Examples Of Judging In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Judging in To KIll A Mockingbird
“The black man did it” she said.
“Typical”, he said in response.
Humans tend to judge others for many reasons. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, it shows a great theme of judging and that you don't really know a person until you have walked around in their shoes. This story takes place in the 1930s in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb County. It is a story of a black man being accused for something he didn't do, and the family of the lawyer who defends him. In this book many people are judged. Some are judged for their class, some are judged for their race, and some are judged for the things they do or say. Mayella Ewell, Boo Radley, and Atticus Finch were all victims of judging …show more content…

Most people in the town know her as a poor girl with a huge family and really bad manners. She was the victim of rape and Tom Robinson (a black man) was accused of it. During the trial Mayella acted very scared and un-proper. She says “Your fancy airs don't come to nothin'—your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch-" (Lee 251 ) when all Atticus was doing was treating her with simple respect, calling her ma’am and Miss Mayella. She was so poor and uneducated that when someone called her ma’am she thought they were mocking her. Many people judged her for this. Even as a reader I grew to dislike her because of the way she spoke. What I learned was that her dad did not know the correct ways to respect a lady and so that is the way her dad taught her. It is not her fault she wasn’t educated, she had to work so her family could have food and money. We should not judge her. We do not know her full …show more content…

Most of the things they judged him on were rumors. One fact, that everyone knew, was that he did not come out of his house very often. When people noticed that they started spreading rumors that his parents locked him up because he tried to kill his dad. These rumors were not true. Stephanie Crawford told many stories about him. One time she said “Boo was sitting in the livingroom cutting some items from The Maycomb Tribune to paste in his scrapbook. His father entered the room, and as Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.” (Lee 13). A lot of stories began to spread after this story started. More rumors were made. Now when people saw or heard of him they would become silent and get scared. They didn’t like him, yet, most of them haven’t met him. This is a huge example of judging. At the end of the story we met Boo and he was a very sweet man. It is sad that judging is so easy, and that it can ruin someone’s

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