How Does Lee Use Racial Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Scout, who is the protagonist, is six years old and lives in Maycomb County, Alabama. She has the talent of reading when most people her age still can't and that is thanks to her father, Atticus who is a lawyer and her cook who In addition, the historical novel has a lot of gender inequality, injustice, and racial discrimination. Scout is a young girl, who is not like other girls, for she is like a tomboy who likes to play outside, play with her brother, and get dirty. Furthermore, she knows the laws that only a lawyer would know because of her father Atticus. On the other hand, she lost her mother, and her father is hardly around, so she doesn't have a parental figure around. Unless you consider her family cook named Calpurnia that reprimands her when she doesn't behave properly. There is racial discrimination in the novel when a black male is accused of rape and when Atticus, Scout’s father, agrees to be his lawyer. As a…show more content…
Last, everyone in the Maycomb is frightened of him due to the fact that he has a mental illness. Despite his illness, he rescues Scout and her brother Jem, who were walking home from a game when they were ambushed by a man walking nearby. The man hurt Jem causing him an injured arm, and unexpectedly Boo Radley rescued them both and took them home safely. This action alone changed Scout’s perception of him into an appreciative one. Overall, “To Kill A Mockingbird shows the effect of injustice, discrimination, and inequality. There are many challenges Scout and her brother face must face, but they overcome them all one by one, and the least expected character Boo Radley helped them face one of them. Scout learned that you can’t believe the rumors that go around and thanked Boo Radley for his help as a result of being concerned about Jem’s injury
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