Examples Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Prejudice is preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. So how would that be represented in the book to kill a mockingbird? Well the main character Scout learns about different types of prejudice that are illustrated by the actions of the towns people towards Boo Radley, the Ewells and Tom Robinson.
Scout learns that they way Dyl, Jem, and herself look at and judge Boo Radley is very prejudice because they do not know how Boo Radley really is. They just think since so many people say he is a mean person that he must be mean. They think that he is weird because he only comes out of the house at night or so the rumors say he does. They think he’s not like them because he sits in the house all day and doesn't talk to other people. But they don’t know how Boo Radley really is because they never give him a chance until Boo starts secretly doing stuff nice for the kids. …show more content…

The Ewells think they can just blame him for a crime he doesn’t commit just because he is another skin color then they are. Scout learns that her father doesn’t care what the color of your skin is but if you truly care for people around you he will show you the respect that you deserve. Atticus wants scout to learn that the way the Ewells treat Tom is wrong. Ewells a very prejudice and not just towards Tom for the color of his skin but they are also prejudice towards Atticus and Scout because they have a black nanny and they think that is wrong to employ a black person they still believe that the white people are better then black people. “When you get to high school cecil you’ll learn that the jews have been persecuted since the beginning of history, even driven out of their country. It’s one of the most terrible stories in history” -Miss Gates (lee 245) If someone feels the other person if better then them they will till the other person that they are better then them till they believe

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