Essay On Social Outcast In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To be free of racism means to be a social outcast. The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book about a southern town turning to racism in the 1930s. The book follows Scout and tells about her life, and her opening her eyes to ultimately to see the racist world around her. In more detail, throughout the book, several characters symbolize the Mockingbird. The mockingbird symbolizes something or someone whos pure and has never done anything bad. However, All the people that symbolize mockingbirds are social outcasts in Maycomb. The most notorious character despised in all of Maycomb is Boo Radley, and he is a Mockingbird and a social outcast. Throughout the book, Boo Radley is portrayed as the bad guy who sneaks out at night, steals things and makes trouble for people in the town of Maycomb. Although, towards the end of the book Jem speaks to Scout about Boo Radley. Jem says "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" (Lee 139). The quote exemplifies the fact that Boo Radley is a social outcast in Maycomb. Coupled with, the fact that he is a Mockingbird. However, he is a social outcast because he is a mockingbird. Boo Radley doesn't like to go…show more content…
Overall, Boo Radley will always be seen as a creepy old man due to his lack of strength to go outside and see the racist world. Tom Robinson, who was innocent but died anyway purely because of the color of his skin. Then, Jem who would be ridiculed and harassed if people knew what he did and what he believed in. Finally, everyone who symbolizes a mockingbird is an outcast whether it’s because what they believe in, the color of their skin or even actions that people have thought they did. However, if most people believe in something is that the right thing to believe
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