How Does Harper Lee Use Racial Issues In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Think to yourself have you ever been treated a way purely based only the color of your skin? In the book, To KIll A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are many scenarios involving racial issues. In the injustice world of Maycomb made up of a majority of white people and some blacks. The book follows the lives of Atticus, Jem and Scout Finch a white not racist family, that goes through some tough times. Lee teaches her reader that racism causes people to make unjust decisions because they see blacks as half a human. The social codes of society make people make unjust decisions that they don’t think much about. After Tom Robinson’s trial, there was a brutal incident where Tom what killed. The text states, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed” (241) There is so much white-power used in Maycomb the second a Mayella accused Tom for rape, he didn’t have a chance. Throughout the book Harper lee proves how prejudice the town is. Why should white people have an advantage over others? Adding onto that, the passage continues to say that, “Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of…show more content…
Once again about one month after Tom Robinson's death, his widow wife Helen started her new job given to her by Mr. Link Deas at his store. Later the book goes on saying, “Calpurnia said it was hard on Helen, because she had to walk nearly a mile out of her way to avoid the Ewells, who, according to Helen, “chunked at her” the first time she tried to use the public road. (285) This just shows how a woman that had such a hardship, losing her husband is still abused. Nobody deserves to be treated that way. Especially someone still morning should be treat is the utmost respect and kindness. Why should Helen’s passed have an effect in the present she didn’t do anything
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