Examples Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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How does prejudice affect the world? In To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee answers that question throughout the novel. Prejudice is something that still occurs today, as well as in this novel. To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, shows many different types of prejudice, including gender, racial, and class. This novel takes place when all three of these types of prejudice happen on a daily basis. From beginning to end in To Kill a Mockingbird, gender, class, and racial prejudices were present in Maycomb.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, racial prejudice is evident throughout the novel. An example is when Calpurnia offers to take Scout and Jem to her church because they didn’t have anything else to do. Scout and Jem say yes, they are excited. When they arrive, a woman named Lula says, “‘You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillun here--they got their church, we got our’n…’” (Lee 136). …show more content…

One example is how the Ewell’s are hated by most of white society. Atticus says that they have been a disgrace to Maycomb for the past couple years, and that they have never done honest work. That is why they are avoided by white society. An additional example of class prejudice is how Aunt Alexandra doesn’t let Scout play with Walter because he is beneath them in their social status. Scout keeps asking why she won’t let her play with Walter, Aunt Alexandra replies with this, “‘Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up his habits and learning Lord-knows-what…’” (Lee 256). Scout is upset by this and continues to ask her Aunt. Scout just wants to be nice to Walter, but she is not given the chance. The last example is when Jem clarifies the four kinds of people in the world. He is discussing with Scout when he is talking about this. This show class prejudice because the four kinds of people are based off of class and how much money each one

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