Examples Of Age Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The second type, of prejudice instituted in the novel is age prejudice. Age prejudice is any attitude, or action which subordinates a person or group, because of their age or any assignment of roles in society purely on the basis of age. Age prejudice can be found in a few parts of the novel, and it makes you comprehend how both kids and adults are misjudged based on their age. A character that displays age prejudice is Miss. Maudie. On the contrary, Miss. Maudie does not experience age prejudice, but directs it towards Scout. As Miss. Maudie was conversing with Scout about Mr. Arthur she says, “you are too young to understand.” Miss. Maudie is referring to the fact that Scout is too young to understand what is occurring or that she is not old enough to understand the ordeal with Mr. Arthur. Scout is still a young girl, who is still trying to comprehend the world. Nevertheless, Scout is misjudged by Miss. Maudie based on her age. Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90… Time is a concept that humans created. This makes it age prejudice, because people come to the conclusion that Scout would not understand adult problems. On the other hand, another example of age prejudice found in the novel is when Scout and Jem are conversing. Like brother and sister, Jem and Scout are going to have their differences. Sometimes the older sibling does not want their friends, seeing them with their younger sibling, because they might be embarrassed. That is what occurs with Jem and Scout. As the new school year started Jem started maturing more and more to the point where he did not want his sister to…show more content…
Gender prejudice, also known as sexism, refers to prejudice or discrimination based on sex and/or gender, as well as conditions or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on gender. For instance, gender prejudice appears when Jem and Dill would not let Scout
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