Examples Of Racism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee depicts how racism will never cease to exist through the use of minor characters as shown by how family beliefs do not coincide on ethical dilemmas, young children are obliged to follow society’s mentality, and having it present amongst all races

Racism will never end due to contradictions amongst family members on ethical dilemmas, despite having similar upbringings represented in the novel through the Finch family. With such contempt, Aunt Alexandra mentioned that “[they] don’t need [Calpurnia] ...” now that she moved in, after finding that the kids need a positive and feminine influence in their lives, notably Scout. However, Atticus stresses that “Cal’s lights are pretty good” in polite disapproval. Although the two siblings have spent considerable time together growing up, it is evident that their attitudes contradict on moralities when dealing with social justice issues like racism. Aunt Alexandra can be identified as a narrow-minded and obstinate person who is blinded by her own beliefs to see the wrong and bias in her mentality, along with many others today. Unlike Atticus, Aunt Alexandra fails to acknowledge Calpurnia’s contributions to the family simply because she doesn’t honor the value of people with darker skin. It proves that if people within a family are unable to look at racism and its damage from the same perspective, it is not possible for everyone in this world to become a righteous human being. Similarly, Francis believes that his “...Uncle
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