Boo is actually scared of the world because he knows it’s cruel and unforgiving at times. Eventually, Boo saves Jem and Scout from getting murdered by Mr.Ewell, and Scout learns that “most people are (nice)...when you finally see them” from Atticus. This means that no one should judge people negatively before they get to know them, as then they’ll grow biases against others. However, this doesn’t often
Cruel Times The cruelty in this book is seen through the situations of Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Maycomb's reaction to Atticus taking the Tom Robinson case It is very unsettling. Tom Robinson's case was a very unique in that he did absolutely nothing wrong and was still in court all because of his skin. "There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life."
Lee demonstrates through the social injustices Boo Radley, Dolphus Raymond, and the Cunninghams have to endure, that prejudice comes in many forms, including prejudice against outsiders. Lee believes people should be kind to everyone, because no one ever truly understands a person until they see the world from their point of view. "'First of all,' he [Atticus] said, 'If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-' 'Sir?' '-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it’” (Lee loc 492).
In the story Atticus states “As you grow older, you 'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don 't you forget it- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”. Since Scout is hearing this from such a young age it gives the reader a better understanding of how Scouts life is being affected since she is so young. If in this case it was in Atticus’s shoes the reader wouldn 't learn as much as from Scout 's eyes because Atticus is very smart and doesn 't need to learn these type of things again, therefore we the reader wouldn 't learn anything moral. Another advantage that Harper Lee had when writing To Kill a Mockingbird is that when Scout says “I think there 's one kind of folks. Folks”, she is able to portray more of her child like innocence, whereas if this was Atticus saying it, it wouldn 't really make sense considering he 's a grown man who knew a lot of and about the world.
Being a black man, it was wrong for him to pity someone “above” him, even if she was a squalid, poor white girl. Miss Maudie showed empathy towards Scout, Atticus, and the black people. She stays loyal to Atticus’s side throughout the trial and doesn’t let anyone change her ideas, even though people try to convince her otherwise. When she is comforting Atticus after the trial, she makes a valid point. “The jury took a couple hours.
He shows Jem and Scout not to judge people until they've walked in their shoes. Chapter 3 on page 85-87 Atticus says "First of all, if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Out of all the people in this book Atticus is the one who is most likely to not judge someone. He stands up for a black man knowing he will get judged and made fun of. Indeed, while Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes.
Prejudice leads to many consequences. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us how the evils of prejudice impact on the lives of innocent people such as Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson. Atticus Finch, the most famous lawyer in Maycomb County, is a highly respected and honoured individual in the community who becomes a victim of prejudice. Atticus, a white man is defending Tom Robinson, a black man. This is quite peculiar because in Maycomb County, blacks and whites are separated and whites usually despise colored folks.
Scout and Jem were explained by their father, Atticus, that racism does exist in the following sentences. “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads¬—they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life.” (Harper 295). As shown, America had a serious case of racial inequality.
In sealand people are very forgiving of of the sins the people make and they do not care about deformities that some people might have. However the people of waknuk are not as forgiving. Especially Joseph Storm who is david's father, who beats david when he said “I could managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand” (26). After this statement had been said Joseph had beaten david very badly. On the other hand the people from the fringes are not forgiving of the people from waknuk because they were outcast from there.
In the novel, ‘To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates the small, imaginary town, the Maycomb County, as a place where racism and social inequality happens in the background of 1930s America. Not only the segregation between whites and blacks, but also the poor lived in a harsh state of living. As Scout, the young narrator, tells the story, Lee introduces and highlights the effects of racism and social inequality on the citizens of Maycomb County by using various characters such as Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell. Firstly, Harper Lee portrays Boo Radley as a victim of social inequality through adjectives and metaphor in the phrase, “There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten;” ‘Long jagged scar that ran across his face’ tells us that Boo Radley has stereotype about his appearance, which forces to imagine Boo as a scary and threatening person. The phrase, ‘yellow and rotten’ make the readers think as if Boo Radley is poor and low in a social hierarchy, as he cannot afford to brush his teeth.