Examples Of Stereotyping In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Stereotyping is represented in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through historical allusion. Tom Robinson, who was an innocent crippled handed and kind, was falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Consequently, he was put into trial. This trial, which alludes to Scottsboro trial, portrays white man’s stereotypical view of black man at that time. As black men in the 1930s were viewed as criminals and rapist, the trial ends with a death penalty to Robinson. Being black, Robinson did not get a fair trial because of the stereotypical prospect of the town people and jury. Robinson falls a victim to stereotyping and gets killed for something he did not do. Moreover, the title of the novel To Kill a Mocking bird alludes to Robinson. He was killed

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