greeted by Lula an older African American woman who has a history of not liking white people, so when Scout and Jem visited the church, she was not very welcoming to them. Very few African Americans at the church are able to read and write, so while attending the church Scout notices that there are no bibles of hymn books for the attendants of the church.
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