Examples Of Disrespect In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the 1930’s disrespect was a big problem because people didn’t accept others for who they were, when we are really all the same on the inside.In To Kill a Mockingbird disrespect is shown because the story is set in the 1930’s, in a small town called Maycomb. Jem and Scout’s father is defending a black man in court. The black man, Tom, was on trial for being accused of rapping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Disrespect is shown when Francis calls Atticus names because he is defending Tom. Disrespect is also shown when Lula doesn’t want Calpurnia to bring Jem and Scout into the church because it is the black church. Finally, when Mrs. Dubose calls Atticus names in front of Jem and Scout, because he is defending a black man in court.In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, in all these cases disrespect occurs when people don’t understand eachothers values. Disrespect can occur when someone judges another person without even meeting them. Lula disrespects Jem and scout by prejudging then based on the color of their skin and not the context of their character.Calpurnia took Jem and Scout to the First Purchase Church for the first time and Lula didn’t want them…show more content…
Francis disrespects Atticus by expressing the opinion of his superior. Scout, Atticus, Jem, and Jack go to Finch’s Landing. Scout and her cousin Francis go outside to play after Christmas dinner. Francis was telling Scout what his grandma says, when he said, “ Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turned out a n***** lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again. He’s ruinin’ the family that's what he’s doin’” (Lee 110). This quote shows that because Francis believes the opinion that he hears: he is taking his grandma’s opinion. Francis is niev and he doesn’t know what he is saying, so he doesn’t understand that it is rude. Disrespect can happen when someone doesn’t know a
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