Examples Of Ignorance In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, a man named Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Until Tom was placed in front of a judge, he had been forced to be held in the Maycomb jail. While he remained there, an angry and ignorant mob went to jail to kill Tom. Ignorance is the absence of knowledge on a subject, which is like how the mob lacked knowledge on how being black does not cause Tom to be guilty. The mob is not the only instance in which ignorance is used; it occurs regularly in Maycomb. One instance in which a civilian of Maycomb was ignorant is when Scout stated, "A Negro would not pass the Radley Place at night; he would cut across to the sidewalk opposite and whistle as he walked" (Lee 11). This line shows that the townsfolk

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